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In an uncertain economy, managers look to alternative data

Unconventional sources are becoming more important


Purpose revises ESG disclosures amid greater regulatory scrutiny

The firm updated marketing information published prior to the emergence of ESG guidance

Why investors should look beyond macro

Outlook for stocks is nuanced but "definitely not all bad," PM says

Securities and Exchange trending up

Canadian investors shy away from foreign stocks

Outflows from foreign securities hit $16.2 billion in January, StatsCan reported


Pressure on financial system means more volatility ahead

Strategists take a defensive portfolio stance

  • By: Staff
  • March 16, 2023 March 16, 2023
  • 15:39
Three white eggs in the straw nest

Ontario Teachers’ post 4% annual return as private assets provide boost

Recent portfolio changes addressed the challenges presented by high inflation, managers said

Federal Reserve Building

Fed criticized for missing red flags before bank collapse

SVB was highly susceptible to depositors quickly withdrawing their money at the first sign of trouble

Business and financial district in a city with pillars

U.S. banking crisis averted, but challenges remain

Regulators prevented bank runs in wake of SVB, but rating agencies say funding and liquidity problems persist

House bubble

Canada’s smaller banks face higher credit risks: DBRS

Less diversified, riskier loan portfolios leave banks more vulnerable to downturn

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Popularity of corporate-class funds wanes

Changes in the market environment have made the structure less tenable six years after legislation removed a main tax advantage

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Canadian commercial real estate investment could reach high of $59B in 2023: CBRE

Spaces that help attract workers back to the office will be a priority in 2023

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U.S. loan defaults set to rise: Fitch

The tech sector is driving the increase

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Pension fund manager OMERS earned 4.2% return for 2022

Private investments buoyed the Ontario municipal employee fund

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Global tightening to challenge bond markets: Fitch

Central banks' pivot could test markets' resilience

Electric car charging

Investors flocking to energy transition, TSX Venture 50 list shows

Lithium, hydrogen and solar power companies were among last year's top performers

Securities and Exchange trending up

A favourable environment for Canadian equities

Energy and financials offer opportunities, PM says

Gas flaring. Torch against the sky.

Prices up, volume down in carbon markets

Trading activity fell in 2022, but the cost of emissions kept rising, Refinitiv reports

  • By: Staff
  • February 14, 2023 February 14, 2023
  • 16:45
Bond indices

Defaults rising in U.S. high-yield market: Fitch

Already up, defaults are expected to reach historic norms in 2023

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Focus on fundamentals, not the Fed

U.S. equities manager shares his outlook

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Investors anticipate equity issuance revival

Goldman Sachs' annual survey finds investors optimistic about IPO activity

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2023 February 13, 2023
  • 16:01
angry mob

Social risks can materialize as corporate credit risks, research finds

Protests due to economic stress can spill over to companies' credit quality and ratings, Moody's says

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Flight from alt funds could attract regulators’ attention

Elevated redemptions from illiquid funds highlight possible suitability risks, Fitch says

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How to invest for the bond rebound

Short-term corporates offer opportunities, PM says

Canadian dollar. Up.

Canadian dollar outlook for 2023 uncertain as rate hikes wane: experts

The loonie's performance is highly contingent on external developments