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Antiques make solid investment

Buying antique furniture offers the twin benefits of enjoying both fine craftsmanship and value appreciation.

Frozen LSIF chills investors

Thousands of clients have recently had their investments in the Vancouver-based GrowthWorks Canadian Fund frozen as it attempts to avoid a crippling wave of redemptions.

Sun Life, CI expand seg fund shelf

At a time when some insurers are scaling back their offering lineup, Sun Life Financial and CI Investments have unveiled several enhancements to the SunWise…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:46

Mackenzie to allow shorting

One of Canada’s best-known mutual fund companies is giving its managers the green light to engage in “a limited amount” of short-selling. Mackenzie Investments is…

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Art tops equities, again

When new money finds old masterpieces the result is historic financial performance. As an atypical asset class, art has been steadily growing as a preferred…

Infrastructure helps weather downturns

Stable political and regulatory environments are key to successful infrastructure investing within emerging markets, says senior portfolio manager Nick Langley, senior portfolio manager and investment…

Forget a cottage; some clients want to own a secluded hideaway

Investing in an island is just like any real estate investment, except that demand often outweighs supply, and the exclusivity draws high premiums.

Start 2012 off right

Over the next five years, dollar and variety stores are expected to perform well by targeting low-income households and thrifty customers. Competition will challenge the…

  • By: Chip Brian
  • January 1, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Fiera Sceptre JV to offer real estate investment services

Fiera Sceptre has announced the creation of a joint venture with Axia Investments to offer unique national real estate fund vehicles and segregated account management…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 12:05

Vanguard ETFs land on TSX

Vanguard has officially arrived on Canadian shores, launching six new exchange-traded funds which began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning.

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2011 September 6, 2018
  • 11:41

Should your client buy a sports franchise?

Is your rich client a diehard fan of a team that's up for sale? You can help him buy it. Like any investment, the decision…

Pinnacle Wealth buys exempt market rival

Pinnacle Wealth Brokers has announced the acquisition of Global Exempt Market Solutions, its closest competitor in the exempt market.

  • By: Staff
  • November 22, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 13:08

Back-to-back annuities make a comeback

Annuities, those age-old stalwarts of longevity planning, have been popping up on the investment radar with some gusto recently, propelled by recent financial terrors and…

The IPP conundrum

Savvy advisors have taken the time to understand Individual Pension Plans, seeing them as a value-added service for existing and prospective clients recognizing they may…

Investing in art

Your client's finally bought his dream home. Next stop: the art market.

The new kid

Recently recognized asset class provides social and financial returns - It was only last year the phrase impact investing was first used to distinguish investments…

  • By: May Jeong
  • October 1, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 09:46

Back to the land: Investing in real estate

Real estate can do more than keep the rain off your client. It can form a solid foundation in an income portfolio, shelter your client…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2011 August 23, 2018
  • 10:13

Commercial mortgage fund built on yield

In the years after the ABCP fiasco, the managers of the ACM Commercial Mortgage Fund were able to make some “incredible deals” while their competition…

How to position real estate in the portfolio

Introducing a new asset class to the mix takes some finesse to avoid overwhelming investors with too many products. It also requires some “know how”…

Arrow launches a new income fund

Arrow Capital Management has announced the launch of the Raven Rock Income Fund, advised by an investment team led by Nate Brown, Guy Caplan and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:15

Use property as an inflation shelter

For investors, finding an investment that keeps up with inflation is serious business: the cost of living just keeps rising. An investment that captures the…

BluMont launches global infrastructure fund

BluMont Capital Corporation has launched the Exemplar Global Infrastructure Fund, managed by Capital Innovations, LLC of Wisconsin.

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 12:34

Seeking yield? Think real estate

To paint both the residential and commercial real estate sectors with the same brush would cause advisors to overlook the unique benefits offered by commercial…

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