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Insights

November 07, 2017 - Articles
Have you ever wondered how your investment portfolios are constructed? What if we told you that constructing a portfolio is similar to building your dream home?
October 27, 2017 - Articles
We believe in the power of design and evolution. The Counsel Balanced Portfolio has undergone significant changes over the years as the investment landscape has evolved.
October 26, 2017 - Articles
The Portfolio Management Team increased the currency hedge position on the U.S. dollar exposure for Counsel Retirement Income Portfolio to 90% from 65% effective October 20, 2017.
October 18, 2017 - Audiocasts
Stu Kedwell weighs in on recent difficulties in the Canadian market.
October 18, 2017 - Audiocasts
Brandon Geisler, Portfolio Manager at Marsico Capital Management gives Marsico’s perspective on investing in this environment of high U.S. valuations and low volatility.
October 18, 2017 - Audiocasts
Donie O’Brien discusses what he believes to be the current drivers of risk in the marketplace and Irish Life’s approach to managing risk.
October 04, 2017 - Articles
When you invest in a mutual fund that buys stocks and bonds outside of Canada, you take on a currency risk. We manage this risk with an active approach to currency hedging.
September 20, 2017 - Articles
We asked our global real estate manager, Timbercreek Asset Management, for their view on interest rate increases in Canada and the impact on the real estate market. Here’s what they had to say:
August 16, 2017 - Articles
The antagonistic exchange between the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. has caused volatility to rise. We believe it’s important to stay above the noise at times like this. Find out why.
July 11, 2017 - Audiocasts
Virginia Au, Vice President, and Portfolio Manager at Invesco Capital talks about concerns around a correction in the market, which sectors they are finding opportunities in.
July 11, 2017 - Audiocasts
Steve Locke, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Head of Team at Mackenzie Investments offers his views on the Bank of Canada's rate decisions, and how these will impact us.
July 11, 2017 - Audiocasts
Mel Mariampillai, Portfolio Manager at Sionna Investment Managers discusses the challenges we're seeing in Canada, whether things are likely to improve, the impact of interest rates.
June 12, 2017 - Videos
There are several reasons why people may choose a Canadian-centric portfolio: currency risk, preferential dividend tax treatment, and familiarity-bias rank among the top.
June 06, 2017 - Articles
It comes as no surprise that many investors – regardless of where they live – tend to tilt their portfolios towards their home countries. It’s a sentiment referred to as the ‘home-bias’.
April 16, 2017 - Thought Leadership
We’ve all heard of the term “work-life balance” but how does that concept apply to investing? Instead of a choice between work and leisure, investment balance is based on a mix of risk and return.
April 12, 2017 - Audiocasts
David Picton discusses the momentum we’re seeing in Canada, what Trump might mean for us Canadians, and shares his concerns about the markets.
April 12, 2017 - Audiocasts
Tim Rudderow, President at Mount Lucas Management talks about rising rates, the energy sector, and whether high valuations are a cause for concern.
April 12, 2017 - Audiocasts
Roger Edgley offers his perspective on where people might look for opportunities, concerns around the market crashing, and the effect of Trump on small caps.
April 09, 2017 - Commentaries
Each quarter Counsel's Chief Investment Officer, Corrado Tiralongo, provides his perspective on what happened in the markets over the quarter, and how our portfolios are positioned.
February 08, 2017 - Thought Leadership
What is a good batting average when choosing the right investment manager? Is the batting average score enough to make a decision? Find out more about this oft-mentioned statistic.
January 12, 2017 - Thought Leadership
The process of hiring a portfolio manager goes beyond just evaluating quantitative measures. While performance is an important factor, it is a lagging indicator at best.
January 01, 2017 - Videos
Donie O’Brien discusses how our Retirement Portfolio strategy performed in 2016 and the outlook ahead.
November 01, 2016 - Videos
Jim Hall looks back on the markets over the past year, shares his predictions for 2017 and explains why it's important to create a portfolio strategy that is resilient enough to weather uncertainties.
November 01, 2016 - Videos
Tom Marsico discusses how he thinks Trump’s policies could affect Canada and the current opportunities he sees for U.S. Growth equities.
November 01, 2016 - Videos
Tom Marsico shares his views on Trump and how he believes the President's policies will impact the investing and business environment in the U.S.
July 06, 2016 - Videos
Peter Chin talks about Lincluden's investment process, their unique approach to dividend investing, and their proprietary risk management framework.
July 06, 2016 - Videos
Phil Evans talks about Lincluden's history, investment philosophy, and breadth and depth of their team.
January 01, 2016 - Videos
Anthony MacGuinness explains how the Counsel Global Low Volatility Equity strategy works to reduce the impact of down markets on the Counsel Retirement Portfolios.
January 01, 2016 - Videos
You face significant challenges when planning for your retirement, Counsel Retirement Portfolios are designed specifically to reduce the impact of market declines and offer long-term growth.
January 01, 2016 - Videos
Anthony MacGuinness explains how the global low volatility strategy and the defensive global equity strategy work to protect and grow retirement savings in the Counsel Retirement Portfolios.
January 01, 2016 - Videos
Anthony MacGuinness explains how the Counsel Defensive Global Equity component of the Counsel Retirement Portfolios works to reduce the impact of persistent declines in the market.
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