Articles

Emerging Markets Positioned To Add Value

Authored By: Peter Lampert | Publish Date: 02/01/2017

Given the volatility and risks generally associated with emerging markets, some may ask ‘why there and why now?’ There are a number of reasons. Emerging markets, which include a wide mix of countries such as India, Brazil, and China coming into prominence, have collectively become a greater part of the global economy and represent a growing number of attractive investment opportunities.

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Benefits And Pensions Monitor Interview: Making The Case For Factor Investing

Authored By: Benefits and Pensions Monitor Staff | Publish Date: 01/13/2017

Smart beta is attracting more interest these days, especially for pension fund sponsors looking for other sources of return. Alexander Davey, director and senior product specialist at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd., explains what the attraction is with this “different type of index.”

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Pension Funds Taking Active Approach

Authored By: Benefits and Pensions Monitor Staff | Publish Date: 01/07/2017

Pension funds are taking on a much more active, hands-on approach to managing their assets, says Rob Baillie, senior vice-president and head of State Street Canada.

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Do-It-Yourself Ethical Investing Pays!

Authored By: Ron Robins | Publish Date: 11/21/2016

Many investors could increase profits and assemble a portfolio more in accord with their personal values if they actively managed their own investments.

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Opinion: Aging Is Major Issue

Authored By: Fred Holmes | Publish Date: 10/31/2016

Many of you have heard me talk using my population pyramids and you have heard various chairs and panelists saying oh no, he’s going to babble about it again.

Reality is sometimes something a lot of people want to avoid hearing about. Indeed, I had clients dodge the subject, a subject I often much later learned was because they and some of their advisors pooh-poohed the whole notion and the client person had told management “not to worry.”

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