The More Someone Earns, The More They Are At Risk

Authored By: Chris Carr | Date: December 13, 2018

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a musician touring to support your chart-topping album, an IT consultant who regularly travels to war-torn countries or a high-level executive, having disability insurance in place is a wise thing to do.

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Cannabis: What It Means For Ontario Employers

Authored By: Randy Bauslaugh | Date: December 12, 2018

Recreational cannabis consumption is now lawful; however legalization is still subject to different provincial standards as the provinces and territories are responsible for oversight in the distribution and sale of cannabis. In addition, the provinces and territories are able to restrict where cannabis may be consumed. And, of course, the use and availability of Cannabis has implications under provincial health and safety legislation as well as the duty to accommodate on a case-by-case basis when dealing with medicinal cannabis or substance dependency that may constitute a disability under provincial human rights legislation.

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Why ESG Matters To Investors And Investing

Authored By: Leola Ross | Date: December 4, 2018

Many investors still see environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors as values-oriented and either:
-The primary object of focus, with investment outcomes somewhat less important
-Distracting from the focus on delivering investment outcomes
Such a view can be very limiting. In fact, there are different ways of incorporating ESG into portfolios. Some options may, indeed, change short-term performance. However, in many cases, the performance differential may be a positive one.

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Working Remotely Might Be Perk Your Company Missing

Authored By: Karla Jo Helms | Date: November 30, 2018

While the perks and benefits companies are offering their best employees in order to retain them are many, one of the most effective is one a lot of people aren’t considering: letting their employees work from home.

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The ultimate goal for TD Asset Management & TD Greystone Asset Management – Broader Solutions For Clients

Published By: | November 27, 2018

On July 10, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) set the wheels in motion to make the asset management businesses within TD the largest in Canada. For a net purchase price of $792 million, it acquired Greystone Capital Management and its subsidiary Greystone Managed Investments Inc.


Blockchain solutions to ESG problems

Published By: | October 31, 2018

With their dramatic rise, and subsequent fall, in value over the course of this year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have sparked heated debate in 2018. Unlike conventional currencies that are reliant upon a central banking system, these virtual currencies use encryption tools to facilitate financial transactions directly between users in a decentralized manner over a network.


Factor Investing Pure and simple

Published By: HSBC Global Asset Management | October 26, 2018

Smart beta investing has become increasingly popular in recent years. A more sophisticated approach eliminates unwanted risks, providing a ‘pure’ factor strategy for smart beta investors. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the benefits when factors are precise, unbiased, robust and efficient.


Consulting Market Stakeholders to Ensure Benchmarks Continue to be Representative

Published By: | October 26, 2018

As capital markets evolve and issuance patterns change, it is important to constantly review index eligibility thresholds to ensure the benchmark accurately reflects and tracks the market it is intended to represent.



Published By: | October 12, 2018

Stock Buybacks vs Diversified Dividends


Preparing For Legal Cannabis

Authored By: Carleen Kay | Date: October 11, 2018

Employers are facing new challenges when it comes to substances used by employees both in and out of the workplace. What employers should consider in ensuring a safe workplace and that employees go home safely each day was the focus of a CPBI Alberta South session focused on the science of cannabis and the employer’s role in managing absence and disability related to substance use disorders.

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