Brooke Smith

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By Brooke Smith |April 12, 2021

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Equity markets to climb higher in 2013

The recent uptick seen in the equity market will remain steady and may even get stronger in the second half of the year, according to the country’s economists. They put in their two cents at the annual economic outlook presented Friday by the Economic Club of Canada. Here’s a look at the effects in Canada, […]

By Brooke Smith |January 14, 2013

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Institutional investors turn to emerging market debt

Institutional investors have been looking for yield in all the wrong places.

By Brooke Smith |December 14, 2012

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Why valuing hedge funds is tricky

An increasing number of investors are looking into hedge funds, but are they right for your clients?

By Brooke Smith |November 21, 2012

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Investing in fixed income in uncertain times

As 2012 comes to a close, what’s the outlook for fixed income and equities in the coming year?

By Brooke Smith |November 9, 2012

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Hedge funds: Make sure nothing’s lurking

More than one third of investors have included hedge funds in their portfolio. But do they understand their risks?

By Brooke Smith |October 31, 2012

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A fresh look at currency

Investors should think about currency risk as might approach a dessert menu, according to the head of currency implementation with Russell Investments. “When we talk about currency, it’s like we’re talking about pie,” said Ian Toner, speaking at the recent Pension & Benefits Summit in Toronto. “The problem with currency is, you need to know […]

By Brooke Smith |June 21, 2012

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Opportunities in the sideways market

There’s nary a bull or bear to be seen on Bay Street these days. That’s because we’re in a sideways market. That was the message Kim Shannon, president and chief investment officer of Sionna Investment Managers, presented at the firm’s Financial Market Review in Toronto yesterday.

By Brooke Smith |May 7, 2012

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Volatility and the individual investor

What does the “new world order” mean for individual investors? Colin Ripsman, vice-president with Phillips, Hager & North, delved into that question at the firm’s pension trustee education seminar last week in Toronto.

By Brooke Smith |March 8, 2012

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