Digital Assets and Estate planning

The digitization of our world has had profound impacts on every industry regardless of its operational model. For private citizens, daily life is now filled with digital norms like internet banking, social media, streamed entertainment, and even health consultations. One facet that remains somewhat murky though is legal implications. In many cases, the rapid development and uptake of digital technology has happened so quickly that … Continue reading Digital Assets and Estate planning

57 Years Later, This Underappreciated Technology Continues to Ensure Safer Financial Transactions

With the speed and convenience that advancements in technology have afforded us, its no wonder why we have seen our lives “digitized” at a rapid pace. Everything from shopping to socializing can be done from the comfort of our own home. Although as this shift has occurred, combined with more and more of our personal information being stored on servers around the world, cyber security … Continue reading 57 Years Later, This Underappreciated Technology Continues to Ensure Safer Financial Transactions

Welcome to the Summer of Bitcoin

This summer promises to be a big one for bitcoin. There are two major events taking place that are expected to have far reaching effects on the popular cryptocurrency. One of these involves the current goings on of world politics and economics while the other pertains to the digital currency on a more fundamental level. However, understanding exactly how these will affect the future of … Continue reading Welcome to the Summer of Bitcoin

Manulife’s New Insurance Sales Fall Due to Price Increases

A record level of assets under management and robust wealth product sales drove an 18% increase in Manulife’s MFC first-quarter earnings over first-quarter 2012. On an operating basis, the company earned CAD 619 million in the quarter, or CAD 0.32 per share, meeting our expectations. Core return on shareholders’ equity was 10.6%, consistent with the levels achieved in previous quarters. GAAP income was CAD 540 … Continue reading Manulife’s New Insurance Sales Fall Due to Price Increases