Related news Tessie Sanci Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite BMO to launch six new mutual funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitter “Non-traditional asset classes offer investors an enhanced ability to meet both risk/return and diversification goals,” says Allan Seychuk, senior investment director with Mackenzie Investments, in a statement. “Unfortunately, individual investors have been at a significant disadvantage to large pension plans in this area. These asset classes are more challenging for investors to analyze and access and it is also harder to know how much of each asset to include in a portfolio.” Mackenzie has developed proprietary quantitative models to respond to this challenge and determine proper asset allocation within the fund’s portfolio. Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund is meant to complement a traditional balanced portfolio of large-cap developed market equities and investment-grade bonds by increasing diversification and enhancing risk-adjusted returns. Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp. announced on Monday the launch of Mackenzie Diversified Alternatives Fund, which is meant to provide Canadian retail investors access to alternative asset classes that are typically available only to pension funds and institutional investors. Specifically, the fund invests in real estate, infrastructure, emerging market debt, micro-cap equities, foreign currencies, preferred shares and commodities. It also promises access to an absolute return strategy by investing in Mackenzie Unconstrained Fixed Income Fund. imilian/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Fund launchesCompanies Mackenzie Financial Corp.
It came as a breath of fresh air to read in last week’s leader how as a profession we complain that we are no longer respected, while, on the facing page, a letter from Peter S Hughes confirmed his rugged independence and refusal to enter into referral fee arrangements. As long as the profession includes persons of similar ilk, it retains respect in areas where they practise. Such respect arises from pursuing what I fear are now considered old-fashioned methods, namely a simple one-to-one approach without advertising or any demonstration of ego. Sadly, such methods seem to go unnoticed by our professional body, whose direction seems to be governed by a desire to make us aggressive business people operating in an electronic market, governed by a motive to achieve even greater market share. This is not what we as a profession are really about. We should not forget that the bulk of the profession is made up of provincial offices undertaking personal legal services which earn these offices respect. This is easily measured by the very high percentage of repeat business that I – and I’m sure Mr Hughes – enjoy. The problem, however, is whether the younger generation pursues the same modus operandi. Richard A Pitt, Beadle Pitt and Gottschalk, Canterbury
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