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Beware the unintended consequences of banning embedded fees

Contributed to the Globe and Mail July 6, 2017

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For regulators everywhere, there is one discipline that transcends all sectors and circumstances: resisting the urge to impose solutions to problems that do not exist.

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Canadians prefer financial advisors to robo-advisors

Published in Investment Executive Magazine on May 24th, 2017. Click here to read the article on their site.

As financial services institutions worldwide throw their weight behind emerging technologies, Canadians appear to be more lukewarm about embracing them.

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Tim Hudak interviews Greg Pollock

Greg Pollock, president and CEO of Advocis, was recently featured on Tim Hudak’s radio show. 

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Greg Pollock: Financial advice regulations lacking

Today, more than ever, Canadians need professional financial advice to secure their futures.

Household debt has soared to record heights, less than a third of the population can count on an employer pension, and half of those without pensions between the ages of 55 to 64 only have enough savings to last them a year.

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Joe Oliver: Banning embedded mutual fund fees will only hurt the investors we should be helping

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) may soon make a fateful decision: Whether to ban embedded fees. 

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Advisors can help stop the ban on embedded fees

In response to the Canadian Securities Administrator’s (CSA) plan to ban embedded commissions within mutual fund products, Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is fighting back.

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Our Op-Ed In MoneySense: Embedded commission ban will hurt small investors

The Canadian Securities Administrators says its proposed ban on embedded mutual fund commissions will “put the investor’s interest first.” But, in reality, forcing all investors to pay directly for financial advice puts millions of Canadians at serious risk. 

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Advocis raises concerns as securities regulators mull mutual fund commissions

Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, has launched an awareness campaign and website www.financialadviceforall.com over regulatory reforms being contemplated by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). Proposed changes could erode access to financial advice for millions of Canadians. 

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Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) opens inquiry into discontinuing embedded commissions

On January 10, 2017, the CSA announced its intention to seek input on potential impacts of discontinuing embedded commissions. The impacts of such a change on Canadian investors and market participants is now up for debate.

 

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Senior business advisor Pierre Lortie warns of potential danger for the middle class.

Are you ready for retirement? Hear why Australia’s middle class is still feeling the restrictive impacts of cutting access to financial advice. 

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