Mark Burgess


Mark has been the managing editor of since 2017. He has been covering business and politics for more than a decade. Email him at

Product news: AQR strategy comes to Canada

Plus, NEI partners with Picton Mahoney on alt fund

By Mark Burgess |January 30, 2024

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After the turmoil, balanced portfolios appear to be back on track

The equity portion may not be as strong, but bonds are contributing again

By Mark Burgess |January 24, 2024

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Product roundup: ETFs from Invesco, Purpose chase AI theme

Plus, the income products keep coming

By Mark Burgess |January 18, 2024

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Use of alternative data grows, with increased interest in AI: report

While more investors said they're using alternative sources, the costs of such data may be coming down

By Mark Burgess |January 17, 2024

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Product roundup: Guardian gets in on target-maturity bond funds

Plus, Evolve exiting the metaverse

By Mark Burgess |January 16, 2024

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Strong finish for ETFs in 2023 as fixed income leads annual flows

Dominant cash funds faced headwinds late in the year, reports say

By Mark Burgess |January 4, 2024

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Economy dancing around edge of recession going into 2024

Soft landings are in sight for Canada and the U.S., according to outlook reports from Scotiabank and BMO

By Mark Burgess |December 18, 2023

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Product news: CIBC, Franklin Templeton expand private offerings

Plus, Horizons to shutter its bull and bear marijuana ETFs

By Mark Burgess |December 15, 2023

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Easy profits may be over for corporate Canada, CIBC warns

Earnings expectations will need to account for a changing environment

By Mark Burgess |December 14, 2023

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Private markets face challenge of deteriorating economy in 2024

High rates continue to affect private equity valuations, while private credit faces default risk

By Mark Burgess |December 12, 2023

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Product news: Desjardins brings first ALDAs to market

Deferred annuities were first introduced in 2019 federal budget

By Mark Burgess |December 6, 2023

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ETF investors move to equities as stocks rally

Almost $4.9 billion flowed into Canadian ETFs last month, according to National Bank

By Mark Burgess |December 5, 2023

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AMT changes left out of legislation

Feds may be reviewing elements after pushback related to charitable giving

By Mark Burgess |November 30, 2023

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Firms adjust ESG disclosure, communication following scrutiny: report

Firms are reporting increased compliance costs as they respond to ESG guidance and regulatory "sweeps"

By Mark Burgess |November 29, 2023

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Changes to dividend deduction could impact financial products: report

The Liberals are moving ahead with a measure for financial institutions proposed in the 2023 budget

By Mark Burgess |November 28, 2023

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Product news: Wealthsimple launches private equity fund

Plus, new ETFs from Mackenzie

By Mark Burgess |November 22, 2023

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Feds sweeten tax incentive for employee ownership trusts

The first $10 million in capital gains realized on the sale of a business would be exempted under proposed change

By Mark Burgess |November 21, 2023

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Product news: Manulife offering annuities again

High rates and demand led the firm to re-enter the market five years after exiting

By Mark Burgess |November 20, 2023

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Product news: CIBC structured notes allow investors to bet on housing market

Plus, balanced funds go private and an AI-branded ETF

By Mark Burgess |November 17, 2023

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Wealth management division buoys Canaccord through another tough quarter

Inflation forcing some clients to withdraw assets to meet needs

By Mark Burgess |November 15, 2023

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