Beating the market is no easy thing, and we attempt to do so only where we believe we have seasoned professionals with a high-conviction investment philosophy and a performance edge. All internal strategies must meet a high bar compared to the competition within their investment categories. Because we combine that standard with the breadth of knowledge on our Multi-Manager Investment Team, we have something unique and incredibly strong.
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The Disciplined Equity Strategy is a tax-efficient, large-cap U.S. equity strategy with a focus on leading companies that generate significant free cash flow.
Four important factors drive its strong results:
CIBC Atlas Disciplined Equity Fund (AWEIX)
Citywire's "Top 20 Female Portfolio Managers in the US"
Patricia Bannan, CFA, managing director and Head of Equities, ranked in Citywire's 'The 20 top female portfolio managers in the US' list. Patricia oversees the firm’s proprietary equity strategies and works closely with senior leadership to further build the platform. Additionally, Patricia serves as co-manager of CIBC Private Wealth’s Disciplined Equity strategy.
Equity market update in response to COVID-19
CIBC Private Wealth Head of Equities Patricia Bannan, CFA, provides an overview of the current state of the equity market and an update on how our equity teams are responding.
7 Important Questions About the Economy and Markets
At CIBC Private Wealth Management, we have smart and thoughtful clients—and they’re asking good questions about the current market environment–including violent market gyrations, inflation, the Federal Reserve's use of gradualism and more.
Patricia A. Bannan, CFA
Head of Equities, Co-Manager, Disciplined Equity Strategy
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Brant Houston, CFA
Co-Manager, Disciplined Equity Strategy
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The Equity Income strategy's primary focus is on total return, with the ability to invest in high-quality common stocks, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) that exhibit dividend growth greater than the market. The portfolio aims to provide lower volatility than the overall market.
Three important factors drive its strong results:
A Non K-1 version of the strategy is available that follows the same investment process except in order to simplify client tax reporting, the strategy does not invest in securities that generate K-1s.
CIBC Atlas Equity Income Fund (AWXIX)
The Advantages of Dividend Growth Investing and our Equity Income Strategy
A dividend growth investing strategy, however, focuses on creating a diversified portfolio of companies that not only pay out dividends, but increase their dividends over time.
Robert C. Bridges
John P. Huber
Gordon Scott, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Equities
The Large Cap Growth strategy aims for growth with low volatility by investing in large market capitalization companies. These are high-quality companies that are generally dominant in their industries and that exhibit above-average earnings growth and strong competitive positions.
Gordon C. Scott, CFA
The Mid-Cap Growth Equity Strategy is a tax-efficient, U.S. mid-cap equity strategy that seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in high-quality companies with excellent business models that generate consistent, strong financial returns.
CIBC Atlas Mid-Cap Growth Fund (AWMIX)
Bigger Things Might Come in Smaller Packages
"We think anticipated changes to economic policy are likely to improve the outlook for small caps," says Bryan Reilly, a senior investment analyst for CIBC Private Wealth Management.
Boom, Bust, Recovery
Housing is now in a modest, but solid, recovery, in large part due to spending on R&R: repair and remodeling.
Jay Pearlstein, CFA
Mid-Cap Growth Equity Strategy
Frederick L. Weiss, CFA
The All Cap Growth strategy seeks to outperform the market by investing in quality, high-growth companies, experiencing strong and visible growth. The strategy has a high active share and the ability to invest across all market capitalizations.
CIBC Atlas All Cap Growth Fund (AWGIX)
Two investment management teams at CIBC Private Wealth Management are a rarity: together for 22 and 19 years, respectively.
The Income Opportunities Strategy is a tax-efficient, income-generating U.S. equity and fixed income strategy that seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation by investing in high-quality companies with significant free cash flow.
CIBC Atlas Income Opportunities Fund (AWIIX)
Premium Bonds: Don't Ignore Their Advantages
A bond offered at a premium should not be rejected for the sole reason that it has a dollar price above par.
