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Hedge maze

Institutional investors switching to alts

Hedge fund managers may find themselves under greater performance pressure

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 09:46
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ASC adopts crowdfunding rule

The new rule is available immediately

  • By: Staff
  • October 31, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 12:06
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Liquid alts: hyped up or helpful?

Love them or leave them, alternative investments will soon be available to all investors

Green plant maze

Know the limits in CSA’s alternatives proposal

Alts advocates are cheering this expanded access


Rules could make alternatives as easy to buy as mutual funds

The proposed amendments are primarily aimed at developing a more comprehensive regulatory framework for publicly offered alternative funds

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 14:26
Hedge maze

Should average investors use alts?

CSA’s alternative funds proposal is expected soon

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Top dealmaker on the myths and realities of activist investing

Even as withdrawals and poor returns dog the hedge fund industry, the activist subset is bucking the trend

Dealmakers take a breather in 2016 as mergers slow

The country recorded 270 deals worth a total of $42.35 billion in the first half of 2016

  • By: Staff
  • July 20, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

What Donald Trump is invested in

He owns stocks, bonds, private equity, mutual funds and even gold

Should investors use HELOCs?

One way to tap into a property's equity

Spartan launches Canadian hedge fund

Spartan Fund Management has opened the MMCAP Canadian Fund

  • By: Staff
  • May 4, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 12:16

Fiera adds five infrastructure projects to portfolio

Fiera Infrastructure is buying five assets from Forum Equity Partners

  • By: Staff
  • April 20, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 11:15

Better ways to invest RRSPs

Alternatives can bolster clients' RRSPs

  • By: Ari Shiff
  • February 12, 2016 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

Ethical investing in trusts

What to watch for with this emerging trend

Building your own equity

Diversification, tax and estate issues are all in play when investing in commercial real estate

Transformation coming for alternative asset management: PwC

Global alternative assets will increase to US$15.3 trillion by 2020, predicts PwC

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 11:47

Consider distressed bonds for returns

Distressed hedge funds may suit clients eyeing outsized returns

Benefit from energy without energy price exposure

Every once in a while we see the kind of disruptive macro-economic event on which alternative thinking and investing thrives

  • By: Ari Shiff
  • April 23, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 09:15

Consider private equity for untapped healthcare opportunities

Aging boomers are fuelling explosive demand for innovative care

How and when to invest in real estate

Corrado Russo, managing director of investments at Timbercreek Asset Management, has been in the industry for more than 15 years

American institutional investors shy away from hedge funds

American institutional investors aren’t investing in hedge funds to the degree of their global peers

  • By: Staff
  • October 27, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 10:00

De-risk in the face of volatility

There’s still plenty of downside in this market, but options can protect clients

Use hedge funds to profit from M&A

Merger arbitrage isn’t just for high rollers

How new investors can buy into an expensive market

Undervalued companies are hiding behind record-high indexes

Is the hockey dream worth the investment?

The math suggests the likelihood of going pro is outweighed by the costs