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Low economic growth persists despite all intensified efforts from successive governments and central banks. What’s changed?
Benoît Durocher, Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Strategist, explains.
Addenda Capital Inc. and SEI Trust Company today announced a partnership to launch a collective investment trust (CIT) fund in the United States. The Montréal-based, SEC-registered investment management firm with more than USD$20 billion in assets under management will act as an advisor for the CIT.
Addenda Capital hosted its 2017 Investor Day in Toronto and Montréal in May: “Entering a New Regime” featuring the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada.
Benoît Durocher, Executive Vice-President & Chief Economic Strategist, outlines the factors that influence the direction of interest rates in Canada and explains the indicators that determine the strength of the global economy.
The impact of climate change is not limited to the weather but increasingly exerts influence
on the economy and financial markets. In a speech today by Deputy Governor Tim Lane,
the Bank of Canada joined into the fray of central banks and regulatory bodies in other
countries mindful of the disruptions climate change might have on the financial system.
After an extended period of sluggish economic growth, the global economy is
showing increasing signs of progress. Some will say that the lethargy has lasted long
enough and that it is high time for the long winter that followed the Great Recession
to make way for more invigorating weather.
In a few weeks, many people will be focused on keeping up with their new year’s resolutions. It will also be the start of an important season in the financial industry: voting season. Indeed, the majority of annual meetings take place during the first half of the calendar year.
Manifestations of populism have been increasing significantly during the past few
years. This behaviour started with people rising against ruling authorities in many
emerging economy countries (for example during the Arab Spring).
Although startling given the outcome predicted by most of the polls, the election of Donald
Trump as President of the United States and the clean slate he will have in Congress for
at least two years is in line with other protest votes that are driven by a wide-reaching
populist wave (eg Brexit).