Articles

Why ESG Matters To Investors And Investing

Authored By: Leola Ross | Publish Date: December 4, 2018

Many investors still see environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors as values-oriented and either:
-The primary object of focus, with investment outcomes somewhat less important
-Distracting from the focus on delivering investment outcomes
Such a view can be very limiting. In fact, there are different ways of incorporating ESG into portfolios. Some options may, indeed, change short-term performance. However, in many cases, the performance differential may be a positive one.

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Working Remotely Might Be Perk Your Company Missing

Authored By: Karla Jo Helms | Publish Date: November 30, 2018

While the perks and benefits companies are offering their best employees in order to retain them are many, one of the most effective is one a lot of people aren’t considering: letting their employees work from home.

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The ultimate goal for TD Asset Management & TD Greystone Asset Management – Broader Solutions For Clients

Published By: | November 27, 2018

On July 10, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) set the wheels in motion to make the asset management businesses within TD the largest in Canada. For a net purchase price of $792 million, it acquired Greystone Capital Management and its subsidiary Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

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Blockchain solutions to ESG problems

Published By: | October 31, 2018

With their dramatic rise, and subsequent fall, in value over the course of this year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have sparked heated debate in 2018. Unlike conventional currencies that are reliant upon a central banking system, these virtual currencies use encryption tools to facilitate financial transactions directly between users in a decentralized manner over a network.

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Factor Investing Pure and simple

Published By: HSBC Global Asset Management | October 26, 2018

Smart beta investing has become increasingly popular in recent years. A more sophisticated approach eliminates unwanted risks, providing a ‘pure’ factor strategy for smart beta investors. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the benefits when factors are precise, unbiased, robust and efficient.

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Consulting Market Stakeholders to Ensure Benchmarks Continue to be Representative

Published By: | October 26, 2018

As capital markets evolve and issuance patterns change, it is important to constantly review index eligibility thresholds to ensure the benchmark accurately reflects and tracks the market it is intended to represent.

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SHAREHOLDER REWARD NOT ALL CREATED EQUALLY

Published By: | October 12, 2018

Stock Buybacks vs Diversified Dividends

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Preparing For Legal Cannabis

Authored By: Carleen Kay | Publish Date: October 11, 2018

Employers are facing new challenges when it comes to substances used by employees both in and out of the workplace. What employers should consider in ensuring a safe workplace and that employees go home safely each day was the focus of a CPBI Alberta South session focused on the science of cannabis and the employer’s role in managing absence and disability related to substance use disorders.

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The Retirement Rule of $20

Published By: | October 5, 2018

How much money do you need for a financially healthy retirement? Can your retirement savings keep up with inflation? How will market volatility impact your nest egg? And the biggest question of all: How long will my money last?

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Credit investing – bias beware as the cycle turns

Authored By: Josh Lohmeier | Publish Date: October 3, 2018

Has the decades-long bull market in bonds made some credit managers look better than they really are? In the favourable market environment of the past 30 years, many managers found success simply by taking on additional risk and not necessarily adding much value.

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