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Don’t get too cozy with your investments

By Dan Hallett on December 9th, 2010

Various media ran an article today proclaiming that investors are more confident in 2010 compared to a year ago.  While I always scratch my head at such articles, I can also understand that investors feel better when the investments they’re...

The Future: Trusteed Retirement Plans

By Mark Barnicutt on November 29th, 2010

Paul Rainford (Vice President & Director, HighView Financial Group) has spent over three decades designing retirement plans for plan sponsors. It the video below, Paul provides an overview of the features and benefits of “Trusteed...

Do financial advisors add value?

By Dan Hallett on November 29th, 2010

In the November 2010 issue of Investment Executive I reviewed a few different academic papers that attempted to answer the question gracing the title of this blog post.  Unfortunately, space constraints precluded me from detailing the titles of the...

Did VenGrowth funds’ boards cast a wide-enough net?

By Dan Hallett on November 21st, 2010

The battle over the handful of VenGrowth labour sponsored investment funds and the New Generation Biotech LSIF is getting interesting.  (See our initial overview if you’re new to this story.)  It’s tough to say which way the vote will...

Managing Client Portfolio Risk

By Mark Barnicutt on November 21st, 2010

With the capital markets volatility of the past few years, and the increased risk aversion of investors, we’re frequently asked how HighView Financial Group rebalances client portfolios.  The purpose of this article is to highlight our...

What Is An Investment Fiduciary?

By Mark Barnicutt on November 17th, 2010

At HighView Financial Group, we are very open in stating that we are a fiduciary of the client assets that we manage.  As the concept of “fiduciary” is being discussed more in the media, we believed it was important to address this...

Funding The Pension Solvency Gap

By Mark Barnicutt on November 14th, 2010

Recently, my partner, Chris Page, attended a global investment conference held in Ottawa, and had a chance to speak with quite a number of Defined Benefit Pension Sponsors. Without fail, the topic discussed the most was pension solvency. Not one...

GrowthWorks launches battle for VenGrowth funds

By Dan Hallett on November 12th, 2010

The recently announced deal reached by Covington Fund II Inc. and all of VenGrowth’s retail labour sponsored investment funds (LSIFs) has sparked a bit of controversy and attracted another party into the mix.  The Covington-VenGrowth deal,...

Did VentureLink warn that ‘capital repayment’ feature was no guarantee?

By Dan Hallett on November 5th, 2010

In a recent Globe and Mail column, Shirley Won wrote about how investors in VentureLink ‘capital repayment’ labour sponsored investment funds are not getting their capital back.  The article quoted a financial advisor – who bought...

Compass – HighView Fall 2010 Capital Markets Commentary

By Mark Barnicutt on November 1st, 2010

HighView Financial Group has recently published our quarterly capital markets commentary for Fall 2010: HighView Compass. To read this report, please click...

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