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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.

Advisors Uncertain About Their Future: Finding New Direction

Posted: June 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, financial advisors, tax advisors, tax education, entrepreneur, artificial intelligence, Executive Business Builder Program, online education, Real Wealth Managers, leadership development, corporate culture, Business Builder Retreat, holistic wealth management, transitioning a business, Fundamentals of Succession Planning

A new study shows that change in the financial services is leaving many advisors feeling unsettled and insecure about the future of their firms. If you’re one of them, exactly what are the solutions that can provide meaningful help to you?

Interest and Inflation Rate Hikes Ahead? Time to Manage Real Wealth

Posted: June 05, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, Canadian economy, wealth management, interest rate, inflation, financial education, Real Wealth Manager, mortgage stress test, mortgage rate, credit card interest, debt courses

After holding interest rates at 1.25 percent since January, the Bank of Canada appears ready for raise the rate in its next announcement, July 11, when many economists expect it to increase to 1.5 percent. This small jump could affect millions of Canadians and is an opportunity for advisors and clients to lean in and plan for change.

Canadian Aging Trends: Considerations for Retirement Strategies

Posted: May 29, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, retirement planning, retirement income, financial education, Real Wealth Manager, retirement statistics, retirement courses, CLSA, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, health trends, aging statistics

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has just released its first report on a broad range of physical, mental and social aspects of aging in Canada. Why should tax and financial advisors care about these trends at this time? The key findings may surprise you, as the vast majority of seniors say they are managing very well.

Tax and the Bitcoin: Real Money Owing to CRA

Posted: January 09, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, dividends, investments, trading, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax courses, bitcoin, tax education, financial education, Real Wealth Manager, interest, capital gains tax, taxation issues, Bitcoin value, Bitcoin trading, tax on digital currency, gold, PayPal tax

“Bitcoin Rush” is all over the news as speculators have tried to get in on the trend which saw skyrocketing values at the end of 2017. But there is a spoiler: gains on trading digital currencies like Bitcoins are subject to taxation in Canada, a liability that must be settled in real dollars.