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Advisor Insights

Advisor Insights - Advice Creates Strong Value for Canadians

This document highlights findings from research studies that were completed in recent years showing that having a financial advisor offers significant benefits to Canadians and to our economy.

(May 23, 2017)

Advisor Insights: Answering Your Clients’ Questions about the Performance of their Investments

This is part of a special three-part series of Advisor Insights. The series focuses on helping advisors have better conversations with their clients about their investments as the final stages of CRM2 are implemented. The other two bulletins in the series are: Advisor Insights: An Opportunity to Strengthen Your Relationships with Clients and Advisor Insights: Answering Your Clients’ Questions about Services and Fees.

(November 21, 2016)

Advisor Insights: Answering Your Clients’ Questions about Services and Fees

This is part of a special three-part series of Advisor Insights. The series focuses on helping advisors have better conversations with their clients about their investments as the final stages of CRM2 are implemented. The other two bulletins in the series are: Advisor Insights: An Opportunity to Strengthen Your Relationships with Clients and Advisor Insights: Answering Your Clients’ Questions about the Performance of their Investments.

(November 21, 2016)

Advisor Insights: An Opportunity to Strengthen Your Relationships with Clients

This is part of a special three-part series of Advisor Insights that focuses on helping advisors have better conversations with their clients about their investments as the final stages of CRM2 are implemented. The other two bulletins in the series are: Advisor Insights: Answering Your Clients’ Questions about the Performance of their Investments and Advisor Insights: Answering Your Clients’ Questions about Services and Fees.

(November 21, 2016)

Advisor Insights: Meeting the Needs of Investors with Cognitive Decline

This checklist helps advisors prepare for the challenges of working with investors who are experiencing cognitive decline. It provides information about what to watch for when advising these clients, and actions to ensure the advisor and dealer are meeting regulatory and legal obligations. A separate checklist has been developed to guide advisors in identifying and addressing situations where a client might be subjected to financial exploitation.

(June 14, 2016)

Advisor Insights: Protecting Investors from Financial Exploitation

This checklist helps advisors prepare for the challenges of working with investors who are experiencing financial exploitation. It will assist advisors in identifying the signs of financial abuse among their older clients, and equip them with high level guidance should they suspect financial exploitation. A separate checklist has been developed to guide advisors in identifying and addressing situations where a client might be experiencing cognitive decline.

(June 13, 2016)

Advisor Insights: Will Rules in Other Countries Lead to New Regulations in Canada?

Securities regulators in Canada and internationally have increased their focus in recent years on regulatory reforms aimed at improving investor protection and enhancing the investor experience. This issue of Advisor Insights looks at one area under regulatory review: advisor compensation.

(March 30, 2016)

Advisor Insights: The Real Cost of Owning Mutual Funds in Canada and the U.S.
(November 16, 2015)

Advisor Insights – CRM2 Myths and Facts

This fact sheet focuses on frequent factual errors observed in media coverage about the timing and content of CRM2 reporting requirements. It has been prepared to provide advisors with accurate information about key aspects of CRM2. The same information has been provided to journalists in an effort to improve the accuracy of media coverage.

(July 22, 2015)

Advisor Insights – Pre-Trade Disclosure (IFIC) – IFIC-branded

Outline of requirement of new rule to help companies meet July 15, 2014 requirement to provide investors with pre-trade disclosure.

(July 28, 2014)

Advisor Insights – Benchmark Disclosure (IFIC) – IFIC-branded

Outline of requirement of new rule, including plain-language description of benchmarks, to help companies meet July 15, 2014 requirement to provide investors with a description of benchmarks.

(July 28, 2014)