Preferred Shares Immune to the Volatility Arising From the Changeover in U.S. Administration

The Canadian preferred share market started 2017 with a bang, outperforming investment grade bonds, common stocks and even junk bonds by a significant margin. Unlike other securities, preferred shares were immune to the volatility arising from the changeover in the U.S. administration. In part, the strong performance of preferred shares reflected investors’ ongoing search for…

Canadian Preferred Share Market Moves Sharply Higher In December

The Canadian preferred share market moved sharply higher in December as large scale buying of preferred share Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) pushed the prices of individual issues upward. A lack of new issues contributed to the market’s strength. As well, in contrast with recent years, there was relatively little tax-loss selling in December. Rate reset…

State of the Global Economy

By: David Lafferty, Gregory Hadjian, Philippe Waechter Global growth sputtered along at about 3% for 2016. After another year of disappointing economic expansion, could there be a catalyst in 2017? Are tax cut and infrastructure spending promises made by U.S. President Donald Trump enough to jump-start the global economy? Could stabilizing commodity prices propel emerging markets?…

Advisor Atlas: Republicans and Trump in the New Administration

SUSAN R. OLSON Vice President of Government Relations Natixis Global Asset Management — U.S. Distribution As President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress take office, they bring the potential to generate dynamic change in many areas of the financial services industry and markets more broadly. These areas include business regulation, tax policy, and trade policy –…

Welcome to the White House: Unpacking Trumponomics

DAVID LAFFERTY, CFA® Senior Vice President and Chief Market Strategist Natixis Global Asset Management — U.S. Distribution The electoral votes have been counted. Congress has certified. Cabinet members have been nominated and are being confirmed. The inaugural parade made its way to the White House. The Trump Train has arrived. Change is what happens over…

Seven Strategies for 2017

DAVID GOODSELL Executive Director of the Durable Portfolio Construction Research Center Natixis Global Asset Management – U.S. Distribution How do you face up to the challenges? Our research into the markets, investors, and portfolios has uncovered seven unique strategies that if properly implemented could help to better position financial professionals to take on this new era…

New Technologies Creating an Era of Disruption

By: Janet Sung Frequently disruptive, creative change will always be a key factor to reckon with in the telemedia industry, as long as telemedia remains as vital as it is today. It’s part of the combined cable, telecom and media sectors’ dynamism – its DNA.