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Ontario's 2016 budget ushers in major changes.

  • February 26, 2016 August 21, 2018
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My inbox is bombarded almost daily with the latest report or white paper on such-and-such industry topic. I can’t read them all, but I always make time for reports on fees and the great battle between active managers and the index. What’s caught my eye—and ire—is that some data providers present active manager performance reports […]

  • February 5, 2016 August 21, 2018
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Client profile Brad and Lydia Anderson* are both 50 years old and plan to retire in 15 years. They’re comfortable financially, but their investments are scattered across five institutions and their strategy isn’t optimised to meet their goals. Brad is a successful IT consultant and Lydia is a senior manager at a major construction equipment […]

  • February 5, 2016 September 10, 2018
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The Department of Finance has released draft legislation that would solve a tricky problem for spousal trusts arising from rule changes made under the previous government.

  • January 22, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 15:48

Most global macro managers are uniquely unconstrained

  • January 22, 2016 September 7, 2018
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What it is, how it collapsed and what’s left of it

  • January 22, 2016 September 7, 2018
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It’s been a rough year for commodities in general, and crude in particular. What will the new year hold?

  • December 16, 2015 August 21, 2018
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Vancouver-based couple needs advice on restructuring

  • December 9, 2015 September 7, 2018
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These strategies are likely most appealing to risk-averse clients

  • November 27, 2015 August 1, 2018
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True hedge funds reduce, rather than add, risk

  • November 27, 2015 September 7, 2018
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