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December 1, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Signed!

We're thrilled to announce that we've signed three leading money managers to the Steadyhand team. They will manage 4 of our 5 funds. This day comes after months of research, deep thinking, interviews, unhealthy lunches and airport line-ups (who knew ...

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December 1, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Don't be Afraid of Market Risk; It Can Lead to a Better Retirement

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published December 1, 2006 I was talking to a friend last weekend about our new mutual fund company. After I took him through the fund lineup, he asked me what our hedging strategy ...

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November 17, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Income Trusts: It's all About the Fundamentals

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published November 17, 2006 "It's like a spotlight in the darkness... it focuses on what's moving and everything else is blotted in the darkness." Those words came from Eric Sevareid in a PBS ...

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November 8, 2006

By Tom Bradley

A Trick and a Treat

My colleague, Scott Ronalds (last seen on the beach in Hawaii), has written some comments on the tax changes of last week. Here they are: Finance Minister Flaherty's Halloween announcement that income trusts will lose their tax advantaged status by ...

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November 6, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Best Foreign Money Managers may be Right Here

The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Published November 3, 2006 Until recently, I'd never heard of Alex Becks. I thought it was because I lived on the left coast and wasn't plugged in enough to the Toronto investment network, ...

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November 3, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Unconventional ... or Twisted?

Here's a picture of our Manager of Research & Communications, Scott Ronalds, reading David Swensen's Unconventional Success while on holiday in Hawaii.We're hoping all of our future employees are as dedicated as Scott. ...

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November 2, 2006

By Tom Bradley

Income Trusts II - There's Still Stuff to Worry About

The attention will be focused on the government's tax announcement for a while to come, but we shouldn't forget that there are other things to think about with regard to the income trust market. The tax changes have certainly shaken ...

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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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