Peace of mind through financial confidence

AFS Insights: Business Services

A healthy mind is an asset

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week. Each year 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or mental health issue, 5 in 5 of us – that’s all people – have mental health. Mental health is impacting the Canadian workplace. The Manulife Wellness Report is an assessment of existing workplace wellness measures of Canadian employers…. Read more »

Do you know what’s in a fraudster’s toolbox?

Fraud Prevention Month is an annual campaign that seeks to help you recognize, reject and report fraud. This year’s theme, Tricks of the trade: What’s in a fraudster’s toolbox? will help Canadians recognize the increasingly sophisticated tricks and tools scammers use to entrap victims. Protect your business from fraud – what Canadian businesses should watch… Read more »

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Tomorrow

  Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 25. We are joining in and committing to take meaningful action to create positive change. Since 2011, Canadians and people around the globe have joined in the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the… Read more »

Arbutus Financial Services Announces Partnership With Bewley & Coltman

VANCOUVER, BC, November 23, 2022 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and proud partner of Navacord, is pleased to announce the addition of Bewley & Coltman, effective November 15, 2022. Bewley & Coltman is an established boutique financial services firm based in Victoria, providing investment and insurance solutions, tax and estate… Read more »

November is Financial Literacy Month

During the month of November, financial services organizations throughout Canada participate in Financial Literacy Month. Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, has created this website to help Canadians and their families achieve their financial goals. 5 Financial Indicators Every Entrepreneur Should Monitor Proper financial management is crucial because it allows you to make timely,… Read more »

Mental Health Week is May 2-8, 2022

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. While the COVID-19 pandemic presented many unprecedented challenges, often people identified positive aspects, or “silver linings,” such as finding a sense of community, gratitude, and the belief the pandemic may propel positive social change. The pandemic reinforced the importance of empathy…. Read more »

How to handle market declines

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t fear loss. Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman demonstrated this with his loss aversion theory, showing that people feel the pain of losing money more than they enjoy gains. The natural instinct is to flee the market when it starts to plummet, just as greed prompts people to jump… Read more »

Navacord continues to grow in British Columbia with Arbutus Financial

TORONTO, ON, March 16, 2022 – Navacord Corp., a leader in risk management services and the fastest growing multi-line broker in Canada, is pleased to announce the addition of Arbutus Financial Services, effective March 1, 2022. With locations in Vancouver and Nanaimo, Arbutus Financial provides a corporate portfolio including group benefits and retirement consulting, and… Read more »

Investment Commentary – January 25, 2022

What’s causing the recent market volatility and selloff? Our 2022 road trip just started — did we get a flat tire already? The start of 2022 hasn’t been kind to U.S. equity investors. As of Friday January 21, 2022, early afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite price indices were down… Read more »

Have you heard of Responsible Investing?

Responsible Investing (RI) refers to the incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments. RI has boomed in recent years as investors have recognized the opportunity for better risk-adjusted returns, while at the same time, contributing to important social and environmental issues. The world of RI is growing,… Read more »