In the News

Read what the media has to say about Steadyhand.

November 14, 2022

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Three hall-of-fame investors share the lessons they learned along the way

The Financial Post interviews legendary Canadian investors Kim Shannon, Bob Bertram and Tom Bradley about their careers.

July 26, 2022

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Tom Bradley among 2022 inductees to Canada’s Investment Industry Hall of Fame

Steadyhand Chair and Co-founder Tom Bradley is being inducted into Canada’s Investment Industry Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was launched in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in the investment industry and currently has 55 members.

April 29, 2022

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Financial Facelift

In the Globe and Mail's popular Financial Facelift column, advice-only financial planner Janet Gray suggests investors looking for personal contact and low fees should consider Steadyhand. "One exception [to portfolio managers that require a substantial minimum investment] is Steadyhand, which sells its low-fee funds directly to the public with continuing client service."

June 21, 2021

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How do-it-yourself investors can access some exceptional funds that can be difficult to buy

David Aston highlights a few of the firms, including Steadyhand, that have taken a stand against the highly controversial practice of paying tailing commissions to discount brokers. "You can purchase Steadyhand and Leith Wheeler mutual funds directly from the firms themselves and get quality investment advice in the process."

December 15, 2020

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A mutual fund company where loyal clients pay lower fees

"Loyalty to long-term customers — what a concept." The Globe and Mail's Rob Carrick highlights our loyalty discount for longstanding clients.

November 9, 2020

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Where can you get professional financial advice when you have less than $200,000 to invest? Here are three great bets

There's a "little-known niche in the financial world" where you can get professional advice, low fees and great service as a smaller investor. David Aston profiles the direct-to-investor mutual fund space — and Steadyhand — in the Toronto Star.

January 25, 2020

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The best mutual fund companies you've never heard of

"So, what are these elusive independent lower-fee firms that provide top-rated actively managed mutual funds?" Jonathan Chevreau provides a rundown of four fund companies investors should know about.

December 9, 2019

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Do you still use dividends for income?

For income investors, dividend stocks are an important part of a diversified portfolio, but they shouldn't be the only component. Steadyhand President Tom Bradley discusses some alternative sources of income generation with Morningstar's Ruth Saldanha.

August 15, 2019

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This manager sees double danger in earnings and debt levels

A profile on our Equity Fund and its current defensive positioning. "O’Reilly and his team are positioned defensively and favoring holdings that are either negatively correlated with markets or have the strength and resilience to ride out a potential market decline."

March 11, 2019

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Top mutual funds to hold in a retirement portfolio

Morningstar's Shehryar Khan recommends the Steadyhand Founders Fund as a core option for your portfolio: "Steadyhand is one of the country’s most transparent and investor friendly firms."

November 8, 2018

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Advisors, talk to your clients

Dianne Maley looks at how the investment industry communicates with its clients (spoiler alert: poorly) and commends Steadyhand for its "clear, comprehensible website, management blogs and performance reports."

May 31, 2018

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Steadyhand manager seeks small-caps that can go the distance

Morningstar profiles our Small-Cap Fund, with specific reference to its investment approach and composition, a year and a half after Galibier took over as manager.

September 1, 2017

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Worried about the stock market? Here's what you should do

"One of his [Tom Bradley's] top priorities as a money manager is to protect his clients’ assets. If that means forgoing some potential profit to reduce risk, so be it." - Gordon Pape writes about the current positioning of the Founders Fund in the Toronto Star.

August 31, 2017

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How Steadyhand's small-cap manager seeks value

Morningstar highlights our small-cap manager's (Galibier) investment process and some of the fund's holdings.

April 10, 2017

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This mutual fund company provides common sense, low-risk investing

Gordon Pape provides a rundown of Steadyhand as the firm celebrates its 10th birthday: "This is a company you should know about, especially if your taste runs to conservative portfolios, low fees, and good service."

January 25, 2017

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Morningstar's nominees for steward of the year

Steadyhand was selected as one of two finalists for Morningstar's Steward of the Year award. "Steadyhand remains the poster child of a good steward."

May 3, 2016

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In moments of crisis, the power of doing nothing

Adam Mayers highlights Steadyhand's It's Not Rocket Science books: "It takes a lot of effort to succeed as an investor. One rule is to stick to your guns. It’s just one of the insights found in Bradley’s books, which are well worth a little time spent reading."

October 28, 2015

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Canada should require fund managers to disclose their investments

David O'Leary highlights the importance of co-investment. "It is worth mentioning that a small minority of fund companies publicly disclose co-investment information directly on their website for all to see. To my knowledge that list includes one firm, Steadyhand."

June 30, 2015

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Fund stewardship: when standing still means falling behind

Morningstar highlights Steadyhand's corporate culture. "Founder Tom Bradley adopted industry-leading stewardship practices right from the get-go. He kept the firm's fund line-up simple and gimmick-free."

June 19, 2015

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Money for something

David Pett delves into Steadyhand's approach and traits. "Steadyhand's success since opening its doors in 2007 is largely due to the fact that it operates very differently from any of the big six Canadian banks."

January 21, 2015

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Six fund picks for conservative investors

HighView Financial Group's Dan Hallett recommends the Founders Fund as a conservative fund pick for an RRSP.

November 8, 2014

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Two balanced funds with surprisingly low fees

The Founders Fund is highlighted as a low-fee solution for investors who "seek the comfort of knowing someone is at the helm, overseeing your hard-earned savings in turbulent financial markets."

