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How to talk to clients about debt

A holistic approach to clients’ finances can help them prepare for interest-rate hikes and get out of debt faster

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Coaching clients through a volatile market

Active listening and putting returns in historical context can be effective communication strategies

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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
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Success with succession more likely with team approach

A financial advisory team in Oakville, Ont. has found that both clients and the bottom line can benefit when advisors work in tandem

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Truth in labelling comes for Ontario advisors

As the province adjusts to titles regulation, we look at Quebec’s experience

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Investor’s inheritance, ESG concerns prompt her to switch advisors

Help this client factor in ESG investing and plan for the future

Acting as attorney for property when your client is family

Best practice calls for separate roles

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Why wealth managers are assessing clients’ personalities

In a more competitive market, insight into a client’s thinking can provide an edge

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Client Confidential: Darby Lee Young

Level Playing Field founder discusses investing and accessibility

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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

Ethereum completes ‘Merge’ upgrade to network

The long-awaited change has implications for investors

U.S. investors not using advisors for crypto: report

Many investors with advisors are trading crypto via platforms such as Coinbase and Binance

Robo advice shines for borrowers: study

Automated advice optimizes debt management, FCA finds — if consumers let it

Divorce should prompt investment strategy review, say financial planners

Valuations for property division are tied to the date of separation, rather than the date a divorce is granted

Don’t assume clients understand inflation risk

European regulators warn industry to pay special attention to inflation in disclosure and suitability

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 14:58

Dealing with ‘quiet quitting’ as a financial advisor

If one of your support staff is not performing to their usual level, it’s worth a conversation

  • By: Todd Humber
  • September 12, 2022 September 9, 2022
  • 13:00

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