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Unreliable Investment Strategies

The Futility of Large Cap Active Management Percentage of Funds Underperforming the Index   1-Year (%) 3-Year (%) 5-Year (%) 10-Year (%) Canadian Equity 76.9 94.4 90.3 91.0 US Equity 78.6 92.0 96.0 97.4 International Equity 55.6 86.0 91.5 95.2 Global Equity 77.5 93.2...

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April 2019 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   April 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 2.4% 11.0% Benchmark* 2.2% 10.2% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Global stock markets performed...

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SIC Investment Outlook for Q2 2019

Lessons Learned The first quarter saw global markets surge higher.   Both global equities and fixed income posted strong results.  Global equities as measured by the MSCI World Index returned a whopping 10.2%.  While it is true that two important developments carried...

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March 2019 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   March 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 1.9% 8.3% Benchmark* 2.2% 7.9% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Global capital markets continued to...

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February 2019 Report

 SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite February 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 1.8% 6.3% Benchmark* 1.9% 5.5% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Global equity markets continued to...

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January 2019 Report

 SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   January 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 4.5% 4.5% Benchmark* 3.6% 3.6% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI  The new year brought new...

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SIC Investment Outlook for 2019

Keep Calm and Carry On The fourth quarter of 2018 served as a stark reminder that the combination of modern technology and fragile human emotion can periodically wreak havoc on day-to-day equity valuations.  Despite ongoing solid fundamentals (low interest rates, tame...

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December 2018 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite December 2018 Year to Date SIC Institutional -2.7% -3.7% Benchmark* -2.4% -1.6% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Investor sentiment took a turn...

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November 2018 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite November 2018 Year to Date SIC Institutional 1.6% -1.0% Benchmark* 1.5% 0.8% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI After enduring a drubbing in...

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