Factors to Consider When Choosing a Retirement Product

As you approach your retirement, you will find a range of different income options available that will allow you to draw on your retirement savings. The options range from flexible retirement plans, like Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF) – which allow you to withdraw any amount you want (subject to certain required minimums) – to fixed payment plans...

November is Financial Literacy Month

Can you believe we are into November already? This month is Canada's Financial Literacy Month (FLM), with the focus of: empowering Canadians to manage money and debt wisely; planning and saving for the future; and preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse. We are excited to join in the #FLM2015 conversation on our blog and social streams...

Webinar: Managing Expectations

In our webinar we discuss how an investment committee should manage expectations from the perspective of asset classes and manager relationships. We will: - Assess the accuracy of market predictions; - Determine whether or not it is possible to pick the best performing asset class; and - Discuss why you need to expect different results from different...

Third Quarter 2015 Review

Canadian Equities Canadian equities suffered a loss of 7.9% over the quarter. This was largely due to concerns about the global economy. Of particular importance to Canada were concerns over the Chinese economy and how that would affect demand for Canadian commodities. This led to a sharp decline in commodity prices, which meant large declines in the energy...


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Second Quarter 2015 Review

Canadian Equity The Canadian stock market, represented by the S&P/TSX Composite, was down 1.6% in the second quarter of 2015. The two worst performing sectors were the industrials (-9.5%) and utilities (-7.7%) sectors. The industrials sector was negatively impacted by the weak performing transportation sub-sector due to the rising price of oil. The...