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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
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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

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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
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Advisors need to help clients find purpose in retirement

Promoting personal interests can persuade clients to commit to a retirement plan, says CEO of career transition organization

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Robo advice shines for borrowers: study

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

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Advisors must improve how they work with wealthy families

False assumptions and biases limit advisors’ ability to serve the wealthiest clients, suggests a family office consultant

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Vacation tips for advisors

To ease client worries, advisors may need to be responsive in case of emergencies

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Advice for novice advisors in tough times

How these experienced advisors handled unfavourable economic conditions

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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
ESG investing

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

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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


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

The convenience, trade-offs and pitfalls of e-signatures

A welcome industry development gets a critical assessment

Leveraging technology to serve your clients

Advisors face a host of challenges integrating new tech

Advisor business support growing across Canada’s wealth firms

There's higher demand for advisor coaching and consulting that can't be ignored

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 24, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00

Strategies for clients struggling with inflation

Advisors can help clients with debt and long-term goals

They’re coming: How to fit gen Z advisors into your practice

This generation brings a different approach to work

  • By: Todd Humber
  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
  • 09:00

How to prevent client complaints

At FP Canada's annual conference, Ellen Bessner outlined red flags to identify and mitigate

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