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Finance

Jan 12, 2018
Are British Columbians better off financially than 10 years ago?
By the Editors

A decade after the Great Recession, Mackenzie Financial Corp. has surveyed 1,500 residents across the country about their current financial situation compared to 10 years ago—and what they expect for the future. The Toronto-based asset management firm found that: Nearly half of B.C.

Jan 10, 2018
Enter the Golden Triangle

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Most likely one of the topics of discussion at the January 22-25 Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup 2018 (in which Manning Elliott will be participating) will be what is known in B.C. mining circles as ‘the...

Jan 8, 2018
Dramatic rise in Canadian employment may affect interest rates
By the Editors

Canadian employment surged by 78,600 in December, defying general expectations that the economy would add just 2,000 jobs, according to a recent Global Research report by HSBC Global Securities Inc. Many of the positions were part-time (54,900), and most of the increase...

Jan 5, 2018
Why Canada’s economy is set to slide
By the Editors

In the third quarter of 2017, Canada’s economic growth slowed to 1.7 per cent (quarterly annualized) from an average pace of 4 per cent in the first half of the year. This is a sign that the economy will expand...

Nov 29, 2017
Canada’s first all-female angel investor club opens for business
Nick Rockel

Amielle Lake wants to make one thing clear: her new angel investment group may be called Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), but it’s interested in companies run by men as well as women. “We often get referred female ventures,” says the...

Nov 23, 2017
VanFunding conference explores blockchain and other fintech opportunities
By the Editors

Is blockchain the next big thing? What does financial technology mean for the global banking system? What’s an initial coin offering? Here’s your chance to find out. On November 28, the VanFunding 2017 Blockchain, Fintech & Funding Conference will see more...

Nov 16, 2017
Leadership: BMO’s Mike Bonner nurtures a new generation of leaders with a mix of drive and empathy
Scott Neufeld

In business, the person leading at any given point isn’t necessarily the one with the title and the corner office, says Mike Bonner, senior vice-president at BMO Financial Group, who heads the bank’s B.C. and Yukon division.“Leadership has nothing to do with the business card; it has nothing to do...

Nov 10, 2017
B.C. investment fund wins third straight Thomson Reuters Lipper award
By the Editors

Vancouver fund manager David Barr’s winning streak continues. On November 8 in Toronto, the PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. president and portfolio manager took home yet another Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award. This is the third consecutive year that value investor Barr’s...

Nov 9, 2017
Financial Planning Begins with a Friendly Chat

Is your financial future worth a half hour of pleasant conversation? For most people, the reaction to this question would be “of course.” But when it is proposed that the conversation be with a financial advice expert, the affirmative is often replaced by a range of excuses for not having that...

Nov 3, 2017
How will business fare with the NDP back at the helm?
Richard Littlemore

They’re back.The dreaded New Democrats, who former premier Christy Clark warned would ransack the provincial treasury and crash the economy, have seized the reins of government, with an electoral minority and the support of a perhaps more frightening Green Party...

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