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Apr
09
2018
Ontario securities watchdog probes cryptocurrency industry following complaints
Mar
15
2018
Matthew Miller of Reuters reports,  in a story appearing in The Globe and Mail, that Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Penny has awarded plaintiffs $2.63 billion in a civil case against Sino Forest Corp co-founder and CEO Allen Chan. In a 174 page judgment, Justice Penny found that Chan engaged in fraud, breach of fiduciary […]
Mar
12
2018
Julie Ragatz discusses how financial firms may continue to move away from sales-based incentive compensation and how academic studies show that the same performance results can be achieved without having tangible, material rewards. The article explains why incentive pay is important to people – it provides autonomy (we control how much we earn and our […]
Mar
12
2018
Susan Silma writes for Purefacts Financial Solutions about how key messages from CRM2 requirements may not be getting through to investors. Basic barriers to understanding for investors include information being difficult to find and reporting being complicated. Silma states that investor reactions to the CRM2 reports include surprise regarding the amount of fees, confusion regarding […]
Mar
01
2018
In an editorial for the Investment Executive (“IE”), IE staff call for Canadian policy makers to look to the United States for inspiration on the issue of protecting seniors. The editorial states that at minimum there should be a central point of contact for Canadian firms and advisors when they suspect that a vulnerable client […]
Feb
13
2018
Dale Smith of the Law Times reports on how the bill amending the federal Canada Business Corporations Act has seen a number of amendments in the Senate. One amendment proposes a 90-day grace period to give companies more time to transition to the requirement that a director resign if he or she has not received […]
Feb
13
2018
Stephanie Bank, a behavioral economist with Everee, writes for The Globe and Mail about the mental processes that influence thinking about cryptocurrency and how “the public perception of it has dramatically shifted from an untraceable currency used by criminals on the dark web to a get-rich-quick opportunity in a matter of months.” According to Bank, […]
Feb
06
2018
Janet McFarland of The Globe and Mail reports that the Ontario Superintendent of Financial Services (“Superintendent”) has revoked the mortgage brokerage licenses of five companies and individuals associated with the Tier 1 group of companies after an investigation into syndicated mortgage investment pools they were promoting to investors. The Superintendent’s action comes after the Financial […]
Jan
20
2018
Sarah Jones, Will Hadfield and Silla Brush outline for Bloomberg in an article and through a video how the introduction of MiFID II in the European Union will radically change the way assets from stocks to commodities are traded and investor money is managed. The authors highlight that fund managers will now have to pay […]
Jan
20
2018
Tinuke Oluyommi Daniel writes in The Globe and Mail about how to stick to a New Year’s resolution to spend less and grow retirement savings. The suggestions include, reassessing the resolution and making it more specific and realistic; looking at what has stopped you in the past and think about how to remove these barriers; […]