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Millennials working with financial advisors more than robos: report

A global study found 40% of millennials are turning to advisors while only 7% use automated advice

How advisors can incorporate sustainable investing

Investors are increasingly interested in the non-financial impacts of their portfolios

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How do you use ETFs in client portfolios?

We asked three advisors

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Total cost reporting is coming

Five years into CRM2, the cracks are showing

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Client Confidential: Chenny Xia

An entrepreneur's complicated relationship with money


The financial industry wants you — to mentor

The advice channel’s survival depends on seasoned veterans who are willing to impart knowledge

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When a client request raises red flags

Thorough KYC lays the groundwork for advisory action

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Empathy with clients led to more pandemic stress for female advisors: study

A high degree of empathy can also lead to burnout, the paper said

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Tips for surviving next year’s RRSP season

If you've been overwhelmed over the past month, two financial advisors offer ideas for improving your experience in 2023

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DIY trend seen fuelling demand for advisors

A report from Greenwich says technology makes investing more accessible but no less complex

  • By: Staff
  • February 22, 2022 February 22, 2022
  • 15:51
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RRSP season offers opportunity to fill client knowledge gaps

Retirement topics to discuss include taxes, insurance, income, IG poll suggests

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2022 February 10, 2022
  • 14:47
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Cash flow and emergency funds a vital part of financial planning

Clients are worried about not meeting their retirement goals, but a cushion can provide comfort

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DIY investor’s windfall requires unique advice

How do you convince a successful gambler and Bitcoin investor that he needs an advisor?

Commission-free trading driving satisfaction for DIY investors: J.D. Power

More than one-third of millennial DIY investors surveyed in Canada have invested in cryptocurrencies

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 14:47

Regulators must face the rise of the machines

IOSCO sets guidance on overseeing AI use for investment firms, asset managers

Cloud computing transforming brokerage industry, report says

Technology presents opportunities as well as challenges for firms, FINRA said

Debt in a time of rising rates

How will rising rates affect your clients, particularly those with debt?

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
  • 10:05

Values-based conversations key to ESG investing and KYC requirements

An RIA panel discussed the challenges and opportunities of integrating ESG considerations into know-your-client procedures

Don’t get too far into the weeds of ESG terminology

Whether the label is 'responsible' or 'sustainable' investing, focus on the approaches and not the title, an RIA conference speaker said

Halfway through an SRO ban, ex-rep agrees to new suspension

An OSC enforcement action against a former rep has extended an existing suspension

China’s growth picks up in Q3 as recovery takes hold

Retail sales finally returned to pre-virus levels

CE Course: Optimal asset location

Examining how taxes, expected investment outcomes and utility can affect asset location

Help retired clients avoid high-pressure sales tactics

Be sensitive to the psychology and life-stage perspective of retirees

  • By: Al Emid
  • November 6, 2013 December 9, 2019
  • 07:00

Advisors can do more to help their clients relax in retirement

Retirees are re-assessing how they deal with financial markets

  • By: Al Emid
  • October 30, 2013 December 9, 2019
  • 07:00

The whole picture: Understanding the needs of aging clients

The process of aging can take its toll