Optimum Asset Management publishes quarterly financial outlooks which provide an overview of the economy as well as of the bond, Canadian equity, foreign equity and foreign currency markets.
It also contains information on our portfolios based on different economic contexts.
- The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) maintained its policy of gradually raising its key rate, bringing it into a range of 2% to 2.25%.
- Monetary policy also continued to be restrictive in Canada. The Bank of Canada raised its key rate 0.25% in July, bringing it to 1.50%.
- The United States, Mexico and Canada announced they had reached an new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on September 30, 2018. Even so, the returns on Canadian equities, as measured by the S&P/TSX Index, were negative for the third quarter of the year.
Our Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Pierre-Philippe Ste-Marie, was a panelist at the Canadian alternative investments industry conference organized by Concordia University. We are proud to participate in the financial industry's future development.
2019 Optimum Conference
It was a great pleasure to receive our customers at the Optimum Conference, which recently took place in Montreal and Qubec. A warm thank-you to Milla Craig for her presentation on the importance of ESG factors in investment.
Brigitte Gascon (French only)
Congratulations to Brigitte Gascon and to all the members from the group insurance, investment and pension sector in Quebec, that were recognized in the Avantages magazine.
Optimum Groupe financier fera de la gestion d’actifs aux États-Unis (French only)
Optimum Groupe financier a conclu une entente visant l’acquisition des actifs et de l’équipe de la firme Hillswick Asset Management basée à Stamford, au Connecticut.
Audio fil : Finances personnelles (French only)
Sylvain B. Tremblay, vice-président, Gestion privée, en entrevue avec Patrick Masbourian de l'émission Les éclaireurs, parle des gens qui donnent à leurs enfants une partie de leur héritage avant de mourir (chronique : 26 mars à 19 h 44)
Crainte d'une vague de décotes
Pierre-Philippe Ste-Marie, chef des placements, revenu fixe et Hugues Sauvé, vice-président, gestion active en entrevue avec Sophie Stival, journaliste financière de Finance et Investissement.
Quebec's household spending shows generational shift from boomers to millenials
Sylvain B. Tremblay, Vice-President, Private Wealth Management, in interview with Roberto Rocha, data journalist.