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An unlikely confession about commuting

The loss of that loathsome ritual may be contributing to stress

retirement challenge

What’s the most overlooked challenge clients face in retirement?

We asked three advisors

panic sell

Stop the freakouts before they happen

New research looks to identify panic sellers early

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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

Gary Kirkham and his wife Chea

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

work from home

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.

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

Crypto firms struggling to satisfy U.K.’s anti-money laundering rules

Canadian regulators are also trying to come to grips with regulating crypto trading firms

Helping clients make decisions in tumultuous times

For clients making life changes during Covid-19, advisors are providing clarity

Don’t let FOMO from social media affect your investing decisions, experts say

While not a new phenomenon, "social media puts FOMO on steroids,'' Neil Gross says

Inflation lessons from history

It’s time to stress-test client portfolios

  • By: Jim Otar
  • December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 11:17

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