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CI merges funds

Toronto-based CI Investments Inc. has received unitholder approval to merge six mutual funds into other CI mutual funds. The announced mergers are: CI Global Managers…

Innovation at Fidelity

Toronto-based Fidelity Investments Canada ULC recently launched Fidelity Global Innovators Class. This mutual fund invests in innovative and disruptive companies around the world and across…

New risk at Fidelity

Toronto-based Fidelity Investments Canada ULC has changed the names and risk ratings of several of its mutual funds. Fidelity ClearPath 2005 Portfolio’s and Fidelity Global…

Counsel closes funds

Toronto-based Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. has announced the closure of several funds. Effective immediately, Counsel Canadian Value Class, Counsel Canadian Growth Class and Canadian All…

Horizons goes international

A new ETF focused on international developed markets is available from Toronto-based Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. Horizons Active Intl Developed Markets Equity ETF offers…

Five ETFs from RBCGAM

Toronto-based RBC Global Asset Management Inc. has launched five ETFs. Four of the ETFs have a fixed-income focus and are co-managed by Phillips Hager &…

Emerging markets show strength

A weakening greenback and stable commodities have resulted in strong earnings in the first half of the year

Using bond alternatives

Skinny bond returns have investors looking for alternatives among equities. But investors need to understand the inherent risks

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Evolve launches more ETFs

Toronto-based Evolve Funds Group Inc. has launched four ETFs. Evolve Global Healthcare Enhanced Yield ETF seeks to replicate the performance of the Solactive global health…

Sector Watch: European firms posting strong results

After years of struggling with sluggish growth and high unemployment, Europe is on the mend. The outlook for political stability is also improving, despite Brexit

The role of guarantees

Withdrawal rates that take guaranteed income into account help clients accept the impact of dips in their portfolio's value

Two new ETFs from Evolve

Toronto-based Evolve Funds Group Inc. has launched two ETFs. Evolve Automobile Innovation Index ETF aims to replicate the performance of the Solactive future cars index,…

More activity from Dynamic and BlackRock

Dynamic Funds, a division of 1832 Asset Management LP, and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd. have jointly introduced three actively managed ETFs. Both companies have…

Horizons takes a global look

A new ETF from Toronto-based Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is designed for investors seeking exposure to developed markets outside North America. Horizons Intl Developed…

BMO adds to its ETF roster

Toronto-based BMO Asset Management Inc. has added five ETFs to its product shelf. BMO Shiller Select U.S. Index ETF is the first ETF in Canada…

New funds from IA Clarington

Toronto-based IA Clarington Investment Inc. has launched three mutual funds aimed at income-seeking investors. IA Clarington Emerging Markets Bond Fund is meant to provide income…

Missing the mark

Be wary of products that offer a "pension plan" approach

Sector Watch: Eyes turn toward fixed-income

With the Bank of Canada steering policy based on an improving economy, domestic bond yields are rising. Still, fund managers are watchful for destabilizing events

RBC introduces seven ETFs

Toronto-based RBC Global Asset Management Inc. has added seven ETFs to its product lineup. Montreal-based State Street Global Advisors Ltd. will act as subadvisor for…

Two mutual funds from TD

Toronto-based TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) has added two mutual funds to its product lineup. TD U.S. Dividend Growth Fund seeks to provide income and…

Invesco looks to provide income

Toronto-based Invesco Canada Ltd. has launched two income-focused ETFs: PowerShares 1- to 10-Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF; and PowerShares REIT Income Index…

WisdomTree launches ETFs

Toronto-based WisdomTree Asset Management Canada Inc. has launched three ETFs. WisdomTree Canada Quality Dividend Growth Index ETF offers investors exposure to Canadian dividend-paying companies. This…

Evolve‘s niche ETFs

Toronto-based Evolve Funds Group Inc. has launched two niche ETFs focused on gender diversity and cybersecurity. Evolve North American Gender Diversity Index ETF is designed…

Retirees spending too little

This "consumption gap" may lead to a less satisfying retirement

No panacea, but useful

Studies on active share strategy's impact reveal no consensus