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Hodson leaves Sprott Asset Management

Peter Hodson, CFA, has left his position as chairman of Sprott Asset Management to form an independent equity analysis company. The new firm is called…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2011 June 16, 2018
  • 15:30

SEC close to settlement with mortgage agencies

The Securities and Exchange Commission is said to be close to a settlement with mortgage insurers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over allegations the two…

Pursuing HNW clients

Many claim the only market you should be servicing is the lucrative high-net-worth market. Why? According to Ipsos Reid’s 2009 report on affluent Canadians.

Desjardins Group changes to the Desjardins Funds

The Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, manager of the Desjardins family of mutual funds has announced plans to lower limitation the operating expenses of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:34

Jobs speech hits strong points

President Obama’s make or break speech on a jobs creation plan hit many of the right notes last night and cast a shift away from…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2011 June 16, 2018
  • 10:06

Scotiabank buys stake in Chinese bank

Scotiabank has announced the purchase of a 19.99% stake in the Bank of Guangzhou, at a price of C$719 million.

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 09:59

Horizons launches four Advisor Class ETFs

Horizons Exchange Traded Funds and AlphaPro Management have launched a new series of ETFs designed for distribution through the advisor channel.

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2011 September 6, 2018
  • 00:00

Making cash gifts “RESP”onsible

Treated with a little RESP-ect, cash gifts from grandparents can do wonders for grandkids' educational savings.

In the U.S., all eyes on jobs

Arise in jobless claims shows that while a lot of companies have suspended layoffs, they still haven’t started hiring.

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2011 June 16, 2018
  • 15:10

Canadian economy slow, but positive

Keep calm and carry on; Canada is okay. That was the overall message given by a panel of chief economists from Canada’s big five banks,…

How to position real estate in the portfolio

Introducing a new asset class to the mix takes some finesse to avoid overwhelming investors with too many products. It also requires some “know how”…

Almost There: A Special Report on Retirement

The first Canadian baby boomers have hit official retirement age; soon their ranks will swell. Many advisors built their practices around accumulating wealth for these…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:00

TD Ameritrade employee nets huge settlement

An employee of TD Ameritrade in the U.S. was awarded a $1 million settlement to cover unspecified damages and other complaints; oddly, the regulator won't…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 10:56

China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Amid a sagging stock market, forecasters are calling for slower 2019 growth

Rate of inflation slows to 2.2% in September: StatsCan

Data could indicate a slower pace for Bank of Canada's monetary policy

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 11:33

Canadian economy no longer as vulnerable to oil prices: Desjardins

Discounted oil is less of a problem than in 2014

Client-focused reforms too focused on cost, industry associations say

What Advocis, IIAC and IFIC say about CSA's proposals

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 15:48

Waterloo woman sentenced to jail for securities fraud

The two-year sentence also includes $150K in restitution to investors

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 12:13

BMO introduces planning platform for advisors

Goals-based financial-planning tool launches in November

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 11:28

WisdomTree launches fixed income ETF

It will be actively managed

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2018 October 12, 2018
  • 12:05

First Block Capital launches ETF based on distributed ledger technology

ETF begins trading today

  • By: Staff
  • October 10, 2018 October 10, 2018
  • 11:48

How portfolio managers use ETFs

Catching up with the ‘new breed of money manager’