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Trailer-fee class action launched

Lawsuit's goal is to have discount brokerages return trailing commissions to investors

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Mandate change for Counsel Global Small Cap Fund

The U.S. and international mandates will be combined into one global ex-Canada mandate

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2020 January 17, 2020
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SEC charges Portus founder

SEC alleges Boaz Manor concealed his identity from investors in US$30-million fruadulent ICO offering

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Empire Life makes changes to group solutions leadership

Three executives take on new duties

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MFDA panel fines, bans rep

Allegations include improper personal financial dealings and misleading investigators

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HELOC borrowing drops in November

Home equity lines of credit haven't rebounded with the housing market, a Scotiabank report says

  • By: Staff
  • January 16, 2020 January 16, 2020
  • 13:56
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New CSA guidance tackles crypto trading

The regulator has clarified when crypto trading is subject to securities law

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The unexpected realities of retirement

Things don’t always turn out as planned, according to a national survey

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New initiative aims to future-proof the U.S. dollar

The Digital Dollar Project will explore tokenizing the U.S. currency

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IOSCO makes UTC recommendation official

The global group of securities regulators is calling on firms to synchronize their watches

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New acquisition boosts Harbourfront’s private wealth business

Harbourfront Wealth Management has struck a deal to acquire Vertex One’s private wealth division

Agora launches platform for serving small accounts

The new platform offers a range of model portfolios for clients with average account sizes

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IIROC fines advisor $60K for due diligence failures

The advisor's client was mentally incapacitated, and her son made unauthorized trades in her account

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2020 January 15, 2020
  • 14:46
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The coal sector could be in for a rough ride

Moody’s predicts increasing demand for sustainable investments will make it hard for coal companies to access capital

  • January 15, 2020 January 15, 2020
  • 14:21
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Report predicts a surge in dividend payouts in 2020

The banking sector is expected to be the leading source of dividends

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Canadian VC investment had a record year in 2019

Despite a slight dip in Q4, VC investment hit a record US$4.6 billion

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Survey finds investors expect their advisors to know about RI

Most respondents to an RBC poll said they would turn to their advisor to learn about responsible investing

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New ESG data service coming from ICE

The data will include metrics on GHG emissions and board diversity

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TSX to launch new pot index next week

The S&P/TSX Cannabis Index will track companies listed on the TSX and TSXV

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How much time does your client spend worrying about money?

A poll from Scotiabank found that older Canadians worry less than millennials

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Toronto man faces charges for breaching OSC ban

A 2015 order banned him from serving as a corporate director or officer for five years

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InvestorCom service helps firms meet product suitability rules

ShelfMonitor was created with client-focused reforms in mind

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  • January 14, 2020 January 14, 2020
  • 12:02
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BlackRock makes climate change a top priority

The asset manager will start asking companies to disclose climate-related risks

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IIROC issues revised guidance to reflect new plain-language rules

The SRO is working on standardizing, reorganizing and updating its guidance

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With big data comes big responsibilities: report

The European Banking Authority says that tech-driven innovations in the banking sector must be ethical and accountable