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IG settles with MFDA over suitability of DSC sales to elderly clients

The hearing involved two clients over age 90 sold DSC funds with seven-year redemption schedules

HSBC, Capital Group make fund changes

Changes include fee reductions and tiers

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019
  • 11:14
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Global ETF assets reached US$5.57 trillion last month

Flows into fixed income ETFs are up this year

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019
  • 11:13
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IIROC delays debt trade reporting change to 2020

The reduced reporting deadline for debt transactions won't take effect until April

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019
  • 10:22
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ScotiaMcLeod head departs

Rob Djurfeldt is no longer with the firm

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ATB Financial downgrades Alberta’s growth rate to 0.7%

Challenges come from oil and gas sector, labour market

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019
  • 14:53

Where the U.S.-China trade war really hurts

The biggest cost might be to confidence, a CIBC report says

Cut purple ribbon

Horizons launches uranium ETF

The product looks to capitalize on demand for nuclear energy

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019
  • 13:12
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Climate change is a risk to the financial system, BoC says

The latest financial system review placed climate change alongside the housing market and household debt

Mosaic made by pieces of Canadian banknotes

Foreign investment declines in March, but remains strong for Q1

Investors sold off money market securities and Canadian equities, and added bonds

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019
  • 12:18

IIROC shows new investigative authority in 2018 enforcement report

Suitability issues remain the top complaint

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Manulife partners with BEworks to train advisors in behavioural economics

Advisors can fall prey to the same biases as clients

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B.C. launches money laundering inquiry

Commission will deliver an interim report within 18 months

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019
  • 16:42

Overvalued assets, trade, Brexit pose risks to markets: ESMA

The risk of a correction remains high, the European regulator says

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019
  • 12:16

Canadian home sales see first year-over-year increase since 2017

Sales in April were up 4.2%, boosted by Toronto and Montreal

Canadian inflation rises in April; gas prices strengthen from carbon pricing

The consumer price index increased to 2% annualized

OSC drops late filing fees for outside business activities

The change will result in more than $700K of savings for registrants

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019
  • 14:51

Corporate ESG performance improves, but violations increase

Banks, for example, have the most governance-related 'controversies,' a report says

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019
  • 13:16

Nest Wealth acquires maker of financial planning software

Acquisition of Razor Logic Systems will bolster services offered to advisors

ETFs track liquidity risk: report

ETFs track the performance and liquidity of their underlying assets

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
  • 16:20

TDAM launches three ETFs

The new products include a low-volatility strategy

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
  • 14:45

Biggest Winner ETF competition is back

Contestants have six weeks to invest and trade in a simulated ETF market

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2019 May 6, 2019
  • 12:24