Private equity heats up retail
La Caisse is among the buyers of world’s largest specialty pet retailer. The $8.7 billion deal to buy PetSmart is the largest private equity deal in 2014. Are more to come?
Alternative investments: three easy ways to play
It’s been awhile since WPs discussed alternative investments so we’ve gone in search of three options advisors might consider for the riskier portion of their client’s portfolios.
Canada’s top guns announced
Brendan Wood released its 2014 Top Gun awards last week – and there’s a few familiar names among the winners.
Alleged RESP list-seller appears in court
A former Rouge Valley Hospital employee, who allegedly sold investor lists to RESP dealers culled from patient records, appeared in court Friday. WP asked Ottawa lawyer Harold Geller for his take on the case.
WP creates a truly Canadian ETF
No, we’re not getting into the fund business. However, our latest poll asks advisors if they would recommend it.
Wealthsimple expands at furious pace
WP checks in with the CEO of online advisor firm as business gets up to speed.
Fun Friday reads
This entry about the decline in the debate in the economics profession is fascinating. The entire blog is kind of neat.
A Ferrari in your stocking?
Sergio Marchionne’s readying the Italian carmaker for its independence in 2015. The stock, no matter the price, is bound to be cheaper than its LaFerrari supercar.
Take a look at some really expensive Ferrari’s
A new LaFerrari will set you back $1.4 million. But that’s not the most expensive Ferrari ever sold. Not by a longshot.
Vanguard robo-advisor takes flight
The low-fee provider of ETFs and mutual funds flexes its muscles south of the border. Is Canada next?