Canada and Oil
The falling price of oil has hit Canada hard, with Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz warning that its effect would be “atrocious.”
Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard to Launch Alt Fund
The fund giant plans to add the new fund into its popular managed-payout product.
RBC to Buy City National, Boost U.S. Wealth Operations
The U.S. operations of the Canadian bank currently include about 2,000 reps and $280 billion in assets.
Advisors Overwhelmingly Prefer LinkedIn Over Facebook, Twitter
New report from Practical Perspectives finds that 9 in 10 advisors use LinkedIn, far more than any other social media platform.
LinkedIn Yields Next-Gen Wealth Transfer Clients
Advisors are using LinkedIn to successfully reach younger wealth-management clients, says the National Bank of Canada and Hootsuite.
Top 10 Global Cities Creating U.S. Jobs
A recent Brookings report determined the top 10 global city-regions making direct investments, and employing workers, in the United States.
SEC Weighs Requiring Brokers to Tell Where Trades Are Sent
The proposal is intended to address complaints that trade routing decisions sometimes are not in clients’ best interests.
New Hire Roundup: IMCA Announces 2014 Board
Also this week, Celine Colgan joined the Presidio Group, Girard Securities welcomed David Bombart and National Planning Corp. promoted Scott Montgomery.
Top 10 Global Private Banks
Here are the 10 private banks with the top AUM, according to the 2013 Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking Benchmark report.
Currency Manager Merk on Cyprus and Why PIMCO’s El-Erian Is Wrong
Merk doesn’t buy the PIMCO chief's argument that time will heal the crisis.