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IIAC Marks Financial Literacy Month #FLM2015

IIAC Marks Financial Literacy Month #FLM2015

Part of financial literacy is knowing the difference between advisors and why some might suit an investor’s needs better than others. To mark Financial Literacy Month, the IIAC has put together a flyer on the benefits of working with an IIROC-regulated advisor.  Access a shareable version of the flyer here: https://iiac.ca/wp-content/uploads/IIAC-Choosing-an-Investment-Advisor.pdf

 

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School is Back in Session: Register a Grade 9 Student for Take Our Kids to Work Day™ on November 4 (IIAC Blog)

School is Back in Session: Register a Grade 9 Student for Take Our Kids to Work Day™ on November 4 (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC is pleased to be participating in this year’s Take Our Kids to Work Day™ on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

The IIAC’s Toronto office will once again be hosting one-hour workshops to educate students about Canada’s capital markets and securities industry and the many career opportunities they provide. Students may choose to attend either the morning or afternoon session.

Note: The sessions are open to any Grade 9 student related to an employee of an IIAC member firm.

To register, please email your completed form to rsvp@iiac.ca.

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The IIAC Presents its Position to Government on a Voluntary Supplement to the CPP (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC Presents its Position to Government on a Voluntary Supplement to the CPP (IIAC Blog)

On July 13, the federal government opened a public consultation on options for a voluntary supplement to the CPP. While a number of recent studies have concluded that most working-age Canadians are on track to maintain their standard of living in retirement, the government said it is committed to exploring ways to give Canadians more choice in how they save.

Given the number of savings options already available in Canada, it is not clear that a voluntary CPP supplement is needed.

It may not even make sense. Voluntary supplemental pension plans generally involve contributions to individual accounts, … Continue reading

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IIAC Applauds Measures to Strengthen Retirement Savings Programs

IIAC Applauds Measures to Strengthen Retirement Savings Programs

Disciplined reforms combined with balanced budget will boost investment and growth 

On behalf of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC)’s 147 investment dealer member firms, Ian Russell, IIAC President and CEO, strongly endorses measures announced in today’s federal budget to strengthen Canada’s retirement savings programs, including an increase in the annual limit for contributions to Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) and a significant reduction in the Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) minimum annual withdrawal amounts. “These combined changes represent the most cost-effective approach to strengthening the retirement savings process for all Canadians,” Russell says.  

“The government’s move to … Continue reading

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Regulatory Map of Canada

Regulatory Map of Canada

Regulation of Canada’s investment industry is, well, confusing – to put it mildly.  CIFP has created an easy-to-use, interactive map aimed at simplifying the layers (and layers) of regulatory oversight in this country.  All users have to do is click on a province or territory, and a drop-down menu appears with a hyperlinked list of regulators in each region.  There’s also an option to click on the Canadian flag for a list of the oversight bodies at the national level.

Although this is straightforward, navigating the map is yet another reminder of why Canada needs a cooperative … Continue reading

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