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New SEC unit will tackle misconduct involving ESG

The new task force will look at issuers' climate risk disclosure, plus issues with investment ESG strategies

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Hedge fund managers share secrets to early-pandemic success

Award winners discussed Covid-19 playbooks and interest rates at a showcase this week

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Wealthsimple sells U.S. business to Betterment

All accounts will be transferred by June 2021

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2021 March 4, 2021
  • 14:30
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U.S. authorities secure guilty plea from crypto fraudster

The man was charged in connection with a US$16-million fraud two years ago

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Four tipsters, but just two awards

The pair of tipsters who have denied an award didn't provide info that contributed to the investigation, the SEC said

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Alts become a de-risking tool for more DB plans

Almost three-quarters of pensions surveyed by RBC Investor & Treasury Services expressed interest in alternative investments

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2021 March 4, 2021
  • 10:51
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Schemes spread via social media are a top investor threat, regulators say

Fraud may involve cryptoassets, precious metals and foreign exchange

Tips for taxpayers with repaid CERB error on tax slips

Don't file without an amended slip, EY Canada suggests

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Bank ombuds adds consumer advocate to board

New director to push consumer-friendly innovation at ADR's complaint body

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Investor frenzy accelerates Canada’s stock market activity in February, says TMX

Total volume more than doubled year over year

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After riding out pandemic, U.S. fund industry poised for growth: ISS

Index funds will claim over half of U.S. industry assets by 2025, a report said

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Laurentian Bank reports Q1 profit up from year ago, beats expectations

Residential mortgage biz will be a high priority ahead, chief executive says

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TD CEO earned $10.5M in 2020

Executive compensation was down last year

  • By: Staff
  • March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021
  • 17:09
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BoC must change its tune as economy outperforms, report says

As soon as next week, the central bank could start signalling a shift, according to Scotia Economics

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Biden’s pick for SEC flags trading-app gimmicks for scrutiny

Gary Gensler says the regulator will study the use of “behavioural” technology in stock-trading apps

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CRA says ‘rare’ error in some tax slips lists repaid CERB as taxable

The agency says it’s aware of some tax slips that wrongly list portions of repaid benefits as taxable income

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Sun Life names Manjit Singh as CFO

Singh begins the role on March 29

  • By: Staff
  • March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021
  • 12:46
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Fiera sells rights to manage US$1.9B emerging markets fund

The move comes as part of a strategic review of Fiera's U.S. operations

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  • March 2, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 12:04
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CFA Institute’s ESG product standards will build on current frameworks

The new standards will "weave together" ESG developments from around the world, says Brian Minns

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New York attorney general warns of ‘extreme’ crypto risks

Brokers, advisors could face civil and criminal liability for misconduct, alert warns

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Pensions seek clear strategies, lower costs through in-house management

A CIBC Mellon survey shows pension funds plan to manage more assets internally

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Led by SPACs and techs, global M&A surges

Record-setting February drives strong start in global deal activity, Refinitiv reports

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FP Canada names new president

Tashia Batstone will replace the retiring Cary List

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  • March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021
  • 13:43
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Dynamic launches emerging market equity fund

Inflows to emerging markets have soared in recent months

  • March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021
  • 11:10
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SEC suspends 15 stocks, citing social media hype

Regulator concerned that investors may be duped by efforts to pump dormant stocks