BMO InvestorLine, Aequitas NEO Exchange form partnership

first_img The arrangement gives BMO InvestorLine clients access to real-time quotes and direct online trading of Toronto-based Invesco Canada Ltd.’s PowerShares DWA Global Momentum Index exchange-traded fund (ETF), the NEO Exchange’s only listing. That ETF is the “forerunner of more NEO Exchange-listed ETFs soon to be announced,” according to a statement released on Tuesday. BMO InvestorLine is the first bank-owned online broker to partner with the exchange in order to provide its self-directed investors the ability to trade NEO-listed securities directly through a discount brokerage platform. “It is a tremendous testimony to our continued focus on ensuring that our clients have the ability to trade and access quotes across all Canadian securities, regardless of where they are listed,” says Julie Barker-Merz, president of BMO InvestorLine, in a statement. Photo copyright: Bloomberg BMO’s adviceDirect launches premium service Tessie Sanci Biden’s pick for SEC flags trading-app gimmicks for scrutiny Related news BMO InvestorLine Inc. and Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., both based in Toronto, have formed a partnership that gives clients of the discount brokerage access to the securities listed on the NEO exchange. center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Discount brokeragesCompanies BMO InvestorLine, Aequitas NEO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Family of novice investor who killed himself sue Robinhoodlast_img read more

City Council caps emissions at many rent-stabilized buildings

first_imgCosta Constantinides and REBNY’s Jim Whelan (Photos via Facebook, VoteCosta)The exemption for rent-regulated buildings from the city’s emission caps is about to end for some of them.The City Council on Thursday voted in favor of a bill that subjects certain rent-regulated buildings to the requirements of Local Law 97, which imposes heavy fines on buildings that contribute too much to global warming.The year-old law aims to cut citywide greenhouse-gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. The new measure, sponsored by Queens Democrat Costa Constantinides, would tweak the law to include buildings where up to 35 percent of units are rent-regulated. But it would give them two more years to comply than buildings already covered by the law have.The original law carved out buildings with at least one rent-regulated apartment, instead subjecting them to less stringent energy conservation reporting requirements. The blanket exemption of rent-regulated apartments largely sprung from concern that landlords would hike regulated rents to pay for green retrofits through the state’s Major Capital Improvements program.But last year, as part of a major overhaul of rent regulation, the state limited such rent hikes to properties where more than 35 percent of the apartments are rent-regulated. That freed the City Council to extend emission caps to under-35-percent buildings without triggering rent increases for their regulated units.The latest version of Constantinides’ bill, released this week, gives those buildings until January 1, 2026, to meet their emissions cap and then until May 1, 2027, to submit an initial report documenting their compliance.“Our work today will help New Yorkers get back to work in good jobs that make our air cleaner, kick-start the renewable energy revolution, and chart a course to a brighter, greener, safer future,” Constantinides said in a statement.The measure does not address the real estate industry’s primary complaint about Local Law 97: that it penalizes owners with densely occupied buildings. The Real Estate Board of New York said this week that though it backs “practical measures to limit carbon emissions and stop climate change,” it isn’t clear that Constantinides measure will meaningfully reduce carbon emissions.“The city has not done the analysis to identify how many buildings will be impacted or even where these buildings are located. It has no solutions as to how these critical goals will be accomplished,” the trade group’s president, James Whelan, said in a statement. “The city is setting owners up for failure, forcing them to pay fines instead of helping these cash-strapped, rent-regulated buildings invest in making environmental upgrades.”Contact Kathryn Brenzel Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsLocal Law 97rent regulated Email Address* Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more