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AIMA issues derivatives guide

It provides guidance on the new regulatory framework in the U.S. and European Union

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 09:24

The REIT solution

There are advantages to taking an index-based approach

Mortgage investing offers opportunities

Why Canadian mortgage investing has fared better than in the U.S.

How to invest in real estate

Demand for real estate is creeping back and driving good rental and earnings growth

Alternatives a solution to high correlations

When diversification among traditional asset classes isn’t working, try alternatives, said a panel at an Alternative Investment Management Association of Canada event in Toronto.

Hedge funds gain momentum

Hedge funds ended May in positive territory with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.15% as global markets showed signs of stabilization following a choppy…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 09:18

Are your clients as wealthy as they claim?

Your client may claim to be an accredited investor. But don’t take her word for it. Verify she meets the requirements for the Accredited Investor…

Prospectus rule changes would overburden issuers, says AIMA

CSA has proposed amending rules on prospectus and registration exemptions.

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 12:43

Benchmarks are outdated

Benchmark-oriented active managers will fall behind.

Primer on private equity

Access isn’t as difficult as you think

How to invest in motorcycles

Collectible motorbikes can preserve capital.

Oil futures can predict stock returns

New research shows that analyzing oil futures can help you construct better portfolios.

Cigars: The perfect buy-and-hold investment

A hand-rolled Havana, whether set alight or set aside, can play many roles. Winston Churchill once had to stub out a cigar to rush to…

Want to invest in the Jurassic era?

A genuine prop, which was used in the 1993 blockbuster hit Jurassic Park, is up for auction.

Roadside assistance for distressed portfolios

Collectible motorbikes, symbols of rebellion and liberty, can also preserve capital. Owning a classic motorcycle is both a lifestyle choice and investment, says Daniel Wade…

Fake antique car market growing

Though only 33 K3 open-top racecars were made in the 1930s, more are available.

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 08:53

A smooth exit from character conversion funds

Carol Bezaire, vice-president of tax and estate planning at Mackenzie Investments, breaks it down. It’s clear why the government targeted these funds: their derivative structure…

Use alternatives to boost retirement portfolios

Retirees and institutional investors share the same priorities.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 15, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

3 reasons REITs will outperform

REITs stocks are reasonably priced and can offer returns.

Corporate real estate stagnant

The Toronto office market is stagnant.

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 10:46

Want returns? Choose alternative investments

Everyone’s looking for an edge. And for investors, that can mean choosing non-traditional strategies and asset classes.

LLCs trouble for Canadians with U.S. property

American assets can result in steep taxes if clients aren’t careful

Faceoff: REITs versus the real thing

Which is safer: a public investment in real estate or a private one?

Build up clients’ portfolios

Choose GDP-sensitive stocks over utilities in the infrastructure space.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • October 15, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 04:59

How top managers find alpha

Hunting for alpha isn’t just about stock picking, say three portfolio managers.