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November 1, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Wow! Where Did That Come From?

Last week I praised Finance Minister Flaherty with regard to his comments on the fiscal surplus. There aren't many people praising him today. The changes to the taxation of income trusts have, and will continue to, generate lots of commentary ...

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October 26, 2006

By Tom Bradley

The Straight Goods from our Finance Minister

The lead story in yesterday's paper was "Ottawa Awash with Surplus Cash." Five months into this fiscal year, the Federal government is $6.7 billion into the black and they only forecast a surplus for the year of $3.6 billion. The ...

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October 21, 2006

By Tom Bradley

We're Hiring

We're looking for some good people to fill out our team in Vancouver, specifically an Investor Specialist and an Administrative and Marketing Associate. If you know of anyone, please let them know. ...

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October 21, 2006

By Tom Bradley

A Good Money Manager is Brave Enough to Say "I don't know"

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published October 21st, 2006 There are plenty of sports analogies that are appropriate to investing, but I find golf provides the most fertile ground. With both golf and investing, it takes only a ...

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October 18, 2006

By Tom Bradley

An Evolving Asset Class - "Not-so-private" Equity

Every few weeks there is news of a takeover in the Canadian market. Increasingly, the buyers are private equity firms rather than other industry players. Of course, this is just part of a worldwide phenomenon. Private equity firms are hungry ...

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October 9, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Diversify or Prepare to Suffer the Fallout

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published October 6, 2006 This column represents an anniversary of sorts. It's the tenth column of my burgeoning writing career with the Report on Business. Of the previous nine, the best reaction I've ...

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October 6, 2006

By Tom Bradley

PPNs III: Believe Me. I'm Not Making This Up

I promised myself that I wouldn't do any more postings on structured products for at least a few weeks, but I can't resist this one. The Financial Post had a small item on Monday about CIBC coming out with a ...

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October 6, 2006

By Tom Bradley

PPNs II - Why Would Anyone Buy the BMO/Saxon Note?

I thought that Rob Carrick's article in the Saturday Report on Business was excellent. It did a side by side comparison of the Saxon Balanced Fund and the BMO Saxon Balanced Protected Deposit Notes (another new PPN with a brutal ...

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September 27, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Steadyhand Investment Funds Update

This is just a quick update to let people know where we're at on the startup of Steadyhand Investment Funds. First of all, I want to thank those who sent us their best wishes and encouragement after our initial announcement. ...

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September 22, 2006

By Tom Bradley

The Agony and Ecstasy of the Absolute-return Manager

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published September 22nd, 2006 Because I'm starting a new mutual fund company, I've had the opportunity to sit down and talk to a lot of money managers over the last few months. I've ...

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September 21, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Sleepless in Kitsilano

I woke up way too early this morning (against my will). I decided not to fight it and instead used it as a chance to catch up on the reading that has been piling up. Part of the pile was ...

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September 15, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Business Startup Reality Check I - The IRC

I went to a seminar yesterday sponsored by the law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG). It was about setting up an "Independent Review Committee" (IRC) for a mutual fund company. Going forward, each company must have a committee of independent ...

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