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07th Jun 2019

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Asset TV Coverage of IFB 2019 Toronto Spring Summit

IFB is pleased to provide you with access to Asset TV’s recently released interview with Peter Wouters, Director of Tax, Retirement & Estate Planning Services at Empire Life, who discussed the growing interest in guaranteed lifetime income and the role of the advisor in finding appropriate solutions, at IFB’s Toronto Spring Summit.  Asset TV was the digital media sponsor of the IFB Summit. To view the video click here

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02nd Jun 2019

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IFB in the News

Susan Allemang, IFB’s Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, was quoted in an article published in the Globe Advisor: “Carrying dealers becoming essential to independent advisors”. “Independent advisors face a lot of competitive forces that are coming from robo-advisors, the banks and the very large, integrated [wealth-management] firms,” she says. “It’s a difficult situation because there is a lot of pressure on the independent channel.” To read the full article published by Globe Advisor, click HERE

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31st May 2019

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CLHIA announces withdrawal of Guideline G19

Click HERE to read the press release from CLHIA

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31st May 2019

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IFB sends letter to CLHIA regarding G19

Click HERE to read the letter that IFB sent to the CLHIA

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29th Apr 2019

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2019 Toronto Spring Summit was a Success

The IFB 2019 Toronto Spring Summit was a success.  To read coverage of our Summit by Investment Executive please click HERE

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Regulatory changes

12th Apr 2019

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IFB responds to Ontario Government Budget

April 11, 2019. Mississauga. Independent Financial Brokers of Canada (IFB) welcomes the Ontario government’s commitment to ensure Ontario’s consumers of financial products can depend on a thriving and innovative financial services sector, delivered alongside a robust regulatory system which has, at its heart, a strong consumer protection mandate. “IFB recognizes that for these goals to succeed, those who are licensed and educated to provide advice to retail clients must be professional and proficient” said Nancy Allan, IFB’s Executive Director. “Fortunately, Ontario already has in place both a robust licensing system and system of regulatory oversight through its existing provincial securities and insurance regulators, and national SROs, IIROC and the MFDA. It is important to IFB – and IFB members – […]

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26th Sep 2018

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Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Finance to open IFB 2018 Toronto Fall Summit

IFB is pleased to announce that Ontario’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Vic Fedeli, will be the opening keynote speaker at the Toronto Fall Summit, on November 6, 2018.  The Ontario government has been taking new directions on a number of fronts, including financial services. Most recently, the government questioned whether the proposed changes to the client-advisor relationship, including banning DSCs, is the right direction for securities regulation. Come and hear what Minister Fedeli has to say about his government’s thinking on where financial advice and regulation is headed for Ontarians. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today.

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Saving money

21st Jun 2018

IFB Staff

IFB responds to CSA announcement on its harmonized response to concerns with the client-registrant relationship

June 21, 2018 IFB welcomes the announcement today that Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) members have reached agreement on a set of reforms to enhance the relationships between investors, advisors and firms.  IFB says the CSA has presented a balanced set of reforms that will be positive for investors, while not harming market competition by introducing certain changes that would have had a disproportionately negative effect on smaller, independent firms and advisors. “In particular, IFB is pleased that the CSA has not proposed a ban all embedded commissions”, said Scott Findlay, IFB’s Chair. “At an OSC roundtable on this topic, I said that – as an advisor myself – I share with many IFB members the concern that a ban on […]

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