Blake C. Goldring

Opinion: The importance of financial literacy

Financial literacy is the elephant in the room that is finally getting the attention it deserves. With the federal Task Force on Financial Literacy preparing to send its recommendations to the government next month and more plain-language investor information coming to mutual and segregated funds early next year, discussion of how to address this crucial […]

By Blake C. Goldring |November 11, 2010

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Op Ed: The value of advice

If ever there was a time for professional investment advice, we’ve just seen it. The past couple of years have clarified just how crucial and valuable independent guidance and counsel are to the average investor. It’s often said advisors take a holistic approach to helping investors navigate key milestones, including economic downturns. And survey after […]

By Blake C. Goldring |October 1, 2010

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Pension reform must promote choice, education

The current discussion of pension reform has a certain historic echo. Similar to the debate around Medicare in the 1960s, the future of Canada’s retirement income system is garnering attention as an issue of national importance. Like Medicare, which addressed the health care needs of Canadians, the growing focus on pension reform is looking at […]

By Blake C. Goldring |April 8, 2010

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