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Positioning your book for a sale

There's more than one approach to advisor succession

Boardroom agreement

U.S. CEOs’ payout targets may be too easy to hit, research suggests

Proportion of execs with target or above-target payouts fails to align with best practice

Lawyer writing in legal book

CSA proposes WKSI model

Proposal aims to ease regulatory costs, encourage capital formation by mature issuers

Hacker programing in technology enviroment with cyber icons and symbols

Fraud in mortgage, credit card, auto sectors rises amid interest rate hikes

If high rates persist, fraudulent activity could accelerate

agriculture in Alberta

Alberta deserves more than half CPP assets if it exits program: report

Province would be entitled to 53% of the national pension plan's pool by 2027


Crypto company wrong to cancel options, court finds

Power to award options lies with board, not management

Inspecting documents

U.S. fund industry slams new SEC fund-name rules

Regulator aims for truth in advertising, seeks to combat greenwashing

Corporate diversity

Small venture capital player becomes symbol in fight over corporate diversity policies

Fearless Fund co-founder says it will take trillions of dollars to close the racial and gender gap in venture capital funding

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FSRA publishes final fee rule for its sectors

The rule includes the regulator's fee calculations for credentialing bodies

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2023 September 19, 2023
  • 16:32
Summer landscape. Sky and green grass.

Task force issues disclosure recommendations for nature, biodiversity risk

The aim is informed capital allocation decisions

Downward slide

Job vacancies decline, wage growth pressures ease in Q2

Signs of labour market slack emerge in the second quarter, StatsCan says

Hands up

Amid inflation, Canadians cut costs but not big goals: poll

Despite concerns about saving, only 13% of respondents recently consulted an advisor

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2023 September 19, 2023
  • 13:54
Conquering adversity

Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4% in August

The increase makes the central bank's next rate decision tougher

Net zero target

No free lunch from carbon offsets: Moody’s

The rating agency warned that companies need to be careful when using carbon offsets to reduce emissions

Smoke emission from exhaust pipe of SUV car - concept of pollution

BMO to shutter retail auto finance business as bad debt mounts

The bank's provisions for credit losses in its retail line rose 800% to $81 million last quarter


IG Wealth launches advisory service for business owners

Led by David Turnbull, new service to provide transaction-based consulting services for mid-sized companies

Canadian flag in business district

Foreign investors stay hungry for Canadian debt

Offshore investors pile into corporate and government bonds in July

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023
  • 13:28
Digital investing

AI likely to boost credit quality: Moody’s

Risks include increased inequality, social disruption

Net zero target

Major life insurers taking steps, but falling short on climate action: report

Sun Life Financial Inc. and Manulife Financial Corp. are Canada's first and fourth-largest fossil fuel investors

On the top of the world together. A group of people stands on a hill over the beautiful cloudscape.

Edward Jones tries out teams

The brokerage hopes to boost more than the bottom line by introducing multi-advisor offices

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 14, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 12:58
Laurentian bank headquarters

Laurentian Bank shares fall as it concludes review without deal to sell

Montreal-based bank said it will stick with its current business plan, with an increased focus on efficiency


Industry moves this week

Head of Advocis resigns, and other industry moves

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 13, 2023 September 13, 2023
  • 16:28
Businessman isolated

OneCoin co-founder sentenced to 20 years for US$4 billion scheme

"Cryptoqueen" Ruja Ignatova, the alleged co-conspirator, remains at large

Wooden box lined with hay from the chicken eggs

AIMCo opens first Asia office in Singapore, remains leery of China

CEO Evan Siddall says the fund manager is under-represented in Asia

Indian Couple Meeting With Financial Advisor At Home

SEC sanctions firms’ theoretical returns reporting

Investment advisers violated revised marketing rules, regulator alleges