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Stablecoin stumble leads to asset drop: Fitch

Reserve portfolios that back stablecoins are becoming more conservative, a report said

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 15:16
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Crypto poses growing systemic risk, report says

Strong growth, increased correlation and interconnection drives rising risk

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2022 June 3, 2022
  • 13:18
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U.K. preps for systemic stablecoins

HM Treasury proposes framework for handling a major crypto's collapse

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 13:39
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How the investment thesis for crypto has changed

Bitcoin has behaved more like a risk asset this year than an inflation hedge

Retail push into private markets adds to systemic risks: Moody’s

The opaque market has grown, creating new risks that are hard to detect

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Why land investors should understand Indigenous rights

Time, patience and co-operation keys to successful developments with First Nation groups

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Should your clients’ funds borrow to invest in debt?

Fixed-income funds that use leverage can magnify gains, but they can also magnify losses

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U.K. to regulate some cryptocurrencies

There are also plans to explore using crypto technology to issue U.K. government debt

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War weighs on low-carbon shift: Fitch

Cost, availability of critical metals for green technology affected by conflict

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2022 April 1, 2022
  • 16:36
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Private markets AUM hit nearly US$10 trillion in 2021: McKinsey

Investors sunk over US$1 trillion into private markets in 2021, a report finds

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Canada the world’s fifth largest hedge fund market, report finds

Analysis from SigTech shows the fastest-growing hedge fund strategy is cryptocurrency

  • By: Staff
  • March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022
  • 12:20

How real assets could fare with inflation

Both infrastructure and real estate have potential in a high inflationary environment

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Long-short funds can help mitigate volatility

Investors want market-like returns, but can have trouble sticking to their strategies in the face of upheaval. Market-neutral strategies may help

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New investment product roundup

New funds target Canadian banks, U.S. tech behemoths, green property and renewable infrastructure

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Alternative investments for periods of inflation

Embracing other asset classes can smooth out the impact of volatility

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

Mackenzie introduces interval private credit fund

The new fund doesn't have a lockup period, but there's a limit to quarterly redemptions

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Accelerate to launch NFT fund for accredited investors

The firm is targeting high-net-worth investors willing to take a risk on an asset with growth potential

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Commercial real estate: What’s hot and what’s not

Experts tend to be bullish on industrial and warehouse property investments

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Luxury home sales leap in 2021

Last year sales doubled — even tripled — in some markets

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
  • 12:43
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Boons and barriers for REITs in 2022

An outlook report from Hazelview Investments calls for another good year for real estate holdings

  • By: Katie Keir
  • December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 11:53
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Adjusting portfolios for rising inflation

In the long run, real stock returns have outpaced inflation around the world

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As Bitcoin goes mainstream, Wall Street looks to cash in

In the latest milestone for the industry, a U.S. ETF from ProShares started trading on Tuesday

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Real estate sentiment optimistic amid disruptive trends

Warehousing and fulfillment is the best best for investment, an annual report says

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 15:43
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Building inflation buffers for portfolios

Alternatives may be a solution to inflation and overpriced equities

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Alternatives going mainstream with private equity leading the way: Preqin

The quest for yield and diversification is pushing investors into alternative assets