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CSA releases 2022-2025 Business Plan focused on investor protection

CSA | Release | Jun 27, 2022 Montreal – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released the2022-2025 CSA Business Plan, which outlines the priorities of its members over the next three years. The plan coincides with the appointment of Stan Magidson, Chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), as the new Chair of the


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Which Is a Better Investment in a Bear Market: Public or Private Companies?

Guest Post | Jun 27, 2022 Contrary to popular perception, investing in bear markets can be very profitable. You just need to be a bit careful and choose the correct stocks to invest in. Do you know what a bear market is? When the market index falls by 20 percent or remains between 10 and


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SPACs wipe out half of their value as investors lose appetite for risky growth stocks

The proprietary CNBC SPAC Post Deal Index, which is comprised of SPACs that have completed their mergers, has fallen nearly 50% this year.

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Will Top of Digital Wallets Threaten Traditional Credit Card Markets?

Financial Brand | Bryan Yurcan | Jun 27, 2022 Digital wallets are an increasingly competitive space for card issuers. In fact, without 'top-of-wallet' status cardholder activity can plummet.  Not only is competition growing among card issuers to be “top of wallet” at the point of sale with these digital wallets, but because of the way


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Gender gaps in retirement readiness and financial know-how persist, despite strides made by women in last 50 years

In addition to an ongoing gender pay gap, women also trail men in their general financial knowledge and how much they're saving for retirement.

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Hong Kong VASP licensing regime starts March 1, 2023 and will be more rigorous than Singapore, the UK and Japan

Herbert Smith Freehills | Hannah Cassidy | Jun 27, 2022 The government acknowledges that the VASP licensing regime will be more rigorous and comprehensive than those in Singapore, the UK and Japan. The Hong Kong government has gazetted amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (AMLO) to enhance Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regulatory regime. The


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Best Insurance Startups to Watch in 2022

Guest Post | Jun 27, 2022 The insurance industry is growing very fast with new technologies such as the use of satellite imagery to design agriculture insurance to mitigate financial losses due to climate change. Other insurance startups that have stood out this year use Artificial Intelligence (AI), data science, chatbots, APIs, etc., to transform


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English Court Decision Sheds Light on Software Developers Legal Relationship and Duties Owed to Cryptoasset Owners

Linklaters | Ben Packer, Richard Hay, Michael Munk, Sophia Le Vesconte, Bonnie Yeung | Jun 27, 2022 The judgment in Tulip Trading Ltd v Bitcoin Association for BSV and Others sheds light on the legal relationship between the software developers behind various bitcoin networks and their participants. Notably, the court found that there was no


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Andrew Kriegler to lead Canada’s new SRO once formed (IIROC and MFDA)

CSA | Jun 27, 2022 Vancouver and Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced today that the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) have approved Andrew J. Kriegler as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new self-regulatory organization (SRO) when it is formed. Louis


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Osom partners with Solana to launch OV1, a blockchain-focused smartphone

GSMArena | Ricky | Jun 24, 2022 Osom is a privacy-focused tech company that was expected to launch the OV1 smartphone from the team of engineers that built the Essential PH-1. In a turn of events, the OV1 will now be a new blockchain-focused smartphone by Solana Mobile called the "Saga" and it will still


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Top Wall Street analysts stand by these stocks as the first half of 2022 wraps up

TipRanks analyst ranking service pinpoints Wall Street's best-performing stocks, including Adobe and Broadcom.

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Some 'Secure 2.0' retirement proposals in the Senate look different from the House version. Here are key provisions under consideration

A sequel to the original Secure Act of 2019 continues to advance in Congress, although not all proposals are guaranteed to make it into a final version.

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Social Security isn't bankrupt: What we know about future benefits based on the latest trustees report

A later depletion date for Social Security's trust funds isn't anything to celebrate. But there are some nuggets of good news for beneficiaries in a new report.

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70% of retirees would tell their younger selves to start saving earlier

Most retirees would tell their younger selves to start saving and investing for retirement earlier, an Employee Benefit Research survey found.

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Personal Finance Leaks That You May Have Not Considered

Guest Post | Jun 27, 2022 Do you have a solid financial plan in place? If not, you are not alone. Many people don't take the time to plan for their financial future, and this can lead to disaster down the road. In this blog post, we will discuss some personal finance leaks that you


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