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Funding a child’s education

A good education doesn’t come cheap. Even when counting subsidies, the costs of studying and living as a student can reach a small fortune. So…

Hedge funds see global macro on top in 2012

If emerging markets seem to dominate mainstream investing discourse, rest assured, the same is true of the alternative investment space. Among hedge fund managers, global…

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 12:13

Buy gold on the dips: Embry

Gold will hit $2,500 within six months and its detractors risk getting wiped out, according to fans of the precious metal.

Is gold at the edge of a cliff?

Is it time then for investors to cash in their chips, pocket the profit and move onto the next table? Analysts and industry experts say…

The true cost of beta: Part Two

So how does one go about getting alpha? The only way is to get off the benchmark and loosen investment constraints such as limits on…

The true cost of beta: Part One

There are two components of an active portfolio’s return. Beta is passive and stems from simply being invested in the market. The other, alpha, stems…

Horizons launches Australian dollar ETF

Horizons Exchange Traded Funds and BetaPro Management have announced the launch of the Horizons Australian Dollar Currency ETF, which offers investors direct access to foreign…

  • By: Staff
  • July 20, 2011 September 6, 2018
  • 11:43

Alternatives becoming the new core

Alternative investments will increasingly become part of institutional and high net worth (HNW) portfolios. In fact, they are likely to blend right in to the…

  • By: Staff
  • July 4, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Omega adds U.S. equities

Omega is expanding.

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 10:58

Dispelling hedge fund myths

As you plan, you will undoubtedly consider asset allocation and risk tolerance. Hedge funds can play an important role due to their non-correlation with traditional…

Expert: Bet on emerging markets

While governments in industrialised economies are taking a softly-softly-catchee-monkey approach to monetary tightening, those in emerging markets have been more aggressive and have been able…

Coping with oil price volatility

Recent oil price volatility has raised concerns about managing portfolio risk, particularly when oil and Energy occupies a significant weighting on the TSX 60 and…

Changing dynamics of market surveillance

Regulators are running full-tilt to protect the markets from intentionally abusive as well as unintentionally disruptive behaviour, Miranda Mizan, principal of the TABB Group said…

Infrastructure financing improving

The current state of infrastructure in Canada and its future development compare favourably with the rest of the world. An expert panel at the recent…

BluMont to merge, close Core Hedge Fund

BluMont Capital has announced a plan to merge BluMont Core Hedge Fund with Exemplar Market Neutral Portfolio, a class of shares of Exemplar Portfolios Ltd.…

  • By: Staff
  • April 15, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:00

AlphaNorth caps AlphaNorth Partners Fund

AlphaNorth Asset Management has announced that the AlphaNorth Partners Fund will implement limitations to new investors. Purchases of the fund’s Class A and Class D…

  • By: Staff
  • April 14, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 12:51

Picton Mahoney sets closing date for hedge fund

Picton Mahoney Asset Management today announced that the Picton Mahoney Market Neutral Equity Fund Class A and Class F will be closed to new investments…

  • By: Staff
  • April 4, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 10:22

Claymore rolls out unhedged gold ETF

Claymore Investments has launched non-hedged common units of its Claymore Gold Bullion ETF. The fund is designed to provide unitholders with exposure to physical gold…

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2011 September 6, 2018
  • 11:07

Hedge funds struggle to beat index

Hedge funds lagged the overall market in February, as the best performing category mustered only have of the growth of the S&P 500, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 15:32

Dynamic to merge Power Hedge series

Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Ltd. has announced a series consolidation for Dynamic Power Hedge Fund, which will see Series A and Series F units…

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2011 July 10, 2018
  • 11:41

BetaPro launches third copper ETF

Horizons BetaPro has announced the launch of the Horizons BetaPro COMEX Copper ETF, which the company says is North America’s first non-leveraged ETF offering exposure…

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2011 September 6, 2018
  • 14:31

Clean tech, an investment in the future

Alternative energy, clean tech, and new energy tend to conjure up different definitions — for good reason. The industries and technologies that comprise clean tech…

Norbourg proved one hot potato

If there was a Guinness record for the longest game of hot potato, the Norbourg scandal would probably be included among the finalists—and this without…

Norbourg saga draws to a close

An agreement in principle has been reached in the Norbourg class action lawsuit. Under the $55 million settlement there is no admission of liability. The…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 13:33

Impact investing: Profit from a better world

There has long existed a gap between philanthropy and any singular devotion to capital gains. But this uncharted space is fast being filled by the…