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.Read More
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.’Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.