February 11, 2014

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Winners among the low-cost fund families

Steadyhand is highlighted in the Globe and Mail's Report on Funds as a winning low-cost fund company. "What sets the firm apart is the clarity, frequency and simplicity of its communication."

October 28, 2013

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Different sizes, similar strengths: common traits of successful investment practices

The CFA Institute's Charlie Henneman highlights common traits of successful investment practices discussed at the 2013 Wealth Management Conference, where Tom Bradley was a speaker.

September 14, 2013

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Do you know what your fund manager or adviser's portfolio looks like?

David Hodges discusses our latest co-investment numbers, "...the men and women behind Steadyhand—one of Canada's no-load, non-commissioned mutual fund companies—want you to know that if you're a client, they're eating what you're eating."

June 1, 2013

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Small-cap funds deliver the goods

"Opportunities are far richer in the small-cap space, where there are a lot of stocks that are orphaned, overlooked, undercovered or not covered at all", notes Wil Wutherich (manager of the Steadyhand Small-Cap Fund) in an article on market-beating funds.

February 4, 2013

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Vancouver's biggest money managers

BC Business looks at a "stellar class" of Vancouver money managers who consistently beat the averages.

November 30, 2012

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Smaller fund player shines at awards competition

Rudy Luukko highlights the Steadyhand Income Fund as a standout at this year's Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards - "The fund has performed exceptionally well over its nearly six-year history."

November 24, 2012

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A simple investing strategy

Dan Hallett highlights the Steadyhand Founders Fund as one of few funds that fits the bill for investors looking for a simple, low-fee balanced portfolio.

October 10, 2012

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2012 Morningstar stewardship grades

Morningstar updated their Stewardship Grades for 2012, covering 26 mutual fund companies in Canada. Steadyhand was one of only two firms to receive an "A" grade.

October 1, 2012

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Think outside the box - and banks - with Tom Bradley

Advantage Magazine speaks to Tom Bradley about Steadyhand's origins and its "simple, straight-shooting approach to wealth management".

June 15, 2012

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How balanced funds stack up over three years

The Globe and Mail's Shirley Won looks at the top performers among Canadian fixed income balanced funds for the three years ending May 31 and finds "Stellar returns from Steadyhand Income [Fund]."

May 9, 2012

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The Canadian Business Journal profiles Steadyhand. "Different from the industry standard of many financial organizations that have become consumer product marketers, the team at Steadyhand is wired as investors to its core."

March 21, 2012

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Doing all of the right things

Jonathan Chevreau reviews Steadyhand five years after inception. "Steadyhand now has respectable five-year performance numbers to further its noble cause..."

February 22, 2012

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Steadyhand co-founder is its newest portfolio manager

Rudy Luukko provides an overview of the Founders Fund. "Because of his commitment to invest alongside unitholders, Bradley will have additional motivation to do well. 'I'm going to have a good portion of my net worth in this fund', he told Morningstar..."

February 1, 2012

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Don't give up on all your mutual funds

Gordon Pape highlights the Steadyhand Income Fund as a fund especially suitable for RRSPs. "In a few short years, this has evolved into one of the better funds of its type."

November 15, 2011

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Morningstar stewardship grades

Morningstar recently issued updated Stewardship Grades for 26 mutual fund companies. Steadyhand was one of only four firms to receive an "A" grade.

October 18, 2011

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Where to invest $100,000

MoneySense Magazine identifies Steadyhand as a good investment choice as your portfolio moves above $100,000. "Portfolio strategy is included with the low cost of their funds, and Steadyhand's fees fall as your portfolio grows."

July 27, 2011

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Independent mutual fund companies have an edge

Eric Lam discusses some of the advantages of investing with independent mutual fund companies. "Steadyhand is one of the few fund companies in Canada that sells directly to investors and is very open with its staff disclosures..."

December 21, 2010

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Four fund names to watch in 2011

In the Toronto Star, Rudy Luukko highlights Steadyhand as a company to watch in 2011. "Among Steadyhand’s other key attributes are its timely and informative client communications, and the personal touch that a small firm can more readily provide."

June 30, 2010

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Fund companies report card

Jonathan Chevreau highlights the grades received by various fund companies based on Morningstar's new Stewardship grading system.

April 1, 2010

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Applause for Steadyhand

"I'm delighted to see that there's someone out there who 'walks the walk' about taking a long-term perspective on capital markets", writes financial advisor and author John De Goey.

October 28, 2009

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Mischievous strangers and a Steadyhand

Karin Mizgala writes about Steadyhand's investment philosophy and commitment to transparency with respect to returns and fees. "Their statements are simple, clear and easy to read - a rare and welcome occurrence in the industry."

May 12, 2008

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Steadyhand Small-Cap Equity

Morningstar's David O'Leary reviews the Small-Cap Equity Fund. "In Wil Wutherich, Bradley has found a veritable stock picker."

August 28, 2007

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Steadyhand cuts itself away from the herd

Brian Lewis writes in the Investment Executive about how Steadyhand is cutting itself away from the herd: low fees, concentrated portfolios, a straightforward line-up, and an emphasis on the Web in reaching clients.

April 19, 2007

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CEO of mutual fund firm wants to cut middle man

Geoff Kirbyson writes in the Winnipeg Free Press about Steadyhand's distribution model - selling directly to clients, that is.

March 12, 2007

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The active vs. passive debate

Can active managers earn their fees and beat market indices? Alison MacAlpine poses this question in a roundtable discussion with Tom Bradley and three other panelists in the February 2007 edition of Advisor's Edge magazine.