This year’s biggest Fundata award winners are…
For 2017, Fundata Canada has presented its FundGrade A+ Awards to 57 companies representing 274 Canadian investment funds. On the list were 170 mutual funds, 38 ETFs, 63 segregated funds and three responsible investment funds. To view the full article, click here.
Canadian ETFs: The latest launches
At the end of November, assets under management (AUM) stood at a record level of $145.9-billion, driven by net inflows of $3.3-billion, according to Yves Rebetez, managing director and editor of ETF Insight. The product shelf keeps on expanding and offers more investment choices. As the industry grows, the influx of market players accelerates. Two new providers joined the ETF market, with the number of market players now at 28. […]
Is Now the Time to Switch Strategy?
Although index hugging funds have performed well in recent years, investors who have profited from such passive strategies should be considering how to reposition portfolios. The current cycle cannot last forever and investors are beginning to look for other options in the marketplace. Although they’ve been slow to catch on in Canada, liquid alternatives represent a strategy that could start to play an increasingly important role. “The biggest point is […]
Tackling Tough Markets
At the best of times, portfolio management is a balancing act: managers must stick to their mandates while remaining flexible. This is especially important when markets are hard to read—as they are now. Over the summer and into the fall, experts have pointed to the mismatch between market fundamentals and performance. As well, currencies may be overvalued and economic outlooks too bright, especially considering housing risks and rising rates across […]
Bank of Canada’s Policies Make “Zero Sense:” Veronika Hirsch
Should investors sell in May and go away? Perhaps not if you hold U.S. stocks according to Veronika Hirsch, Portfolio Manager at Arrow Capital Management Inc. To read full article, click here
‘There are huge changes coming’: Fund manager plans for the post-Trump investing universe
It is yet to be seen whether Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States will change the world, but it has turned the investment landscape on its head. Almost everything that was working prior to the election stopped working, as there was a massive rotation out of defensive stocks, particularly interest rate-sensitives and precious metals. To view the full article, click here.