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Our mental health in 2022: it’s a marathon, not a sprint

Group Benefits

“You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.” Johnny Cash

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Maximize your corporate account return potential with segregated funds

Investments, Personal Finance

Provide a tax efficient income stream for your surviving spouse

Like many Canadian business owners, you may be holding money in your corporate account in GICs and other short-term investments to avoid market downside risk. Consider segregated funds as an option in your corporate account to maximize investment returns and get efficient tax and estate planning. 

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The race to incentivize domestic chip manufacturing

Investments, Off the Cuff

Harsh Narsinghani, Senior Investment Analyst, discusses the geopolitical impacts on the semiconductor supply chain and its potential beneficiaries.

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Digital Health Week is November 29–December 5: let’s celebrate the gains we've made



I remember being a little taken back when Dr. Tim Foggin, Teladoc’s Medical Director for Canada, first mentioned that only about one in 10 doctor consultations require physical touch to be effective:

“Many patients and family physicians have been surprised to learn in recent months what we have known for several years: that many—and some would say most—consultations benefit from physician skills and involve patient needs that do not need immediate physical touch. Family doctors in Canada are telling me that around 10% of consults, sometimes less, need to be in person. The landscape has changed dramatically due to this new understanding.”
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Five reasons every Canadian should make a (legally valid) Will

Helpful Tips, Insurance

As a lawyer who formerly specialized in advising clients about estate planning, I’ve seen firsthand how important it is for Canadians to make a Will. Whether it’s to maximize the estate you leave behind for the next generation, or to make sure your wishes are carried out the way you planned, making a Will is vital. Despite this, over half of Canadians do not have a Will![i] That’s why I take the opportunity in November to mark Ontario’s “Make a Will Month” and to promote this crucial aspect of estate planning to advisors, friends and colleagues.

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Spotlight on Diabetes

Group Benefits

Diabetes drugs account for close to 10% of prescription drug spend, and continued to top the list of ‘traditional’ drugs in 2020. While healthy lifestyle habits—including exercise, a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight—are critical to preventing and managing diabetes, simply telling people to move more and eat less isn’t always helpful. In this blog, we discuss three benefits that can help people with diabetes stay on track.

 

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Financial markets at a glance - September 30, 2021

Investment Views, Investments

 

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset allocation update, September 2021

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:

Emblem Portfolios - Canadian: September 22, 2021
Emblem GIF Portfolios - Global: September 27, 2021

  • Incrementally less aggressive outlook/positioning towards risk assets
  • Deploying cash to realign select asset class exposures back to targets

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China's increased regulatory scrutiny and portfolio risk management

Investments, Off the Cuff

David Mann discusses the recent changes that have occurred in China, its impact on the technology sector and how the team manages risk in the portfolios.

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An update from the U.S. Federal Reserve at Jackson Hole

Investments, Off the Cuff

Ian Fung discusses the potential impact on the market as a result of the U.S. Federal Reserve announcement.

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