Investments

What Is Driving the Change In Investor Sentiment?

Bill Norris
February 27, 2019

The rebound in risk assets since the end of December has investors wondering if the recovery in markets has moved too quickly and scratching their heads to figure out what has changed.
Investments

Behavioral Finance: It’s All In Your Mind

Scott Burg, CFA, CAIA
February 26, 2019

Have you ever felt like you are your own worst enemy when it comes to investing? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a foundational truth of behavioral finance, the psychological study of financial decision-making. When it comes to investing, humans routinely make mistakes due to mental shortcuts and emotional biases. To better understand the role of emotions in investing, we talked with...
Wealth Strategies

Managing Sudden Wealth

Barry Berlin, CFA
February 22, 2019

Anyone experiencing sudden wealth should follow a few basic guidelines to avoid making impulse or emotionally-driven decisions that can quickly backfire.
Wealth Strategies

9 Ways To Gift Your Assets To Charity

Cathy Schnaubelt
February 21, 2019

Regardless of your motivations, if you’re considering incorporating charitable giving into your financial plan, it’s important to understand the various ways you can give to maximize impact while reaping the applicable benefits.
Private Banking

Case Study: Helping A Company—And Its Executives—Through Transition

Dan Sullivan
February 19, 2019

When a client comes to us for guidance on these issues, we take an all-hands-on-deck approach by bringing in experts from our banking and private wealth management teams to evaluate the situation from all angles.
Firm News

CIBC Private Wealth Management Wins Private Asset Management’s Award for Best Investment Platform

Eric Propper, CFA
February 14, 2019

On February 7, CIBC Private Wealth Management received its seventh investment-related Private Asset Management Award. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and the recognition we’ve received from PAM since it launched its award program in 2011.
Wealth Strategies

What To Do After You’ve Purchased A Life Insurance Policy

Cathy Schnaubelt
February 14, 2019

Many factors go into purchasing a life insurance policy that suits your needs. And, like any part of your overall financial plan, your insurance program doesn’t end once you’ve decided on a policy and purchased it.
Wealth Strategies

Estate Planning: Relevant And Relatable

Judy Saxe, AEP®, CAP®
February 12, 2019

Estate planning is not just for the ultra-wealthy. Anyone, regardless of financial circumstances or family dynamics, can benefit from the process.
Wealth Strategies

Choosing A Life Insurance Policy To Meet Your Needs

Cathy Schnaubelt
February 07, 2019

Before researching or purchasing a policy for yourself, it’s important to know what you want to accomplish with it—in other words, your near- and long-term goals.
Investments

Corporate Floating Rate Notes

Dan Skolochenko
February 05, 2019

Corporate floating rate notes have received a lot of attention lately given that they tend to perform well in a rising rate environment. If you’re curious if floating rate notes are right for you, read on to understand their advantages, limitations, and who can benefit from investing in them.
Wealth Strategies

4 Reasons You Should Consider Life Insurance As A Planning Tool

Cathy Schnaubelt
January 31, 2019

If you’re unfamiliar with the various ways life insurance can be used as a financial planning tool, the following four scenarios may help you decide whether you and those important to you can benefit from holding a policy.
Investments

FOMC Maintains Short-Term Rates, Reiterates Patient and Flexible Approach

Gary Pzegeo, CFA
January 30, 2019

The Federal Reserve left the target range for federal funds at 2.25% to 2.50%, as expected by markets. Implied probability of any change prior to today’s meeting has been close to 0% since the last FOMC meeting on December 19.
Wealth Strategies

5 Considerations When Investing in a 401(k) Plan

Cathy Schnaubelt
January 24, 2019

When you’re a young adult searching for or working in your first full-time job, retirement is likely a distant thought. However, creating good habits early can significantly affect how and when you are able to retire.
Investments

When Opportunity Knocks

Matt Roma, CFA
January 22, 2019

Active management has been out of favor for most of the last decade, but several indicators suggest that this management style is returning to favor. Read on to learn why active managers tend to perform best in volatile and bear markets.
Wealth Strategies

How Much You Should Be Saving For Retirement

Cathy Schnaubelt
January 17, 2019

If you’re unsure what this means when it comes to setting your savings goals now, the following rules of thumb can help you come up with a monthly savings target—and implementation plan—to increase your chances of achieving the retirement you envision.