SPOTLIGHT: Income Game Gets More
to Win Income Game
With interest rates tilting upwards and the global economy heating up, Carolyn
Leitch asked market pros for their forecasts into income trusts, bonds and
dividend-paying securities. The risks, they assert, are abundant. Read Carolyn
Leitch's full report.
MUTUAL FUNDS: Labour Funds...SRI..Managers
Wake up to Asia...
Fund Analyst Dan Hallett, CFA, declares his rules when recommending
labour-sponsored investment funds: "I do not recommend LSIFs with assets below
$50 million...I never recommend brand new LSIFs because there is too much
uncertainty regarding how much money a fund will raise.” Read Hallett's Mutual
Specialist out to Prove SRI Makes Good Business sense
Rob Carrick profiles a proponent of socially responsible investing who
advocates SRI as plain common sense. But the proof, as always, is in the
returns. Read Carrick's analysis.
Asia Funds Seen as Hot Performers
Mutual funds that invest in Asia and its emerging markets will be the hottest
performers over the next five years, according to portfolio managers surveyed
by one industry observer. Read Carolyn Leitch's report.
TODAY'S PAPER: Pensions...Mergers...Immelt
Hard-hit Pension Funds Forced to Rethink How they
The collapse of equity market values, growing pension fund deficits and
general economic volatility require a sharper, more sophisticated approach
than the now outdated portfolio policy of 60 per cent stocks and 40 per cent
bonds with pension funds, one expert suggests. Read Bertrand Marotte's report.
Reguly: Aussies Made it Clear -- No Bank Mergers
Immelt: GE's CEO shares His Tips for Better
In Fast Company, GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt displays his leadership acumen by
sharing a 10-point checklist he uses when teaching at the company's famed
management development centre. Tips include understanding breadth, depth and
context and simplifying constantly. Read Harvey Schachter's full report.