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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; […]
Jan
20
2018
Reuters’s Matt Scuffham writes how investor complaints and compliance officer reports did not result in the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) investigators taking action regarding syndicated mortgages linked to alleged wrongdoing by Fortress Real Developments. According to the report, mostly 20,000 retail investors have put as much as $1.5 billion into syndicated mortgages, mostly […]
Jan
17
2018
The Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Office has developed a multimedia feature article to help investors better understand investing in real estate. There are many ways people can invest in the real estate market without buying and maintaining properties on their own. But while real estate can help diversify your investment portfolio, real estate investment products have their […]
Jan
17
2018
The Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Office has resources for investors interested in learning about cryptocurrencies, in particular the considerable risks that often accompany these kinds of investments. The resources include the results of a survey conducted by the Investor Office to learn more about which segments of the Ontario public are purchasing cryptocurrencies and an […]
Nov
27
2017
James Langton of the Investment Executive discusses regulator consultations on the issue of banning embedded commissions. Langton makes the point that the regulators have not been clear about their direction, although the latest CSA paper indicates that regulators have considered and rejected a variety of alternatives to an outright ban. According to Langton, regulators “may […]
Nov
27
2017
Tom Bradley writes in the Financial Post that a silent majority of investment professionals are now in favour of banning embedded commissions. He argues that: 1) Investing is already hard for clients to understand, so compensation needs to be upfront and transparent; 2) Mutual fund managers increasingly do not like being unfairly compared to ETFs; […]
Oct
18
2017
Dan Hallett, one of the panelists at the OSC Roundtable on Banning Embedded Commissions writes in the Globe and Mail about how many of the panelists arguments in favour of not banning embedded commissions focused on the interests of industry rather than the interests of clients.
Oct
02
2017
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced the implementation of Multilateral Instrument 91-102 Prohibition of Binary Options, which makes it illegal to advertise, offer, sell or otherwise trade binary options shorter than 30 days with any individual. Binary options take the form of a wager in which investors bet on the performance of an underlying […]
Aug
31
2017
Clare O’Hara reports that beginning September 1st, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators will require ETF providers to produce and file a summary disclosure document called “ETF Facts”, similar to the mutual fund “Fund Facts” document. The ETF Facts are to be written in plain language and be no more than two pages, double-sided. ETF Facts […]