What's the secret formula behind the Canadian public pension fund model? Are its strategies applicable in other contexts? A panel of experts recently weighed in.
Two radically different money management firms agree on the common components that drove their successes.
Effective 1 January 2011, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) became mandatory for Canadian public companies. Proponents of IFRS adoption argued that it would enhance global comparability of financial statements. The authors of Swindlers: Cons & Cheats and How to Protect Your Investments from Them argue, on the contrary, that “differences in laws, regulations, taxes, cultures, education, ethics, training, traditions, enforcement, and optimism make uniformity an opium dream.”
When it comes to fixed income, Canada is the cleanest shirt in the hamper.
The reason, says Ed Devlin, executive vice president and head of Canadian portfolio management at Pacific Investment Management Company, is that Canada engages… READ MORE ›
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