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Wanted: a substitute for the 60-40 portfolio

Alternatives, covered calls and broad diversification can all boost returns as bonds and stocks become more correlated

Focus on Mutual Funds Special Report

ETF flows slow in brutal April

Cryptoasset ETFs saw the largest outflows since the funds were created

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Canadian sustainable funds draw assets in slumping market

It was also another big quarter for product launches, a Morningstar report said

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CDIC deposit protection expands to include RESPs and RDSPs

The Crown corporation also introduced changes for deposits held in trust or placed through financial advisors

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 2, 2022 May 3, 2022
  • 14:41
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BMO Private Investment Counsel appoints new chief strategist

Brent Joyce has been hired as chief investment strategist and managing director of BPIC


Bond managers buying back into duration for yield 

One bond manager says there is more downside risk in stocks than in bonds

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Single list of Canadian ESG funds coming this year

The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee has released a draft identification framework for ESG funds that will be operational before the end of 2022

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How war in Ukraine is affecting ETF investing

Clean energy, agriculture and cybersecurity are among the sectors to watch

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$4.8 billion in Canadian ETF net flows in March

Canadian ETFs concluded the first quarter of 2022 with $14 billion in flows


U.K. to regulate some cryptocurrencies

There are also plans to explore using crypto technology to issue U.K. government debt

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Emerging market banks face biggest stagflation risk

North American banks insulated, but securities firms could be hit by dropping equities values, Fitch says

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Thematic funds “exploded” in Canada last year

Longer-term performance and fund size remain challenges, a report from Morningstar says

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 15:34
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Net sales up for mutual funds but down for ETFs in February: IFIC

ETF assets were flat and mutual fund assets fell, according to IFIC's monthly report

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 23, 2022 March 23, 2022
  • 12:25
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Canada’s first green bond to be issued this week

The issuance fulfills a pledge from the 2021 federal budget

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022
  • 11:05
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The case for life annuities

Annuity returns can range from disappointing to surprising

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Help clients overcome bias toward life annuities

Clients may feel they’re leaving money on the table with annuities, but that’s often not the case

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Vanguard suspends purchases of Russian securities

The asset manager updated its previous position on Monday

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Asset-allocation ETFs have room to run

The $12.6 billion held in these ETFs represented only 3.7% of Canadian assets as of January


New investment product roundup

New funds target Canadian banks, U.S. tech behemoths, green property and renewable infrastructure

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
  • 13:13
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More firms remove Russian securities

NEI Investments announces divestment, while more indexes remove Russian listings

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ETFs have another strong month

Canadian equities funds made a comeback amid rising inflation and geopolitics, National Bank said

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 3, 2022 March 8, 2022
  • 13:56
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Canadian asset managers pledge Russian divestment

Russia constitutes about 3% of MSCI's emerging markets benchmark

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New investment product roundup

Target-date retirement ETFs, a floating-rate debt fund and a diversified income ETF are among the recently announced products

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 28, 2022 February 28, 2022
  • 14:44
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Evermore Capital launches target-date retirement ETFs

The asset allocation of the new products gradually becomes more conservative as the investor approaches retirement

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 23, 2022 February 23, 2022
  • 15:07
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New recent investment products

Carbon emissions allowance futures, banks' fixed income securities and sustainable short-term corporates are among the recently announced funds

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 14, 2022 February 14, 2022
  • 15:47