Archive for the ‘Regulations and Industry Governance’ Category

Utilizing Investment for Impact: Part 2

By Loren Francis on October 1st, 2019

It is no surprise that companies and their investors are increasingly recognizing the importance of sustainability. Hardly a day goes by without discussion in the mainstream and the financial media about the impact of sustainability issues. Today...


By Mark Barnicutt on June 28th, 2019

When families have built wealth over years or decades, and in particular when that wealth was largely due to an event such as the sale of a business, their attention quickly turns to getting peace of mind knowing that their wealth is protected. This...

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 –...

7 Common Hurdles in Creating Sustainable Wealth

By Mark Barnicutt on February 28th, 2018

Your wealth gives you and your family the freedom to pursue your goals; however, accumulating it requires diligence, focus, and patience. For this reason, it isn’t something investors want to do twice! The global marketplace is currently treading...

Why Do I Need an Investment “Fiduciary”?

By Mark Barnicutt on October 17th, 2017

A true investment fiduciary is all about putting the client’s interests first. Too many investment advisors only pay lip service to the idea of “putting the investor first”; a true fiduciary has a legal and ethical responsibility to live up to...

Recap of the OSC Roundtable Discussion on Discontinuing Embedded Commissions

By Dan Hallett on October 4th, 2017

I recently participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The purpose was to delve more deeply into the industry’s response to regulators’ proposal to eliminate commissions embedded in investment...

Finances and Friendship

By Warren Mackenzie on September 7th, 2017

As seen in the July/August 2017 edition of Canadian MoneySaver magazine. Kelly Osbourne has it right when she says: “I guess I have friends around me but when you’re paying them, can they ever really be true friends?” Lawyers, accountants, and...

Dan Hallett of HighView to Be a Panelist in OSC Roundtable on Discontinuing Embedded Commissions

By Mark Barnicutt on August 24th, 2017

On September 18, 2017, Dan Hallett, Vice-President and Principal of HighView, will be participating in a roundtable discussion of Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Consultation Paper 81-408 Consultation on the Option of Discontinuing Embedded...

The Investment Industry Owes Its Clients Better Treatment

By Dan Hallett on July 28th, 2017

The Canadian Securities Administrators launched a lengthy consultation period in January on their proposal to eliminate embedded commissions – i.e. commissions paid to those selling investment products that are built into the product’s price or...

Affluent Families Need an Integrated Family Wealth Plan

By Ian Calvert on June 23rd, 2017

At HighView Financial Group, we believe that affluent Canadian families – whether they realize it or not – are actually operating a ‘wealth management business’. In other words, their investable asset base is of a sufficiently significant...

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