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Move Over 2018

Authored By: Andrew Pease | Publish Date: January 17, 2019

2018 was action packed and volatile with global equity markets, geopolitics, and populism dominating the year. The result was that almost all asset classes, with the exceptions of cash and government bonds, posted negative returns. A lot of the same themes seem likely to play out in 2019. A significant difference, however, is that the year has begun with widespread investor pessimism, in contrast to the prevailing optimism at the beginning of 2018.

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2019: A Year For Better Or Worse?

Authored By: Calum Mackenzie | Publish Date: January 16, 2019

It is often like that. Markets like to swing from extremes. 2018 saw a huge psychological reversal from the previous year (and for that matter, most of the previous half decade) – ‘let us look to the bright side … turned into ‘No, let us look to the dark side instead.’

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Shifting Demographics, Emerging Opportunities: Designing Programs For The Workforce Of Today And Tomorrow

Authored By: Joseph De Dominicis | Publish Date: January 9, 2019

Today, we are seeing four generations of employees sharing office space, challenging employers to develop ways to communicate with and support all of them.

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CPPIB Launches Information Campaign

Authored By: CPP Investment Board | Publish Date: January 4, 2019

The CPP Investment Board has introduced its first national information campaign designed to help engage, educate, and prepare Canadians about their financial future.
‘Investing Today for Your Tomorrow’ helps demystify a number of misconceptions about the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and provides information and context to the many questions Canadians have.

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The More Someone Earns, The More They Are At Risk

Authored By: Chris Carr | Publish Date: December 13, 2018

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a musician touring to support your chart-topping album, an IT consultant who regularly travels to war-torn countries or a high-level executive, having disability insurance in place is a wise thing to do.

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Cannabis: What It Means For Ontario Employers

Authored By: Randy Bauslaugh | Publish Date: December 12, 2018

Recreational cannabis consumption is now lawful; however legalization is still subject to different provincial standards as the provinces and territories are responsible for oversight in the distribution and sale of cannabis. In addition, the provinces and territories are able to restrict where cannabis may be consumed. And, of course, the use and availability of Cannabis has implications under provincial health and safety legislation as well as the duty to accommodate on a case-by-case basis when dealing with medicinal cannabis or substance dependency that may constitute a disability under provincial human rights legislation.

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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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