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Apr
21
2017
James Langton of Investment Executive reports on a new study by the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE), which finds that shareholders of companies incorporated under the Alberta Business Corporations Act, “face a higher bar for getting shareholder proposals on the agenda.” The study in question, entitled “Off the Ballot: Why Alberta’s business laws […]
Apr
13
2017
Recent research explains why active management dramatically increases the chance of underperformance of the benchmark index. The relative likelihood of underperformance by investors choosing active management likely is much more important than the loss to those same investors from the higher fees for active management relative to passive index investing. Oliver Renick of Bloomberg discusses the […]
Apr
03
2017
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) calls for a comprehensive financial consumer code and the establishment of an ombudsman to address consumer complaints arising under a financial consumer code.
Mar
29
2017
Read about the latest developments in Canada on majority voting here.
Mar
13
2017
Alexandra Posadzki of Investment Executive writes that the credit rating agency DBRS Ltd said it expects regulators to review the sales practices, whistleblower procedures and incentive compensation at all Canadian banks in light of the allegations by TD employees.
Mar
13
2017
Susan Smith of CPA Magazine profiles Maureen Jensen, the Chair and CEO of the OSC and her leadership on investor protection priorities.  
Mar
02
2017
The Competition Bureau, Better Business Bureau, Option Consommateurs and other consumer protection groups revealed the top 10 fraud scams targeting Canadians in 2016. Click here to see what they are. Click here for FAIR Canada’s five rules to avoid investment fraud.
Feb
07
2017
Rob Carrick writes about how securities regulators must be cautious in how they regulate so that the robo-advisor and on-line investing models are not stifled. He is of the view that the investment industry needs to improve its approach to assessing the risk profile of investors and that guidance to investors on discount brokerages should […]
Feb
06
2017
The U.S. based Investor Stewardship Group has issued a framework consisting of corporate governance and stewardship principles. The Group – which includes BlackRock Inc., the Vanguard Group, T.Rowe Price Group Ince, RBC’s Asset Management division and MFS Investment Management – released the principles for institutional investors on January 31, 2017. While the corporate governance principles […]
Jan
17
2017
Dan Hallett of the Globe and Mail writes about how the risk rating section of the ETF and mutual fund facts document is flawed as it doesn’t convey how much investors can lose.