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Your Feedback Needed: Proposals to Restrict Referral Arrangements

Posted: December 04, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Current Issue , Financial Advisor, IFB, Independent Financial Brokers, CSA, Canadian Securities Administration, investment advisor, Client focused reforms, Referral Arrangement Restrictions

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed restrictions on fees related to referral arrangements. The Independent Financial Brokers of Canada (IFB) wants to better understand the impacts of these proposals and has asked for the participation of financial services professionals in a survey, which is open to both IFB members and others in the financial services industry.

Solving the Unethical Advisor Dilemma: Higher Standards for Education Credentials Needed

Posted: July 17, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Distinguished Practices , education, Financial Advisor, compliance, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Canadian Securities Administrators, tax courses, tax education, poll, CSA, Know Your Client, regulation, KYC, Know Your Product, KYP, education credentials, credentials for financial advisors, Rel Wealth Management, Distinguished advisor Conference Business Builder Retreat

The debate is on for our July poll, with respondents split down the middle on whether or not more regulation is required to protect consumers from unethical tax and financial advisors. Many commenters agree that unscrupulous practices are an issue, but what’s the answer? Some believe the solution lies in higher educational standards. Share your thoughts!

CSA’s Proposed Client-Focused Reforms: KYC and KYP Guidelines

Posted: July 03, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, compliance, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Real Wealth Manager, online education, CSA, Canadian Securities Administration, fee disclosure, fee-based services, advisor commissions, financial advisor compensation, Know Your Client, Know Your Products, client-focused services, holistic financial advice

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently proposed expanded guidelines on registrants’ obligations to act in a client’s best interests and on its proposals regarding embedded commissions. Knowledge Bureau is pleased to announce that Ian Russell, President and CEO of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) will provide expert commentary on the matter at the Distinguished Advisor Conference November 10-14 in Quebec City.

Protecting Investors’ Best Interests: It’s Been a Long Journey

Posted: June 26, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, compliance, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Real Wealth Manager, online education, CSA, Canadian Securities Administration, fee disclosure, fee-based services, advisor commissions, financial advisor compensation, Know Your Client, Know Your Products, client-focused services, holistic financial advice

On June 21st the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released a harmonized set of proposals that requires investment industry representatives (registrants) to promote the best interests of their clients and put them first, to improve client outcomes. It’s something most clients would expect of their professional advisors; yet there are several investor protection concerns to address.