Mark Burgess


Mark has been the managing editor of since 2017. He has been covering business and politics for more than a decade. Email him at

Changes to dividend deduction could impact financial products: report

The Liberals are moving ahead with a measure for financial institutions proposed in the 2023 budget

By Mark Burgess | November 28, 2023

2 min read

Product news: Wealthsimple launches private equity fund

Plus, new ETFs from Mackenzie

By Mark Burgess | November 22, 2023

2 min read

Feds sweeten tax incentive for employee ownership trusts

The first $10 million in capital gains realized on the sale of a business would be exempted under proposed change

By Mark Burgess | November 21, 2023

1 min read

Product news: Manulife offering annuities again

High rates and demand led the firm to re-enter the market five years after exiting

By Mark Burgess | November 20, 2023

2 min read

Product news: CIBC structured notes allow investors to bet on housing market

Plus, balanced funds go private and an AI-branded ETF

By Mark Burgess | November 17, 2023

6 min read

Wealth management division buoys Canaccord through another tough quarter

Inflation forcing some clients to withdraw assets to meet needs

By Mark Burgess | November 15, 2023

2 min read

‘Hard truths’ about predictions heading into outlook season

Manulife's Frances Donald warns that the current environment has made forecasting very difficult

By Mark Burgess | November 14, 2023

4 min read

Sustainable funds in Canada suffer first quarter of outflows in more than 3 years

Passive funds drove the redemptions, while active flows remained positive

By Mark Burgess | November 13, 2023

2 min read

Investors betting on peak rates buy up bond ETFs: report

As yields surged last month, investors moved into longer-duration bond funds, National Bank says

By Mark Burgess | November 3, 2023

2 min read

Organizations team up on ESG definitions to fight greenwashing

The CFA Institute, GSIA and PRI hope their new resource will be adopted by industry and regulators

By Mark Burgess | November 1, 2023

2 min read

HISA ETFs now subject to stricter liquidity rules

Yields on the popular products could drop after OSFI's new requirements take effect in 2024

By Mark Burgess | October 31, 2023

5 min read

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