10 major transactions in 2017
23 Mar

10 major transactions in 2017

The Insurance & Investment Journal looks back at 10 major transactions that occurred in 2017. CI Financial completed $780 million acquisition By adding Sentry Investments to their portfolio, CI Financial increased its assets under management to approximately $181 billion. To learn more: CI Financial completes acquisition of Sentry Investments MGA acquires another MGA Financial Horizons Group acquired Estate Financial to strengthen its position in…

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U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico
21 Mar

U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico

Canada has the most to lose among Nafta partners if Donald Trump presses ahead with plans to slap steel and aluminum tariffs on his neighbors. Canadian and Mexican exports of the two metals, along with iron and related products, to the U.S. reached $24.6 billion in 2017, a level surpassed only twice before, according to American…

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A number of risks could derail global economic growth
19 Mar

A number of risks could derail global economic growth

Ian Russell While most experts are calling for modest economic growth around the world in 2018, there are a number of risks this year that can potentially derail capital markets at home and abroad, says the president and CEO of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). Ian Russell told the Empire Club of Canada in early January…

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U.S. stocks jump, send Nasdaq higher for the year
08 Mar

U.S. stocks jump, send Nasdaq higher for the year

Investors are getting a reprieve, but will it last?AP Photo/Richard Drew U.S. stocks surged, with financial markets showing signs of recovery after the worst week in two years for American equities. The 10-year yield fell back from the four-year high hit earlier Monday as the dollar slipped. The Nasdaq Composite Index turned positive for 2018, with…

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