Category Archive: Industry news

Voice at the table

25th Sep 2017

IFB Staff

Taxes: Opposition to changes

Susan Allemang, head of regulatory and policy affairs with Independent Financial Brokers of Canada was interviewed by Investment Executive on the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness. To read the full article, please click HERE.

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17th Aug 2017

IFB Staff

IFB President, Scott Findlay to sit on OSC Panel RE: Capping or standardizing trailing commissions

OSC Announces Agenda for Roundtable on Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced the agenda and list of panellists for the upcoming roundtable to discuss Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Consultation Paper 81-408 Consultation on the Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions. The roundtable is being held as part of the CSA’s ongoing consultation on the possible impacts of discontinuing embedded commissions. The event will include three panel discussions, each of which will explore a different alternative to the option of discontinuing embedded commissions and discuss the extent to which the alternative may address the CSA’s concerns with respect to embedded commissions. To read the full article, please click HERE.  

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12th May 2017

IFB Staff

Toronto Keynote Speaker, Tony Chapman on Air Canada launching loyalty program in 2020.

IFB’s Toronto Spring Summit opening speaker, Tony Chapman, weighs in on Air Canada’s decision to move from Aeroplan to their own loyalty platform.  In this television interview he talks about the reasons why and offers insights on the consumer and marketplace that also applies to our business of doing business. Click the video below to listen!

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03rd Apr 2017

IFB Staff

Newsmaker: Fighting for the right to choose

Scott Findlay, the new head of the IFB, says that maintaining the independence of financial advisors is crucial to ensuring that clients have the best options in product choice and advisor compensation.   To read the full article, please click HERE!

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05th Aug 2016

IFB Staff

CLHIA Launches Retiring Soon?

Retiring Soon? is a new, web-based tool providing a centralized source of unbiased retirement information, with links to provincial and federal programs, to assist people who are close to retiring.  It is free and accessible on multiple formats.  Information on the site is organized into 4 main areas: Workplace, Money, More than Money and Ready, set, retire. “I think financial advisors will welcome this new resource as one more tool they can use in assisting clients plan for a successful transition from the workplace to retirement.” – Nancy Allan, Executive Director, Independent Financial Brokers of Canada Click the link below to check out this web-based resource for consumers. https://www.clhia.ca/rs/en/index.html

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13th Jul 2016

IFB Staff

Investment Executive – Why retired advisors can be sued

Ellen Bessner, partner at Babin Bessner Spry LLP speaks with Dan Richards, CEO of Client Insights, on why advisors can be sued in retirement, and explains the steps you need to take to ensure you are not at risk.  You can watch the interview HERE to learn more about having good files and ERP insurance. To find out more about IFB’s E&O program and ERP insurance, click here!

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08th Jul 2016

IFB Staff

IFIC Launches Guide on Preparing CRM2 Reports for Your Clients

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has launched a guide on preparing CRM2 reports for mutual fund dealers. This guide includes information on achieving regulatory goals while maintaining the advisor-investor relationship.  To find out more information on CRM2 and to view this document, log into the members section of our website.

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21st Jun 2016

IFB Staff

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) scrapped

Ontario’s Finance Minister, Charles Sousa, has announced that Ontario will not pursue setting up the ORPP, now that Canada’s Finance Ministers have agreed to enhance the CPP, starting January 1, 2019. IFB has been vocal in its opposition to the ORPP because it would increase costs and compete against private sector retirement plans already in place – many of which would have been discontinued by employers who could not afford to contribute to both plans. Under the enhanced CPP: Income replacement will increase from 25% to 33% of pensionable earnings, e.g. a person earning $50,000 throughout their working life would receive a yearly pension benefit of around $16,000 instead of the $12,000 they would currently receive. The maximum amount of […]

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