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May 14, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Passion was the Key in our Search for Money Managers

Prologue to Globe and Mail Article I wanted to put today’s Globe and Mail article in context with Steadyhand. The process described in the article occurred prior to the decision by Neil and I to go ahead with Steadyhand. Since ...

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May 10, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Coming to Toronto on May 16-17

The manager of our Equity Fund, Cranston, Gaskin, O’Reilly & Vernon (CGOV), is holding an Investor Conference Day in Toronto next week that I’ll be attending. Finally, an excuse to head east and get out of this terrible spring weather ...

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May 10, 2007

By Tom Bradley

For 'New Paradigm' Read 'Decoupling'

We’ve got an excellent piece from Edinburgh Partners for our Fund Manager’s Corner. As part of his quarterly report, Dr. Sandy Nairn, the founder and President of the firm, provides some excellent background on economic and market cycles. The piece ...

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May 7, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Bubbles, Animal Spirits and Other Depressing Stuff

One of my favourite investment writers is Jeremy Grantham, who is one of the founders and still a driving force behind GMO, a very successful investment manager. In addition to regularly reading his quarterly piece, I’ve met Jeremy and seen ...

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May 4, 2007

By Tom Bradley

As Wealth Blooms Around You, Don't Forget About the Concept of Risk

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published May 4, 2007 Feeling richer?  But are you better off? When Lori and I left Toronto to move west in 1991, we kept our summer cottage in the Haliburton.  Back then, we ...

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May 3, 2007

By Tom Bradley

An Appeal to the Provinces: Come Talk to Us About Securities Regulation

This week Premier Ed Stelmach said that Alberta is not interested in moving towards a national securities regulator. His government supports the current regime and the improvements that are being made to coordinate efforts amongst Canada’s 13 regulators (Yes, 13). At ...

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May 1, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Closed-end Funds: Should Small Investors Pay Startup Costs?

The Glove and Mail, Report on Business Published April 28, 2007 I get grouchy when I see products being offered that are just plain bad for investors.  I've been grouchy a lot lately, particularly with all the high-fee, principal-protected products ...

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April 30, 2007

By Neil Jensen

Steadyhand Context Diagram

Early on in our business design, we decided to outsource many of the business functions necessary in a mutual fund company. One of the tools we used to visualize how the functions would fit together was a (very loose) variation ...

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April 23, 2007

By Chris Stephenson

I'm Buying Earplugs

I am the newbie. I joined Steadyhand a couple of weeks ago and work as an Investor Specialist. My role is to talk with investors about Steadyhand. What I’ve found out so far is that Steadyhand is a great place ...

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April 23, 2007

By Tom Bradley

The Flip-side of the Foreign Takeover Binge

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published April 20, 2007 Like everyone else, I don’t like seeing corporate Canada get gutted by foreign buyers. I’ve thought for years that we were getting hollowed out, even if study after study ...

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April 17, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Podcast: The Steadyhand Income Fund (mp3)

In this podcast, we sit down with Jay Menning, a member of Connor, Clark & Lunn's fixed income team, to talk about the Steadyhand Income Fund. Jay discusses the Income Fund's strategy and sheds some light on why it isn't a conventional bond fund. Who said bonds are boring?

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April 13, 2007

By Tom Bradley

A Beautiful Day - Part II

In our self-congratulatory posting about our official opening, we noted what a beautiful day it was in Vancouver on Tuesday. That nice spring weather is also symbolic of what is going on in the pension world these days. Thursday’s papers ...

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