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Global Investment Outlook 2019

FROM THE GLOBAL CIO OFFICE By Candice Bangsund, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation.

Study on the Role of Municipal Bonds in a Canadian Institutional Bond Portfolio

Download our study on the role of municipal bonds in a Canadian institutional bond portfolio.

2018 Midterm Elections: Divided Congress

Read our commentary about the results of the 2018 midterm elections.

Risk Factor Investing: Insights for Portfolio Construction

Optimal portfolio management begins with strategic asset allocation.

Market Update - November 2018

Volatility reasserted itself as the environment of rising interest rates and trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies roiled the marketplace.

Market Update - October 2018

In September, appetite for risk resurfaced even in the wake of a tumultuous geopolitical backdrop. 

Market Update - September 2018

Investors had plenty to contemplate in the last few weeks, including contagion risks stemming from the turmoil in Turkey and Argentina and a highly contentious…

Market Update - August 2018

The third quarter got off to a decent start, with risky assets thriving in the environment of robust global growth and healthy corporate earnings.

Brick and Mortgage: The How and Why of Investing in Commercial Mortgage Debt

Commercial mortgages as an investment can offer higher yields, lower volatility and lower duration than traditional fixed income.

Market Update - July 2018

In June, investors attempted to reconcile some encouraging signs of global economic strength with heightened trade tensions and some hawkish undertones from…

Market Update - June 2018

Investors remained on edge in May amid political upheaval in Europe and escalating trade tensions, which remained at odds with a constructive global…

Global Financial Forecast 2018-2025

Are inflation fears and rising rates paving the way for a recession?

Emerging Markets and the Return of Volatility

The resurgence in volatility over the course of the last few months has created an opportunity to acquire Emerging Market companies with a sustainable…

In the Middle Lies Opportunity: The Case for Mid Caps

Despite their attractive risk and return characteristics, U.S. mid cap stocks are frequently overlooked by equity investors.

The appeal of mid-market infrastructure investing

What are the benefits of mid-market infrastructure investing? More in this new piece by Fiera Infrastructure.

The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Canadian Equity Team explains the importance of capital preservation.

Market Update - May 2018

After a tumultuous start to the year, a sense of normalcy returned to the marketplace in April.

Invest Green… A Closer Look at Infrastructure Debt Investments

Infrastructure debt: How can it help you to invest Green?

Market Update - April 2018

Investors had plenty to contemplate in March, including some worrisome signs of a peak in global growth, further progress towards monetary policy…

Trade War or Political Noise?

Our expectations for the market in this bulletin on trade protectionism by Candice Bangsund, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global CIO Office.

African Re-awakening

Sharat Dua, Portfolio Manager for Fiera Capital's European Division, shares his outlook on key African economies.

Market Update - March 2018

After an exuberant start to the new year and an extended period of market calm, volatility reasserted itself last month.

The Art and Science of Investing in Farmland

This short piece provides context for investors who are considering an allocation to agricultural investments.

A Sentiment-Driven Market Correction

The Fiera Capital Global CIO Office breaks down this week’s volatile markets into What, Why and What’s Next.

Market Update - February 2018