A number of risks could derail global economic growth
19 Mar

A number of risks could derail global economic growth

Ian Russell While most experts are calling for modest economic growth around the world in 2018, there are a number of risks this year that can potentially derail capital markets at home and abroad, says the president and CEO of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). Ian Russell told the Empire Club of Canada in early January…

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U.S. stocks jump, send Nasdaq higher for the year
08 Mar

U.S. stocks jump, send Nasdaq higher for the year

Investors are getting a reprieve, but will it last?AP Photo/Richard Drew U.S. stocks surged, with financial markets showing signs of recovery after the worst week in two years for American equities. The 10-year yield fell back from the four-year high hit earlier Monday as the dollar slipped. The Nasdaq Composite Index turned positive for 2018, with…

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Seg funds will be subject to disclosure framework similar to mutual funds
02 Feb

Seg funds will be subject to disclosure framework similar to mutual funds

Photo: Rawpixel.com The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) published a position paper Dec. 13 on segregated funds which outlines the regulators’ heightened expectations regarding cost disclosure. The regulators underline that with the implementation of CRM2 rules, mutual funds are subject to different disclosure rules than seg funds. “With the expectations outlined in the CCIR…

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