Investment resources

Economic commentary

The math of the aftermath: Looking past the corona shock
We’re already giving thought to what the world will look like when we’re past the worst of the coronavirus. A return to normalcy will, in a number of dimensions, still be a new normal. The last crisis left behind a changed financial system, a pile of government debt, a long road to full employment and a cycle in which the new normal for interest rates was much lower. So, we ask ourselves: What will the coronavirus recession have wrought when we look back on it years from now?

 

Equities

Equity strategy performance: Q1 and beyond
As uncertainty continues, we believe our approach of investing in quality companies is the appropriate prescription to financially endure this crisis. CIBC Private Wealth highlights how our five largest equity strategies have performed this quarter, and how we are taking advantage of the market volatility in the midst of this pandemic.

Risk Management: Seeking Clarity to Risk Tolerance
Risk tolerance and risk perception are central to long-term investing success—as is the risk management expertise of your wealth management team.

The  Case for Exchange Funds
Diversifying your asset base is essential to decrease the risk inherent in concentrated holdings of individual securities. A single stock from a current or former employer or a stock position acquired through a merger or acquisition may dominate an investor's portfolio.

 

Fixed Income

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; also, it will likely protect the buyer from tax considerations associated with discount bonds.

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.

Responsible, Sustainable and Impact Investing


Responsible, Sustainable and Impact Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good
An approach to investing called RSI—“responsible, sustainable and impact investing”—seeks to create both financial return as well as positive social or environmental impacts that are actively measured. It’s a way for families to connect philanthropic vision with investing strategy.

Renewable Energy Growth Opportunity
Modern electricity generation is increasingly shifting toward renewable sources such as solar and wind power, which raises questions from investors on what this means for natural gas demand.

 

Active Management

Is Active Management Still Relevant?
In 1951, a student at Princeton was the first to write, as the subject of his senior thesis, about the idea of passive index investing. Twenty-five years later, that former student started the first index mutual fund.

Multi-Manager Investment Program: Accessing Global Investment Expertise
Our mission to identify best-in-class managers that can add long-term value to our clients’ portfolios is achieved only through a fair assessment of these managers.