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How much risk is enough?

Clients who run out of money in retirement could bring negligence claims against too-conservative advisors

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Client Confidential: A playwright describes the good life, and good advice

"Dealing with our financial advisor was very uncomfortable"


When clients ask financial planners about investments

Unlicensed professionals must avoid registrable activity

4 tips for building succession plan for advisors

Succession planning tips from advisors

The succession planning process can be difficult, so plan ahead as much as possible

Pandemic sheds light on financial planning goals, how to achieve them: surveys

More Canadians are living in the moment, but retirement fears persist

  • By: Staff
  • October 18, 2021 October 18, 2021
  • 15:00
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Do KYC profiles match client trading behaviour?

Researchers point to new ways of assessing risk

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How to prepare for a home audit

Dealers shouldn’t be confronted with red flags upon entry to the home


What was the biggest lesson you learned during the pandemic?

We asked three advisors

Issac Jonas

Client Confidential: Isaac Jonas

A resource economist adjusts to banking in Canada


Advisors should get ahead of the ESG backlash

Regulators are asking if ESG funds are doing what they're supposed to. Clients may be asking, too.

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Pandemic creates cross-border employment and tax riddle

Help this U.S.-based couple who moved to Canada to care for an elderly parent


RESPs are a perfect opportunity to build relationships

Students need financial planning, too

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Regulators to host free events for investors

The activities are part of investor education month and world investor week

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 13:05

Stop putting off succession planning

An industry expert urged advisors to step up their game during IAFP's 2021 symposium

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
  • 15:37
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How advisors are responding to the pandemic election results

Clients' concerns range from broad social and fiscal spending to potential tax changes

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 14:40
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How to make good use of Monte Carlo projections

Projections are essential for planning but they rely on the quality of the variables used

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FCAC releases new financial literacy strategy

The government agency hopes to make the financial system more accessible and inclusive

  • By: Staff
  • July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021
  • 12:22
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Addressing the conflict of proprietary products

Conflicts-related reforms come into effect June 30

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As housing prices soar, advisors are adjusting their strategies

Some young clients fear missing out, while older ones may be sitting on unexpected gold mines

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

ESG interest on the rise, but so is fear of greenwashing

The final day of the RIA conference focused on retail advisors

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How do you measure the impact of an impact investment?

Choosing products that deliver real-world results is a challenge for the industry

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Client-focused reforms and advisor compensation

New rules coming into effect June 30 require advisors to address material conflicts

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Climate metrics are imperfect, but advisors still need to start using them

Experts at the RIA conference said advisors should be discussing net-zero portfolios

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One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: survey

Firms should prioritize hybrid models to serve investors post-pandemic, an EY study says

Jake Goertzen

Client Confidential: Jake Goertzen

A Winnipeg truck driver discusses financial advice and the road to retirement