April 2020 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   April 2020 Year to Date SIC Institutional 6.5% -6.8% Benchmark* 6.5% -3.5% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI From the aftermath of the...

SIC Investment Outlook for Q2 2020

We Won’t See It in the Economic Data We are often asked how we are analyzing markets in this crisis thrust upon us by COVID-19.  What are the economic indicators that we are closely watching?  What is it in the data that will provide us the confidence that things have...

March 2020 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   March 2020 Year to Date SIC Institutional -9.3% -12.5% Benchmark* -7.3% -9.4% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI The rapid spread of...

February 2020 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite  February 2020Year to DateSIC Institutional-4.2%-3.6%Benchmark*-3.9%-2.2% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI For market participants,...

January 2020 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   January 2020 Year to Date SIC Institutional 0.7% 0.7% Benchmark* 1.7% 1.7% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI The “Jekyll and Hyde”...

SIC Investment Outlook for Q1 2020

All Cylinders Fire in 2019 Annual returns in 2019 for all major asset classes were above historical averages.  This was due in a large part to the unusually weak results witnessed in December 2018.  In fact, nearly half of the total return in 2019...

December 2019 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   December 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 0.3% 14.3% Benchmark* 0.0% 15.1% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Our allocation to...

November 2019 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite November 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 2.4% 14.0% Benchmark* 2.3% 15.1% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Optimism was the...

October 2019 Report

SIC Multi Asset Institutional Composite   October 2019 Year to Date SIC Institutional 0.8% 11.3% Benchmark* 0.7% 12.6% * 5% T Bills, 35% Canadian Bond Composite, 20% S&P TSX Composite TRI, 20% S&P 500 C$ TRI, 20% MSCI EAFE (Net) C$ TRI Investor confidence was...

SIC Investment Outlook for Q4 2019

The Breadth Is yet to Come Global capital markets continued to perform well in the third quarter despite periodic disconcerting political headlines emanating from both Washington and London.  Financial assets (fixed income and equity) have been the primary...