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Insurance Providers May Be Making Promises That They Can't Afford to Keep, with the Latest Generation of Retirement Income Products
Corporations, governments, and insurance companies may be underestimating the financial risks of the new generation of personal pension and retirement income products. Insurance providers may not be charging consumers ...
Life Annuities Are Rarely Appreciated - Even by Financial Advisors
As you get closer to retirement, make sure you understand your options and the role annuities might play in your financial plan.
Bank Mergers May Have Negative Effects on Customers
Bank mergers can benefit shareholders but can have negative effects on customers. The structure of loan syndicates needs to be well controlled to avoid risk in the banking system. Banks are currently pricing loan risk effectively.
It's Time to Overcome Our Addiction to Economic Growth
Economic growth as we have come to know and experience it is not a feasible option for the long term. Neither is it necessary for improved well-being in countries that have already reached high material living standards. ...
Brain Drain' between Provinces May Be Good for Canada
Equalization and progressive taxation policies, which encourage the migration of highly qualified workers within a country's regions, may actually be good for the overall country. The migration of workers from poor regions ...
What Kinds of Companies Go Public?
A firm's productivity and sales growth will peak when the firm goes public. Sales, capital expenditures, and other costs associated with the company's product and market continue to increase after a firm makes its IPO.
Socially Responsible Investment Can Improve the Lives of Indigenous Peoples
The SRI movement is starting to champion Indigenous peoples. However, because the market for SRI remains small, some public regulation of financiers, to promote SRI, seems necessary. Financial institutions and Indigenous ...