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Your Feedback Needed: Proposals to Restrict Referral Arrangements

Posted: December 04, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , 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.

Lack of Risk Management Understanding Creates Opportunity

Posted: November 06, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Advisor, investment, poll results, relationship management, risk management, poll, risk assessment, year-end investing, communication strategies, investment advisor

The markets have been experiencing more volatility lately and Knowledge Bureau Report’s October poll has uncovered an important opportunity for wealth advisors within the fray. The majority, 89.01 percent of respondants, told us that Canadians don’t understand their capacity for risk-taking – which is measurable - and this affects their level of risk tolerance when markets fluctuate.

Knowledge Bureau Launches 7 New Online Courses

Posted: October 30, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, corporate tax, tax courses, investment courses, professional development, online courses, online education, retirement courses

Against the backdrop of high interest rates, complex tax changes and an economic climate that’s increasingly volatile, Knowledge Bureau has given professionals in the tax and financial services industry more tools to cope with their clients’ questions. With seven newly updated tax courses launching November 1, it’s an opportunity to enhance your education before year-end.

High Taxation Has Implications for Economic Growth

Posted: October 23, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Personal Tax, Debt Management, Wealth planning, investment, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, economic growth, federal budget, Canadian economy, tax education, finance canada, annual report, Tax Foundation

Exactly what is the effect of high taxation on long-term economic growth in a country in which an aging population has limited capacity to pay more tax? It’s an important consideration in light of Finance Canada’s annual report, released on Friday October 19 and this week’s PBO Report.

Education: The Secret to Joining the Millionaires’ Club

Posted: October 16, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , High Net Worth, investment, global wealth, low income, 1%, wealthy, rich, millionaire's club, wealth accumulation

Global wealth is on the rise. Over the past decade, it’s increased by 27 percent*; and estimates show that by 2022, global median wealth will grow to $341 trillion USD, with the number of millionaires worldwide totaling 44 million,** a 22 percent increase from today. Remaining in the market since the financial crisis ten years ago has been prosperous for many investors – but how can average Canadians join the growing millionaires’ club?

CRA News: Advantage Rules for Investments & 2019 TFSA Limits

Posted: October 02, 2018 By: Walter Harder
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, investment, TFSA, RESP, rrsp, RDSP, tax deductions, tax education, tfsa contribution, RRIF, Walter Harder, investment strategy, contribution limiits

Two new important pieces of information from the CRA impact the registered investment strategies of Canadian taxpayers. The forecasted TFSA contribution limits for 2019, and the long-awaited Income Tax Folio S3-F10-C3, Advantages – RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs, RDSPs and TFSAs issued on October 1.