The Quarterly Focus – Q4 2022

The following is an excerpt from the quarterly newsletter distributed to clients. 2022: A year to remember, and for some, to forget It may come as a surprise to some (especially those who don’t follow the financial markets), but 2022 will go down in history as one of the worst years on record for most […]

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Quarterly Focus – Q3 2022

The following is an excerpt from the quarterly newsletter distributed to clients. 2022: How diversified are you?   Jason Zweig, investment guru and writer of the Wall Street Journal’s “The Intelligent Investor” column, recently wrote about the reality facing many investors so far in 2022 (see Figure 1). The rest of the article goes on […]

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Quarterly Focus – Q2 2022

The following is an excerpt from the quarterly newsletter distributed to clients. Grin and “Bear” It – Finding Opportunity in a Volatile Market Global markets resumed their slide during the second quarter of 2022 as consternation over inflation, rising interest rates, and the possibility of a potential recession weighed on investor sentiment. Notably, the S&P […]

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Three Ways to Cure Your “Tax Hangover”

Our succinct perspective on key investment and wealth-related issues. As Canadians, we associate springtime with longer days, warmer weather, playoff hockey… and tax season. It’s not surprising that many have an aversion to thinking about the latter: wealthy Canadians pay among the highest levels of personal income tax in the world.  In fact, as you […]

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Quarterly Focus – Q1 2022

The following is an excerpt from the quarterly newsletter distributed to clients. Preparing for Unknown-Unknowns Thoughtful investors are always attuned to potential risks. Heading into 2022, the attention of market participants and media pundits was trained on the following: Would the Omicron wave trigger an economic slowdown? Would surging inflation prove to be a transitory […]

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Three risks to your portfolio in 2022…And what to do about them

Our succinct perspective on key investment and wealth-related issues. Following a munificent 2021 in markets, investors could be forgiven for feeling a little complacent. After all, most assets in their portfolios delivered sizable gains last year, propelled by a heady mix of earnings growth, low interest rates, unprecedented central bank stimulus, and a liquidity-fueled appetite […]

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Quarterly Focus – Q4 2021

The following is an excerpt from the quarterly newsletter distributed to clients. Rewarding 2021 –  Prospects for 2022 Stock markets posted strong returns during the fourth quarter, capping off a very good 2021 for most investment assets. Globally, the S&P500 once again led the way in Q4, gaining 11%, while in Canada, the S&P/TSX rose […]

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Hiring: Investment Operations Manager

Investment Operations Manager Focus is seeking an Investment Operations Manager to join our team. The incumbent will work across our investment operations functions, including compliance, investment fund operations, and risk mitigation. The individual will report to the Investment Operations leader, Stephen Joakim. The opportunity: Liaise with various firm leaders to provide investment operations and compliance […]

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