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Catherine Heath

How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

  • March 18, 2021 April 24, 2021
  • 09:00
  • 2021-03-18

The green shoots of Canada’s green bond market

Canada’s green bond market has been growing, but investors would benefit from digging a little deeper to ensure what they’re buying is in fact green…

  • August 19, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 09:08

Managing fixed income liquidity issues caused by the coronavirus crash

When the coronavirus prompted a collapse in both economic activity and equity markets in March, it put an end to the longest bull market in…

  • April 16, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:25

Are negative rates coming to Canada?

There has been a lot of buzz about negative interest rates lately, as the idea that you would have to pay governments to borrow your…

  • January 23, 2020 December 13, 2020
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Colin Ripsman

Institutional investing in 2021: looking towards the future

Last year offered up one of most tempestuous investment environments in recent memory, and this year looks to be equally dynamic. It will be increasingly…

  • January 4, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:23
  • 2021-01-04

Institutional investing in 2020: a year in review

We won’t soon forget 2020. This tumultuous year was characterized by a global pandemic, lockdowns around the world, spiking unemployment levels and business failures. Increasing…

  • December 16, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 09:33

Investment strategies for frozen DB plans

\Over the course of the last 15 years we have seen an increase in the number of frozen corporate defined benefit plans in Canada. Frozen…

  • April 1, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 08:32

Setting a prudent asset mix policy for an aboriginal trust

Over the last few years we have seen numerous First Nations’ settlements with the government. The amounts of these settlements are typically large and can,…

  • February 13, 2019 January 12, 2021
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Andy Rothman

Biden and China: Building back better?

Biden and China: Building back better?

Putting U.S.–China relations back on a constructive path will be one of the top foreign policy challenges facing the Biden administration in 2021. I expect…

  • December 31, 2020 February 5, 2021
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  • 2020-12-31

Four trends to watch in China through the recovery

In China, keeping the novel coronavirus under control is key to maintaining the economic recovery, and there are reasons to be optimistic, despite a breakdown…

  • September 8, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:37

Is China’s economic recovery sustainable?

China’s V-shaped economic recovery continued for a fourth consecutive month in June, led by strong domestic demand. And if the novel coronavirus remains under control,…

  • August 12, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:31

China is on the road to recovery

China’s economy was the first to suffer the consequences of fighting the novel coronavirus and is the first on the road to recovery. If it…

  • May 6, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Canadian Investment Review Experts

Tracey McVicar

Coronavirus to reshape mid-market private equity dynamics in year ahead

The year 2020 tested the mettle of entrepreneurs and small business owners like none other in recent history. And private equity firms operating in the…

  • December 31, 2020 May 4, 2021
  • 11:21
  • 2020-12-31

Coronavirus: a true test of partnership for private equity firms

As the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the way businesses operate, investors around the world have been able follow daily market gyrations in real time to…

  • June 29, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:37
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Edward Truant

Why capital deployment is key in commercial litigation finance investing

Why capital deployment is key in commercial litigation finance investing

In many private equity asset classes, managers typically deploy most of their capital in a particular investment on day one. While they may increase or…

  • December 22, 2020 February 5, 2021
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  • 2020-12-22

Is the time right for pension funds to consider litigation finance?

In the early days of litigation finance, most fund managers sold a concept and their own capabilities, but not much else. And risky strategies attracted…

  • June 19, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Commercial litigation finance demand fuelled by coronavirus

In legal circles, it has always been thought that crises breed litigation. And while that appears to be the case in the current crisis, it…

  • May 28, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Exploring the impact of coronavirus on commercial litigation finance investments

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The above quote from Charles Dickens aptly describes the current environment for the…

  • April 14, 2020 December 13, 2020
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