Segregated funds are mutual funds with embedded derivatives or insurance policies. For instance, a segregated fund may be a mutual fund that is similar to most other mutual funds except that they will guarantee 75% of your initial investment provided that you do not collect your money for 10 years.
What is Private Debt? Think Private Equity, but in debt instruments. Private Debt invests in privately placed bonds that are closely negotiated between the bond issuer and purchaser. Debt structures are often highly tailored to the needs of the issuer. Due to this closed negotiation process, private debt investors often can "peek under
This is written from the perspective from a previous Canadian bank employee, but the ESPP is a popular form of compensation across various jurisdictions Many companies have employee share purchase plans (ESPP) where purchases of the company’s stock by employees will be matched to a certain amount - usually as a
The Mutual Fund Conversation Living in a city with a high cost of living makes it difficult to save money. Eventually, most young professionals start earning more as they move up in their career progression or become more responsible for spending/stop living paycheque by paycheque and start investing to grow their
What is a Dividend Reinvestment Plan/Program (DRIP)? A dividend reinvestment plan (“DRIP”) is where a dividend paying company allows shareholders to opt for receiving in-kind dividends instead of cash (receiving dividends in the form of additional shares). For DRIPs that are administered out of treasury shares (the company issues new stock instead
For the purposes of our investing section, we look at stocks from an academic1 and a value investing perspective. In our industry and career sections, we look at stocks based on how market participants approach stocks. This distinction may explain any differences in philosophy or voice within the website. This post
Over family dinners and drinks with friends and friends of friends, the conversation usually steers towards investment advice. "My investment banker at TD tells me that I should buy the Canadian Balanced Fund. Do you think this a good idea? Do you know Alvin?" I have come to realize that very intelligent
Top Weekly TSX Gainers (Week of September 15, 2017) Empire Company Ltd (TSX:EMPa, Chg:24.3%) Industry: Consumer & Retail EMP.A has consistently underperformed the Canadian grocer comp since the messy $5.8bn takeover of Safeway Canada. Sobey’s SAP software led to technical integration hurdles and frustrated employees. Logistic problems led to many out-of-stock products and