A Company Culture is the Advantage

On May 8th our Advisory team flew to Calgary to interview the investment team at Mawer Investment Management Ltd., which has been a core investment manager utilized by our firm for many years. It is no secret that their returns have been phenomenal for well over 4o years so this visit was about learning Mawer’s process and their company culture.
The advisory team was treated to a sit down with Mawer’s president Michael Mezei, Director and Portfolio Manager Greg Peterson, […]

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We Pinch Ourselves—No More City Apartment—Baby on the Way!

In the late spring of 2016, my wife Lindsay and I were in our beautiful apartment near Granville Island in Vancouver deciding how we would renovate our single bedroom loft and turn it into a two bedroom apartment. I had grown up in Tsawwassen and had experienced many years of commuting into Vancouver and I had made a promise to myself that I would never commute again. The problem with this promise was that it meant we were going […]

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Perspective On Recent Market Volatility

With the market down overnight and the Dow Jones Industrial average -4.6% yesterday (Feb 6th).  We think it’s time to put this in perspective.  On October 19th, 1987 the Dow was down 22.6%.  This was the biggest loss in the 100 plus year history of this market.  Two days later the Dow was up 10.15%.  If you bought the S&P 500 on that day and held your investment until this past week it would have given you a compounded […]

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