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.
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.
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.
Published By: | October 12, 2018
Stock Buybacks vs Diversified Dividends
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.Read More
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?
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.Read More
Authored By: Joseph Nunes | Publish Date: October 1, 2018
Most sponsors of individual pension plans (IPPs) are sold a product intended to achieve one or more goals, such as targeting a certain retirement income, rewarding long and loyal service, or creating ‘golden handcuffs’ to retain key employees. Embedded in the many possible goals is almost always the desire to tax-shelter more dollars for an employee than is possible under an RRSP.Read More
Published By: HSBC Global Asset Management | September 18, 2018
Investors are seeking equity solutions that incorporate climate considerations. Reducing a portfolio’s carbon footprint by exclusion is a blunt approach. We prefer factor optimisation in multi-factor portfolios, which can generate higher risk-adjusted returns while keeping portfolios aligned with broader climate objectives.
Published By: Personalized Prescribing Inc. | September 17, 2018
Pharmacogenomics- Not a concept for the future, it is a REALITY Now! This changed the traditional “one size fits to all” method of prescribing to one that is personalized. Pharmacogenomics is an excellent tool for employers/ disability managers to address employee’s drug related disability or absenteeism.