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Wrong Diagnosis…
Wrong prescription

In early January, just a few weeks after the last hike in the target rate, the Fed assessed that the rate now stood at the lower bound of its estimated band for the neutral rate. However, at its June 19, 2019 meeting, the Fed hinted that it might initiate an easing cycle soon.
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Sustainable Investing
Q1 2019 Highlights

In January, Karolina Kosciolek, Analyst, Sustainable Investing, participated in a panel discussion on the various approaches to responsible investing at the Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability at McGill University in Montréal.
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Annual Stewardship Summary (July 2017 - June 2018)

Addenda Capital is committed to active investment management and so effectively monitors investee entities, including their ESG (environmental, social, governance) practices.
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Sustainable Investing: Q4 2018 Highlights

In November, Brian Minns, Vice-President, Sustainable Investing, participated in a panel discussion on the Evolution of ESG at the Canadian Bond Investors' Association 2018 Conference in Toronto. He took the opportunity to articulate the process used at Addenda to measure and analyze an issuer's ESG risks and opportunities.
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US 2018 Midterms

In an election seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency and agenda, the American electorate chose to put a damper on the legislative power of the President and the Republican Party.
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Sustainable Investing: Q3 2018 Highlights

Roger Beauchemin, Addenda's President and CEO, Brian Minns, Vice-President, Sustainable Investing and Barbara Lambert, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income and Sustainable Investing, attended the 2018 PRI in Person conference in San Francisco. Attending such events helps us keep up with quickly evolving best practices.
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Understanding the “Plus” in CorePlus

Are you in a relentless hunt for incremental yield? Relatively low current yields and current expectations for subdued economic growth — relative to historical levels — are leading investors to broaden their horizons. The average yield to maturity (YTM) of the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index is down to 2.7% from 4.2% ten years ago. In addition, duration is higher1,...
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Sustainable Investing: Q2 2018 Highlights

Addenda Capital’s team members contributed to various publications and spoke at the 2018 RIA Conference. They also undertook various initiatives to promote sustainable financial markets, integrate ESG factors and engage with issuers on climate change and board diversity among other topics.
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Tools for Companies and Investors Seeking to Create Long-Term Value

Addenda Capital is committed to sustainable investing because as investors, we should promote sustainable development, and we believe that it leads to better long-term investment outcomes for our clients. Analyzing ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues allows us to cast a wider net and examine numerous factors that can affect the returns of a security. This provides...
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Going from Win-Win to Win-Lose, or Worse, to Lose-Lose

The current US administration’s international trade strategy based on basic populism is etched in a dated win-lose negotiating framework espoused by its current leader. This approach to negotiations takes us back to a time before nations came to understand the benefits of free trade based on the comparative advantage economic theory.
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