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Low Volatility Investing: Theory and Empirical Evidence

The last decade has seen a proliferation of low volatility equity strategies, with nearly $10B invested in these strategies in Canada alone as of December…

Market Update – May 2017

In our May Market Update, Candice Bangsund, Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Fiera Capital, reflects on the French elections’ first round results and…

Market Update – April 2017

The reflationary trade proved resilient in March, even as doubts regarding President Trump’s ability to implement his fiscal agenda arose after the vote to…

Specialists in emerging markets

Emerging market equities began to recover in 2016, following 5 poor years.

Market Update – March 2017

In February, financial market volatility remained extremely subdued and global equities continued their march higher, even despite the clouded political…

Market Update – February 2017

In January, investors gauged the recent wave of healthy economic and corporate earnings results, which was at odds with ongoing unease regarding which of…

Market Update – January 2017

Financial markets ended 2016 on a bright note, especially in light of several economic and political surprises that rattled the markets throughout the year…

Market Update – December 2016

Following the surprise US election results in early-November, a sense of calm has returned to the marketplace amid expectations that president-elect Trump’s…

Quebec Regulation Ushers in a New Era for Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Pension Solutions

After months of suspense, the final details of the new funding requirements for private-sector pension plans registered in Quebec are now known.

Are We Back to the Good Old Days?

It appears a new trend has hit the country: Changes in pension funding legislation.