At the National Institute on U.S.-Canadian Securities Litigation in Toronto this week, regulators and litigators discussed industry developments. Best interest standard at a standstill? Panellists expressed concern about the best interest standard’s regulatory uncertainty and unintended consequences for advisors and firms’ business models. For example, the OSC needs to clarify the difference between a best […]
IIROC, the self-regulatory body for securities dealers, reviewed its Rule 42 last year dealing with conflicts of interest, uncovering some problems related to disclosures and compensation. IIROC surveyed firms in June 2016 to assess the effectiveness of the new conflict of interest rule. Ian Russell, head of IIAC, the industry advocacy group for IIROC members, […]
NEI Ethical Funds has released its 2014 Corporate Engagement Focus List, outlining plans to engage in intensive dialogue with more than 30 companies over the coming year to reduce portfolio risk and help build long-term sustainable value.