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May 29, 2019
One Platform Proves the Most Efficient for Robust Wealth Management

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth The adage “lead, follow or get out of the way” applies to giving professionals the latitude to do what they do best, and is the key distinguishing feature for James Pelmore, Leanne Brothers and Mark Ting. They chose to...

May 27, 2019
5 points to consider for your estate planning

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Preparing a will is hardly anyone’s idea of a good time, but it’s a vital process for anyone with family or loved ones, and for those with assets—including businesses. Abbe Chivers, a partner at Manning Elliott who provides...

May 27, 2019
Trends in Financial Services

BCBusiness + Cindy David Financial Group Ltd. It is an understatement to say that the changes and trends affecting the financial services landscape are voluminous. Cindy David, president of Cindy David Financial Group Ltd., and the Senior Estate Planning Advisor for Raymond James...

May 23, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lendesk founder and CEO Alex Conconi
Felicity Stone

It figures that Alex Conconi would take an interest in real estate matters. First, he lives in Vancouver, where property issues are top of mind. And second, providing services to realtors runs in the family. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Robert, Alex became a mortgage broker. In 2011, father...

May 23, 2019
Don't Scam Yourself By Ignoring a Legitimate Demand

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green &Mutala LLP Scams based on social engineering are commonplace in both the corporate and personal world. They are also becoming increasingly sophisticated and difficult to spot. These types of scams are typically carried out over email—although they...

Apr 30, 2019
Investing in Employee Financial Health Provides Excellent Returns

BCBusiness + Montridge Advisory Group A recent State Street Global Advisors survey found that nearly 60 percent of employees are emotionally stressed and distracted by their financial situations, “to the point where worksite productivity is being compromised by absenteeism, decreasing engagement, and other...

Apr 29, 2019
Newmont-Goldcorp merger and other mega-deals help shore up Canada’s mining industry
Juan Rivera

Waters remain turbulent, but the country’s mining industry seems to be coming out of the storm. Although the sector took a hit on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year, recent mega-deals could help right the ship, according to PwC Canada’s latest Canadian Mine...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver-based Lendesk acquired by U.S. lending giant
Juan Rivera

The biggest mortgage lender in the U.S. is about to get a new Canadian addition to its family. This morning, Rock Holdings, parent company of lending giant Quicken Loans, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Lendesk, a Vancouver-based mortgage tech company that...

Apr 15, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Venture capitalist Brenda Irwin is betting on health care
Matt O'Grady

When Brenda Irwin was invited by a friend to a Vancouver pitch event in the summer of 2013, she had no intention of investing in anything. The native of Mount Elgin, Ontario, had only left her job with Business Development...

Apr 9, 2019
Exit plan: How to sell or transfer your business successfully
By the Editors

Private and family businesses represent nearly two-thirds of Canada’s GDP and employ more than 12 million Canadians, notes a new report from PwC Canada. The data was taken from research undertaken for the PwC Family Business Survey (2016), the PwC Next Gen Survey (2017) and the PwC Family Business Survey...

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