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Liquid alternatives get their test

Funds with a negative correlation to equity markets provided downside protection during the sell-off

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What happens to office space post-pandemic?

Demand for certain commercial space was already decreasing prior to Covid-19

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TDAM launches real estate fund

Fund offers exposure to more than 500 real estate assets around the world

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 12:09
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Most new liquid alternative funds are ‘relatively conservative’: DBRS

Growth in the new sector will depend on higher fees generating investor benefits, a report says

Fitting alternatives into a 60-40 portfolio

A Richardson GMP report groups the various strategies based on their impact

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Risks and rewards of private debt

The alternative investment offers higher yields with the trade-off of lower liquidity

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Bridging Finance collaborates with BlackRock on alternative credit fund

The product offers retail investors exposure to funds usually available only to institutional investors

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2019 October 4, 2019
  • 13:25

Managers of alternatives appeal to retail channel

Uptake among U.S. advisors has been low

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2019 September 23, 2019
  • 12:00
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TD’s new alternative fund targets HNW clients

The pooled fund focuses on real estate and infrastructure

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2019 September 12, 2019
  • 11:49
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Institutional investors adding alternatives, report says

CIBC Mellon says investors are expecting lower management fees and a greater focus on ESG this year

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2019 May 27, 2019
  • 10:49
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How to evaluate real assets

Investing in toll roads, office space and healthcare

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How the Fed pause affects real assets

Interest rate risk is no longer a concern

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Investing in liquid alts

Challenges and opportunities for the new funds

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IA Clarington introduces liquid alt and international equity funds

The firm is the latest to make use of regulatory changes to offer alternative strategies

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
  • 10:31
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Mackenzie introduces liquid alt funds

The firm says the three new funds offer diversification and lower correlation to the markets

  • By: Staff
  • February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019
  • 10:29
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OSC rejects Bitcoin fund

Decision cites lack of regulation along with custody and liquidity issues

  • By: Staff
  • February 22, 2019 February 22, 2019
  • 09:29
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CC&L Funds introduces 3 liquid alts

Portfolio manager brings 15 years of experience with alternative strategies

  • By: Staff
  • February 21, 2019 February 21, 2019
  • 16:20
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The upside of real estate in a downturn

Lower volatility and durable cashflows lead to more stable returns

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RBC I&TS to be custodian for Bridging income funds

The firm will also provide fund accounting and shareholder services support

  • By: Staff
  • January 31, 2019 June 27, 2019
  • 10:35
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Home affordability worsens in 2018’s fourth quarter

Find out how much income it takes to pay for a home in select cities

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2019 January 24, 2019
  • 14:41
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Industry groups propose new risk scale for alternatives

AIMA, CAIA want a more flexible system

  • By: Staff
  • January 8, 2019 January 8, 2019
  • 12:38
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Almost one-third of Canadians would consider investing in cannabis

An OSC survey breaks down who's buying weed stocks

  • November 30, 2018 November 30, 2018
  • 12:54
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What advisors need to know about liquid alts

CSA's new rules effective in the new year offer risks and rewards

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Can MFDA advisors sell liquid alts?

CSA’s new rules retained mutual fund dealer proficiency requirements for commodity pools

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Dynamic Funds launches two alternative funds

Funds are based on CSA's new rule

  • By: Staff
  • October 9, 2018 October 9, 2018
  • 10:55