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Mar 20, 2018, 10:40 ET IFIC Welcomes OSC Seniors Strategy

TORONTO, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) congratulates the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on its Seniors Strategy, which was released earlier today. "IFIC...


Oct 04, 2017, 11:07 ET Canadian actively managed mutual fund costs continue downward march

Advised investor costs remain comparable to those of U.S. investors TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/- Canadian investors continue to see a downward trend in the cost of owning actively managed mutual...


Jun 15, 2017, 14:00 ET IFIC President Calls for Choice and Access to Advice for Canadians

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - In a speech today at the Economic Club of Canada, Paul C. Bourque, Q.C., president and CEO of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) called on regulators to...


Jun 09, 2017, 10:09 ET IFIC Submits Industry-Led Proposals to Improve Investor Protection

Alternative to Prohibiting Embedded Commissions Safeguards Access to Advice for Mass-Market Investors TORONTO, June 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has proposed a...


Jun 07, 2017, 14:00 ET Media Backgrounder: Financial Advice - Who Needs It and Why.

TORONTO, June 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Regulators around the world are looking at measures to ensure that investors understand the costs of investing and are receiving value for their money. As different...


Jun 02, 2017, 15:08 ET Correction Notice to Media Backgrounder Regarding Global Trends in Financial Services Regulation

TORONTO, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a correction to its media backgrounder issued this morning entitled "Global Trends in Financial Services...


Jun 02, 2017, 10:30 ET Media Backgrounder: Global Trends in Financial Services Regulation

TORONTO, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - As Canada's financial sector regulators increasingly look abroad for examples of best practices, it has become important to understand the measures undertaken by...


May 08, 2017, 11:56 ET Limit Series A Sales to Channels that Permit Advice: IFIC

TORONTO, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is calling on regulators to establish rules to ensure that mutual funds carrying an embedded advisor fee are sold only in...


Apr 25, 2017, 12:30 ET Investment Funds Industry Ready To Tackle CRM3

TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has advised Canadian regulators that its members are ready to discuss a plan for extending disclosure requirements to...


Mar 02, 2017, 10:00 ET IFIC Releases Video, Launches Campaign to Encourage Investors to Open their Statements

TORONTO, March 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a short video featuring Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney that encourages Canadians to open...


Jan 31, 2017, 12:03 ET Backgrounder: CRM2 Myths and Facts - 2017 Edition

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - This backgrounder has been prepared to provide journalists and others with accurate information about two new personalized annual reports that investors are beginning...


Nov 22, 2016, 11:35 ET New Materials Aim to Improve Conversations between Investors and Advisors

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a three-part series of Advisor Insights aimed at helping advisors ensure that investors get the most from ...


Nov 21, 2016, 11:39 ET New Materials Aim to Improve Conversations between Investors and Advisors

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a three-part series of Advisor Insights aimed at helping advisors ensure that investors get the most from ...


Sep 29, 2016, 16:30 ET IFIC Leadership Conference Highlights Strategies for Future Industry Growth

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Insights into how the funds industry can harness innovation to meet the needs of new generations of investors dominated a day-long conference hosted by The Investment...


Sep 20, 2016, 15:08 ET IFIC Calls for Measured Practical Approach to Regulatory Reforms

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - In a submission filed today with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) calls on regulators to focus on...


Sep 15, 2016, 09:00 ET Mutual Fund Investors Recognize the Value of Financial Advice

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Research conducted by Pollara on behalf of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) demonstrates that Canadian mutual fund investors greatly value the advice...


Jul 12, 2016, 16:00 ET IFIC Comments on Proposed Capital Markets Stability Act

TORONTO, July 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today submitted comments on the revised consultation draft of the federal Capital Markets Stability Act (CMSA), which...


Jun 29, 2016, 16:15 ET IFIC Urges Regulators to Adopt a Strategic, Fact-Based Approach to Reforms

TORONTO, June 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) issued a statement today urging the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to adopt a more strategic, fact-based...


Jun 23, 2016, 09:05 ET IFIC Releases Guide to Help Dealers Prepare New CRM2 Client Reports

TORONTO, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a guide for mutual fund dealers. Preparing CRM2 Reports for Your Clients will help the funds industry...


Jun 14, 2016, 09:30 ET New Checklists from IFIC Help Advisors Protect Vulnerable Clients

TORONTO, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which takes place tomorrow, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released two checklists aimed at...


May 16, 2016, 14:00 ET IFIC Names Paul C. Bourque Q.C. as President and CEO

TORONTO, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - John Adams, chair of the board of directors of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), today announced the appointment of Paul C. Bourque Q.C. as IFIC's...


May 09, 2016, 18:26 ET IFIC Comments on Ontario Securities Commission's 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities

Emphasizes need for regulatory efficiency and calls for added focus on vulnerable investors TORONTO, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - In a submission filed today on the Ontario Securities Commission's (OSC)...


Apr 28, 2016, 16:37 ET IFIC Supports Targeted Approach to Building Advisor-Client Relationship

TORONTO, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) responded to today's release of CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 – Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisors,...


Mar 22, 2016, 17:56 ET IFIC Comments on Federal Budget 2016

TORONTO, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) responded to today's federal budget indicating its support for several initiatives. At the same time, it cautioned the...


Oct 16, 2015, 16:31 ET Confidence in Funds Remains High; Suitability Conversations Continue to Rise

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - For the tenth year in a row, research conducted by Pollara on behalf of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) demonstrates that mutual funds continue to be...