Gary E. Pzegeo, CFA
Head of Fixed Income
Co-Manager, Income Opportunities Strategy
The International Growth strategy focuses on high-quality international companies that sustain higher-than-average earnings growth over extended periods of time. The strategy employs a fundamental bottom-up stock selection process while maintaining sector and geographic awareness.
CIBC Atlas International Growth Fund (AWWIX)
Focus on facts in international markets
CIBC International Growth Strategy Co-Portfolio Managers Dan Delany, CFA, and Matt Scherer, CFA, discuss global market performance, how their investment strategy responds in times of volatility and the conversations they are having with companies on the other side of the globe.
Recorded March 26, 2020
Learn what populism is -- and isn't -- and how it affects our political landscape and your portfolio.
Emerging Markets: Looking Through the Storm
Most headlines related to emerging markets (EM) have been decidedly negative this year. The growing U.S. trade conflict with China (by far the biggest emerging economy) helped spark a bear-market-sized decline in the Shanghai Composite Stock Market Index over the last seven months.
GOING DEEP IN THE NAME OF DUE DILIGENCE
Stabilization of the U.S. dollar, progress on trade agreements and signs of a recovery in the emerging markets all contributed to solid returns for the month.
Daniel P. Delany, CFA
Matt Scherer, CFA
Portfolio Manager and Analyst, Equities
Customized portfolios that focus on intermediate-duration, investment-grade municipal and taxable bonds with a heavy emphasis on credit quality.
Our actively managed fixed income strategy integrates bond market expertise into CIBC Private Wealth Management’s overall wealth management philosophy:
The Intermediate Bond strategy's objective is to balance capital preservation, income generation and growth of principal. The strategy invests in investment-grade corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, taxable municipal bonds and U.S. government securities. The strategy delivers a core portfolio for investors looking for investment-grade fixed income exposure.
The Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond strategy was developed to allow capital preservation and the generation of federally tax-exempt income. Our team accomplishes this by incorporating credit analysis, geographic exposure and bond structure to determine the suitability. This tax-free fixed income portfolio is structured to emphasize stability with minimal credit or interest rate risk.
The Total Return Bond strategy's objective is to produce superior long-term performance relative to the Barclay's Aggregate Bond Index. The strategy utilizes an actively managed total return approach that invests in a diversified portfolio of fixed income instruments including high-yield fixed income securities. The flexible mandate allows for strategy sector allocations, tactical yield curve positioning and bottom-up security selection.
Making sense of the muni market
Head of Fixed Income Gary Pzegeo, CFA, describes the current state of the muni market and provides our outlook for investors in this space.
The Fed and Monetary Policy
What are some factors affecting policy moving forward?
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What are Repurchase Agreements?
Repurchase agreements, or “repos,” are a form of short-term borrowing. What’s behind the recent headlines, and what is the risk?
Understanding Premium Bonds
As a long-term investor, you may choose to include fixed income in your investment portfolio for a variety of reasons, such as capital preservation, income generation, or a combination of both.
Timothy Musial, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income
Alternative strategy that seeks to reduce overall portfolio risk through diversified hedged strategies with low correlations to traditional asset classes.
What Is Artificial Intelligence and Why Should Investors Care?
Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities on the horizon.
Forget what you may have learned in calculus—that an inflection point is the point where the direction of a curve changes. Instead, think of inflection point's other definition: a time of significant change in a situation; a turning point after which a dramatic change is expected to result.
Jigar Patel, CFA
Co-Manager, Hedge Funds
Ohm Srinivasan, CFA
CIBC Private Wealth Management's investment research team also includes a seasoned group of portfolio managers and analysts focused on energy infrastructure, including Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs).
Rebecca Babin on Bloomberg TV
“This is a huge red flag,” says Senior Equity Trader Rebecca Babin, who recently appeared on Bloomberg TV.
Adam R. Karpf, CFA
Co-Manager, Energy Infrastructure Strategy
Paul M. McPheeters, CFA
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The Multi-Manager Investment Program (MMIP) provides clients with access to institutional-quality investment managers with strong, risk-adjusted returns in a full range of asset classes.
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