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Two golden coins - Bitcoin and Ethereum

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

Hedge maze

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
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Institutional investors confident in ESG-integrated portfolios: RBC survey

Equities are the most popular way to invest responsibly

  • October 2, 2018 October 3, 2018
  • 13:55
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Legal pot sales could reach $1 billion in fourth quarter: StatCan

Statistics Canada forecasts Canadians could spend more than $1 billion on legal cannabis between October and December this year once marijuana for adult use is…


Country of the month: Germany

Germany is the European Union’s economic powerhouse. The country has had 16 consecutive quarters of GDP growth—its longest upswing since 1991—and is enjoying its lowest…

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • September 21, 2018 September 20, 2018
  • 12:00

AIMA Canada names new chair, executive committee

Belle Kaura, vice-president and chief compliance officer at Third Eye Capital, succeeds Michael Burns

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2018 September 6, 2018
  • 16:28
Indecisive and lost man chooses the right path

Hedge fund managers ready for market changes

How hedge funds can replace traditional long-only strategies

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Mackenzie to launch first mutual fund in Canada to use alt strategies

Available without an offering memorandum

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00
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A tale of two REITs

There’s still room for wins in the dynamic real estate sector, even as interest rates rise

  • By: Katie Keir
  • April 13, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00
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Finding value amid the cannabis confusion

Is this company the lowest-cost producer?

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How institutional investors are managing risk and volatility

Investors are considering ESG factors

  • By: Staff
  • February 22, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00
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Managing an investment property in a down market

Ask a specialist

Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin: currency, commodity or technology platform?

Two Western University academics assessed cryptocurrencies’ volatility

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Straddles and strangles: a primer

Use these strategies to protect downside and capture upside

  • By: Melissa Shin
  • November 24, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00
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Financial institutions, funds join forces on climate change

The joint Declaration of Institutional Investors on Climate-Related Financial Risks identifies investments in companies that promote energy transition and that have low emissions

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 10:03
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As marijuana rules become clearer, risks remain

Unknowns around distribution, supply and the impact of U.S. law on Canadian exchanges remain

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Feed your returns with clean-label foods

Advisors have been eyeing the outsized growth of smaller producers of organic, “clean label” and “free from” foods

  • By: Simon Doyle
  • October 13, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 00:08