Public Investments

Mutual-fund regulators push for more fee transparency
05 Jun

Mutual-fund regulators push for more fee transparency

Canada’s mutual-fund regulator is looking to further expand the way investment fees are reported to investors to include ongoing costs – such as management expense ratios – in annual reports. On Thursday, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) released a discussion paper asking for industry feedback on how to improve the transparency around…

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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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Advisors shifting to fee-based management
08 Jan

Advisors shifting to fee-based management

Advisors are shifting to fee-based management but have not cut commissions completely. Many focus their practice on F-series funds for a high net worth clientele, and turn to other low cost solutions to serve small investors.  Distribution networks are battling fiercely over the $4.1 trillion in Canadians’ financial assets at Dec. 31, 2016, statistics compiled…

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Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too
03 Jan

Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too

There qualification rules about who can invest including having a net worth that tops $5 million Many Canadian investors are unhappy with their investment portfolio returns. Generational lows in interest rates combined with the Canadian resource-heavy market being one of the world’s worst performers during the past five years has made it challenging to produce…

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