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Enhancing portfolio outcomes through an unconstrained credit solution

Brian Carney, CIM, Portfolio Manager, Canadian Small Cap Equity, U.S. Mid Cap Equity

Kevin Minas, CFA, MBA, CAIA, Institutional Portfolio Manager

 

Decades of falling yields provided a tailwind for fixed income returns, but rising yields the past few years proved a nasty reality check for traditional fixed income investors. A strategic allocation to an unconstrained global credit strategy targets attractive risk-adjusted returns by dynamically managing credit risk and interest rate risk throughout the investment cycle.

March 2024 

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Unconstrained global credit: a dynamic approach to fixed income investing

Brian Carney, CIM, Portfolio Manager, Canadian Small Cap Equity, U.S. Mid Cap Equity

Kevin Minas, CFA, MBA, CAIA, Institutional Portfolio Manager


This paper covers what an unconstrained credit strategy is, its key benefits, and how investors can incorporate it into a well diversified portfolio.

March 2024

 

 

A Case for Investing in US Mid Caps

A Case for Investing in U.S. Mid Caps

Jeff Mo, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Canadian Small Cap Equity, U.S. Mid Cap Equity

Kevin Minas, CFA, MBA, CAIA, Institutional Portfolio Manager

The U.S. equity market is the largest and deepest in the world. As such, it has been analyzed in many ways to determine the optimal means of gaining exposure.

January 2024

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Rising Debt and its Potential Consequences: Canada’s New Normal?

Crista Caughlin, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Kevin Minas, CFA, MBA, CAIA, Institutional Portfolio Manager

We need to understand where we are in the debt super cycle to inform our investment decision making.

May 2023

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Artificial Intelligence: The Return of The Centaurs

Justin Anderson, CFA, MSc, Equity Analyst,

Kevin Minas, CFA, MBA, CAIA, Institutional Portfolio Manager

Recent AI breakthroughs are underscoring the power of the centaur model—humans + machines—creating something more potent than either model operating independently.

May 2023

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The Case for Non-Predictive Decision Making

Rob Campbell, Institutional Portfolio Manager

In our view, market participants systematically underestimate the importance of vulnerabilities while correspondingly overestimating the importance of triggers. Why?

April 2023

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How to Make (Good) Decisions

Paul Moroz, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

The goal of this paper is multi-purpose. First and foremost is to elevate the consideration of decision making itself. Second, recognizing that the core product of many organizations is decisions, leaders may choose very different paths in determining how they are made. Our epistemic belief is that the environment in which an organization operates plays an outsized role in the quality of the decisions made. Third, we aim to inspire thought with regards to ideas and processes that lead to better decisions; ones that can be applied to business and life, just as much as investing.

June 2022

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The Past, Present, and Future of Inflation

Samir Taghiyev, Portfolio Manager, Canadian Small Cap Equity

What can we learn from past inflationary cycles? What are the main drivers of inflation today? And as investors, what should we do as the world continues to evolve?

February 2022

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What Dreams May Come: Bitcoin a Revolutionary Technology or Passing Fad?

Justin Anderson, Equity Analyst

Understanding how Bitcoin works is critical for assembling the mental toolkit that will allow us to comprehend the more general role of blockchains—i.e., the role they may have in ushering in that lofty vision that reaches beyond a mere trustless currency/asset.

June 2021

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How Mawer Thinks About Capacity: Global Equity Case Study

Mawer Global Research

In this piece, we’ll describe our framework for managing capacity, both for individual strategies and across our investment platform; we’ll summarize the measures we’ve taken historically to preserve our ability to add value for our existing clients; and, we’ll use our global equity strategy as a case study for how we’re evaluating capacity today.

April 2021

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On Modern Monetary Theory

Paul Moroz, CFA, Chief Investment Officer

We explore the evolution of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the notable economic ideas on which it is based. We highlight some criticisms and discuss implications of MMT for economic policy and financial markets. The purpose of this paper is less focused on opining whether MMT is fundamentally sound, but rather aimed at understanding MMT's development and how the ground may shift if indeed MMT-based policies are more widely embraced. 

January 2021