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ADVISOR FOCUS - a newsletter from globeadvisor.com
26 Feb 2003

Current Issue | Subscribe to Advisor Focus | Back Issues


SPOTLIGHT: The Toughest SOBs in Business

ROB Magazine scoured the Canadian business scene for those corporate leaders who "embody a rare combination of vision, skills and expertise, and perhaps most crucially, toughness. The short list is an impressive one:

These men may well live up to Peter McArthur's turn-of-the-century quote: "Every successful enterprise requires three men: a dreamer, a businessman and a son-of-a-bitch."

Read the full story

BANK MERGERS

RETIREMENT STRATEGIES: Income Trusts, Labour Funds...

  • Income Trusts Have RRSP Fit
    Income trusts have suddenly become among the most popular vehicles on the RRSP block. But it's essential that your clients understand the potential pitfalls.

     
    Plus: Income Funds Launch Industry Group
     
  • RRSPs Not Always Your Best Route
    Here's an outside-the-box idea: maybe, for some of your clients, the non- registered approach is a better fit for retirement saving.
    "It all comes down to what you do with the tax refund generated by your RRSP contributions." Read Rob Carrick's column.
     
  • Putting Labour Funds To Work
    Your clients may know about the tax benefits of labour-sponsored funds; you know those benefits are offset by the burden of high fees. But don't write off LSFs yet -- the exposure to small caps offers an opportunity regular funds can't.

MONEY MANAGEMENT: Mavrix Dividend & Income...Pension Funds