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Thrill ride or smooth path?

In investing, it is also alluring to dive right in and try a stock picking approach that seems to work well for others.

December 18, 2014 3 Mins
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Oligarchs, despots, and soccer moms: Reflections on the price of oil (part 2)

Last week, we weighed in on the recent drop in the price of oil. We likened the move to a rock thrown into a pond and cautioned against reaching for the falling knife.

December 11, 2014 8 Mins
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Don't try to catch a falling knife: Reflections on the current price of oil (part 1)

The price of oil has fallen precipitously in recent months. WTI now trades at around $67 per barrel, a far cry from the $100 level attained this past summer.

December 5, 2014 5 Mins
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Lesson of 1909

Last week was a productive one for diplomats. Not only did the U.S. and China sign a landmark climate change accord, the two mega-powers also established military guidelines to govern the contested waters off China and agreed to reduce technology tariffs.

November 19, 2014 3 Mins
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Looking beyond borders: Why Europe isn't dead

I recently had a discussion with a client that had just returned from a European vacation. He shared stories about the interesting food, culture, and architecture. But he also offered a warning… “The economy in Europe is dead.”

October 30, 2014 3 Mins
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Frogs in the pot

A few weeks ago I attended a lunch with Jean-Claude Trichet. As one might expect from the former head of the European Central Bank, Trichet spoke at length on the economy, quantitative easing and monetary policy.

October 10, 2014 6 Mins
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Negative interest rates in an unprecedented time | EP51

This episode, our CIO Paul Moroz considers the potential themes and catalysts that are driving negative interest rates, what that may mean for investors, and whether those signal a new, longer term paradigm shift.

January 22, 2020 32 Mins
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Quarterly update | Q4 2019 | EP50

Featuring insights from the fourth quarter from Balanced and Global Balanced Fund co-manager and Asset Mix Chair, Greg Peterson.

January 15, 2020 19 Mins
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian equity portfolio | EP49

Director of Research and Canadian equity lead manager, Vijay Viswanathan, discusses risks and opportunities in Canada, the cannabis industry’s value chain, and potential transformations to the food retailer business model.

December 4, 2019 27 Mins
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Technical debt | EP48

This episode, we interview our Head of Information Security and Infrastructure, Dwight Pratt, and Equity Analyst, Karan Phadke, on the ramifications of technical debt to businesses and investors.

November 20, 2019 33 Mins
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s emerging markets equity portfolio | EP47

Lead portfolio manager, Peter Lampert, discusses the current environment for emerging markets and what opportunities and challenges we’re seeing for the portfolio.

November 6, 2019 24 Mins
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Sustainable Development Goals: What they are and how Canada measures up | EP46

Vice President of the Community Foundations of Canada, JP Bervoets, explains the UN’s sustainable development goals—and how individuals and corporations can get on board to make a difference.

October 16, 2019 21 Mins

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