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Not boring finds for august 2019

(Not) boring finds for August 2019

On the docket this August is another memo from Howard Marks; a guide on the recent yield curve inversion; Jim O’Shaughnessy on the challenges but potential upsides of active investing; and the reminder that investors have more of a time...

August 28, 2019 2 Mins
making a difference impact investing EP42

Making a difference: Impact investing | EP42

Calgary Foundation Board and Impact Investing Committee Chair, Bob Gibson, and Director, Investments, Lauren Frosst, discuss the Foundation’s definition of impact investing, why the foundation became involved, and how they got started.

August 21, 2019 46 Mins
Story telling is for bedtime

Storytelling is for bedtime: How we produce evidence-based research

We believe that clear communication of ideas and analysis contributes to sound decision-making.

August 14, 2019 5 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers international equity portfolio EP41

Playing the plan: Mawer’s international equity portfolio | EP41

Lead portfolio manager, David Ragan, discusses some big picture risks (Brexit and U.S.-China trade wars) and then dives deep into the investment thesis behind LVMH and Bunzl.

August 7, 2019 23 Mins
Not boring finds for July 2019

(Not) boring finds for July 2019

Piquing our interest this month: why companies seem to be undervalued in Japan; what to do in a falling stock market; how chess computers have developed over time; and some investing wisdom from Wall Street personal finance columnist, Jason Zweig.

July 31, 2019 2 Mins
Lessons from 33 years of investing EP40

Lessons from 33 years of investing | EP40

Investing legend Martin Ferguson, pioneer of the award winning Mawer Canadian small cap strategy, shares the lessons he learned over his 33 year career.

July 24, 2019 40 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers Canadian equity portfolio EP57

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian equity portfolio | EP57

What we’re doing to mitigate potential sharp edges in the portfolio, as well as position for medium and long-term risks and opportunities.

March 25, 2020 22 Mins
Mawer market update March 20 2020 EP56

Mawer market update March 20, 2020 | EP56

Fractals, raining money, and making decisions under uncertainty. CIO Paul Moroz continues the discussion of the current economic environment.A transcript of this episode is available below, modified for a more enjoyable reading experience.

March 20, 2020 22 Mins
Mawer market update March 2020 EP55

Mawer market update March 2020 | EP55

CIO Paul Moroz discusses our strategy and thoughts during this time of significant market volatility.

March 13, 2020 19 Mins
The reverse roadshow EP54

The reverse roadshow | EP54

Why our team locks themselves in a room for a week to speak with over 30 management teams.

March 11, 2020 37 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers international equity portfolio EP53

Playing the plan: Mawer's international equity portfolio | EP53

Lead portfolio manager, David Ragan, on how the team strategizes in the wake of a market shake-up (e.g., coronavirus). Also included: updates on HFDC, Seven & i, and Aon.

March 4, 2020 31 Mins
EP52 GEF Playing the plan

Playing the plan: Mawer’s global equity portfolio | EP52

CIO Paul Moroz discusses how we’ve approach building resilient global portfolios over the years, the new “Cold War” between China and the U.S. and its wider reaching impact, and how “the real money’s in the holding.”

February 5, 2020 29 Mins

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