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Institutional hedge fund investors demand transparency

Investors are demanding hedge fund managers increase their due diligence and transparency measures.

  • By: Staff
  • May 22, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 13:28

Hedge funds as “guardian angels”

Hedge funds have been unfairly getting a bad rap, according to research by the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 12:33

Place bets on racehorse investing

The returns from buying racehorses come primarily from the thrill of winning. It’s an investment driven by passion; with profit an occasional by-product.

Horizons launches hedge fund index ETF

Horizons Exchange Traded Funds has announced the launch of the Horizons Morningstar Hedge Fund Index ETF, which will provide investors with hedge fund-type exposure for…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2012 September 6, 2018
  • 10:36

Cleantech sectors register double-digit growth while TSX falters

While the S&P 500 rose by a paltry 2.11% in 2011 (and the S&P/TSX 60 fell by 9.08%), these green sectors achieved double digit growth:…

Antique violins a sound investment

Antique musical instruments can play a role in a wealthy investor’s portfolio.

Exempt markets deliver results

Alternative investments are becoming viable in a low-yield environment

Wilson named lead on Sprott Opportunities Funds

Sprott Asset Management has name John Wilson as lead portfolio manager for Sprott Opportunities Hedge LP and Sprott Opportunities RSP Fund, effective immediately.

  • By: Staff
  • February 27, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 10:41

Chilton takes a swipe at reverse mortgages

The list of detractors of reverse mortgage has another name added to it: David Chilton, otherwise known as ‘the wealthy barber’, after the title of…

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