Rising prices have sparked investor interest in food commodities. But it’s a risky proposition and not all investors will be comfortable speculating on a market often driven by human misery.
Vancity’s decision to remove Enbridge from a pair of Inhance socially responsible (SRI) mutual funds came as a surprise, since divestment is relatively rare. But experts don’t expect an exodus from Enbridge.
Chinese refiner CNOOC’s $15-billion takeover bid for Nexen has caused concern.
Public companies agree to let shareholders vote on executive compensation.
More than 1,000 institutions make commitments to socially aware investing
Minerals used in consumer electronics could sabotage portfolios.
Private real estate can be suitable for clients looking to offset the volatility of stock markets. But as an asset class, it’s not without risk, and it is governed by a complex set of rules.
The federal government hiked the eligibility age for Old Age Security (OAS) to 67 from 65 reflecting the reality that Canadians are living longer and healthier lives.
Concerned that advisors aren’t talking to their clients about socially responsible investing, the Social Investment Organization will push for rules mandating advisors to ask about a client’s interest in SRI.
Investors in water-stressed locations or sectors must be mindful of exposure to related risks