What happens when women control the wealth?

A recent report entitled: When women control the wealth, society reaps the benefits, reveals the results of a survey carried by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU1) among high net worth women. The title is an excellent introduction to the way women tend to contrast from their high net worth male counterparts. When it comes to […]

Bridging health and happiness with wealth

This article has been adapted from a profile piece originally published by Wealth Professional Canada1. How Nader Hamid and his team are helping clients make good decisions about their financial futures By Darren Matte With more than 17 years in wealth management, Nader Hamid has done and learned a lot as he has watched the […]

Managing Risk with Insurance

As part of a financial plan, insurance is typically thought of as a solution employed to protect against the risk of future financial loss. While this is a very important application of insurance, additional innovative solutions are being used to safeguard the value of investors’ assets in a tax-efficient manner and to ensure that one […]

Lunch with Ben Bernanke

On Wednesday December 14, 2016, PIMCO Canada hosted a Q&A event with guest Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Ben Bernanke, two time Fed Chairman (First term started on February 2006 and ended in February 2014 when he was succeeded by Janet Yellen). Two years ago, Ben Bernanke joined PIMCO as […]

Rio Olympics Ends With Spectacular Carnival-Inspired Closing Ceremony

A wet and windy Maracana Stadium was the venue for the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The games came to an end with a spectacular ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrating Brazil’s arts and highlighted by a vibrant carnival parade. Penny Oleksiak, the 16-year-old swimming sensation from Toronto, was Canada’s flag-bearer. She led an […]

Capital Gains

Capital property represents assets that can appreciate (gain) or depreciate (loss) in value. A capital gain or loss results from the sale of a capital asset (ie: an investment, stock, bond, real estate, etc.). The capital gain is the increase in the value of the asset that gives it a higher worth than the purchase […]