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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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April 12, 2007

By Scott Ronalds

Good Fix to a Variable Problem

RBC Asset Management announced on Tuesday that they plan on changing the way they calculate the MERs of their funds. As a refresher, an MER – the expense that we all love to hate – consists of a fund’s management ...

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April 10, 2007

By Tom Bradley

A Beautiful Day

Bono once said, "It's a beautiful day; don't let it get away." So we captured it in digital film. After months of preparation and hard work, it was truly a beautiful day in Vancouver as we opened our doors to ...

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April 9, 2007

By Tom Bradley

The Argument Against Canada-only Equity Funds

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published April 6, 2007 As we take Steadyhand on the road over the next few weeks, we anticipate that one of the most frequently asked questions we’ll face will be: Why don’t you ...

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April 2, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Mutual Fund Wraps - Right Product; Wrong Fee Structure

There is plenty of ink devoted to mutual fund wraps these days. Wraps are investment products that package a number of mutual funds together to provide individuals with one simple solution to their investment needs. Firms that sell these products ...

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March 23, 2007

By Tom Bradley

When a Trend Reverses, the Slide Won't be Painless or Short

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published March 23, 2007 In the investment industry, I’m what people call a “bottom-up” guy. That means I get my jollies from finding undervalued businesses to invest in, rather than predicting what the ...

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March 20, 2007

By Tom Bradley

Must-Reads on Investing

There are thousands of books written on investing. Some will make you think, some will keep you grounded, and some will put you to sleep. Here are some of my favorites. We'll add to this list as time goes by. ...

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