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Has Market Volatility Increased?

By Greg Rodger on January 7th, 2019

The final month of 2018 brought some wild swings to global equity markets, leading to headlines such as “Markets plunge with Dow posting worst Christmas Eve session on record”, followed one (trading) day later by “Dow soars more than 1,050....

Happy Holidays from HighView Financial Group

By Adam Laird on December 17th, 2018

This Holiday season, we want to thank our clients and their other professional advisors for their continued support of HighView Financial Group over the past year.At HighView, we believe in the importance of family and of philanthropic....

Why Portfolio Monitoring Creates Sustainable Wealth

By Adam Laird on November 28th, 2018

Regardless of how you acquired your wealth, there’s one thing all investors have in common—a desire to make sure their wealth will be sustainable and able to meet their needs over time. But what if your needs change? What if the initial....

Cannabis Stocks: Worth the Hype or Likely to Send Your Wealth Up in Smoke?

By Dan Hallett on October 23rd, 2018

I can’t recall the last time I discussed investments without “pot stocks” entering the conversation – whether at the gym, at lunch, and at the barber (not sure if he’s wealthy or not). The infatuation doesn’t match the insanity of the....

Ontario Government’s Opposition to Client-Friendly Proposals Leaves Many Questions

By Dan Hallett on October 2nd, 2018

Ontario’s Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli recently issued a statement stating that his government does not support the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) proposals published on June 21, 2018. The proposals recommend – in a nutshell –....

HighView Family Story: Transition from Self-Managing the Family’s Wealth to Ensure Financial Peace of Mind

By Loren Francis on September 26th, 2018

This family story is the third of a series in which we discuss some of the common investment challenges families face and what ultimately led them to HighView. Here, we explore what can happen when one member of an affluent family assumes....

The 5 Elements That Determine Whether a Financial Advisor Is a True Fiduciary (According to Canadian Courts)

By Mark Barnicutt on September 18th, 2018

“In a client’s best interests” is a phrase heard often in the financial industry. While many investment advisors simply talk about this concept, fiduciary financial advisors have a moral and ethical duty to live up to it.So what makes a....

HighView’s Focus on ESG Integration and Social Impact Investing

By Loren Francis on August 15th, 2018

In 2017, HighView proudly became a member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA). HighView believes there is a fiduciary duty to invest prudently without taking undue risk. Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards....

HighView Family Story: Retirement Plans Uncover Unclear Fee Disclosure by Investment Advisor

By Mark Barnicutt on August 3rd, 2018

This family story is the second of a series in which we discuss some of the common investment challenges families face and what ultimately led them to HighView. Here, we explore the topic of fee transparency. Although recent regulatory changes....

HighView Family Story: Former Entrepreneur with Multiple Advisors in Need of Integrated Family Wealth and Succession Plan

By Adam Laird on July 10th, 2018

This family story is the first of a series in which we discuss some of the common investment challenges families face and what ultimately led them to HighView. Here, we explore the topic of families who have built their wealth through....

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