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Warning: Sleaze and bad regulation ahead

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what tarnishes the financial services industry more: the occasional criminal act by a broker, or the soft touch of regulators.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:35

Gates calls for greater impact investment

The concept of impact investing is beginning to get its share of attention as heavyweights like Bill Gates start to throw their weight behind it.

Expect better returns from the oilpatch

This year will be much kinder to energy investors than 2011 for oil and gas, according to a panel of sector specialists.

Canadians more optimistic than Americans

You can probably chalk it up to whether or not your financial market imploded, but Canadians are apparently twice as likely as Americans to view…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Unity Life renamed Foresters Life

Unity Life of Canada has been rebranded as Foresters Life Insurance Company, effective January 23, 2012. Unity was bought by Foresters in 2008.

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 June 16, 2018
  • 16:51

CFA exam continues to be a challenge

As market volatility continues to shake investor confidence and the industry strives to rebuild trust, an increasing number of investment professionals still seek the gold…

  • By: Katie Keir
  • January 24, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 14:50

Canadians feel financially unfit for retirement

The services of Canada’s financial advisors are desperately needed, judging by a recent survey. More than half of Canadians (58%) don't feel financially prepared for…

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 13:53

RBC makes changes for two private pools

RBC Global Asset Management has announced changes to its Private U.S. Growth Equity Pool and the RBC Private Canadian Growth and Income Equity Pool.

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 12:42

John Wilson to join Sprott

Sprott Asset Management has announced that John Wilson will join the firm as senior portfolio manager, subject to regulatory approval. He will be the lead…

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:43

McIntyre named CEO of Sentry

Sentry Investments has announced the appointment of Sandy McIntyre to the position of chief executive officer. He will also retain his current role as president…

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:22

SEC catches up with tipped hedge fund advisors

The jig is up for yet another hedge fund advisory firm in the U.S. engaged in insider trading. This case involves closely associated members of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 09:43

Invesco launches low-volatility U.S. equity ETF

Invesco Canada has announced the listing of Canada's first and only low-volatility index-based ETF, PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (CAD Hedged) Index ETF.

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2012 September 6, 2018
  • 00:00

Credit Unions join the price war

The race to offer lower mortgage rates just got more intense as credit unions decided to jump into the fray. Barely a week after BMO…

  • By: Staff
  • January 23, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 15:09

Will feds’ fall fiscal update respond to Canada’s competitiveness woes?

Fiscal update could provide measures for economic stimulus

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018
  • 16:02

Does U.S. industrial production data indicate slowdown?

Some economists are downgrading their U.S. GDP forecast for Q4

Manufacturing sales up 0.2% in September

Small gain caps off strong quarter

Ontario government supports FSRA, CCMR in fiscal update

The Progressive Conservatives will introduce legislative amendments to bolster the new financial services and pensions regulator

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018
  • 13:52

Clients need help understanding passive versus active: survey

The quest for lower fees might be confusing the issue

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018
  • 11:21

Ontario won’t go along with federal passive income rules

Fall economic statement also includes pledge to review financial planner and advisor oversight

Evolve launches global bond ETF

Firm also launches U.S. dollar unhedged units of an ETF

  • By: Staff
  • November 14, 2018 November 14, 2018
  • 16:37

Horizons launches ETF focused on next-generation tech

The ETF tracks the Solactive Industry 4.0 Index

  • By: Staff
  • November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
  • 12:10

Horizons ETFs enters RI market with new sustainable fund

Fund offers access to some of the world's largest environmentally responsible companies

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
  • 13:58