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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.
Jan
12
2017
Armina Ligaya reports in the Financial Post on the CSA’s “final consultation” to examine the impact of embedded fees. Ligaya  discussed the consultation with Marian Passmore, FAIR Canada’s Director of Policy and COO.  Passmore said there is an “…abundance of evidence that real harm is being caused to investors and market efficiency [because of embedded […]
Dec
16
2016
Janet McFarland of the Globe and Mail reports on the latest no-contest settlement arising from self-reporting overcharging clients in fee-based accounts and on mutual fund costs. The latest settlement involves the Bank of Montreal who will repay almost $50 M to over 60,000 clients. These cases come to light on the eve of new requirements […]
Nov
18
2016
Edward Waitzer writes Investor Protection – Why I Would Bet on Courts over Regulators
Nov
15
2016
Tom Bradley writes about why CRM2 is necessary.