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  • Investment Opportunities in Tanzania
    Text  Lowassa, The Rt. Hon. Edward N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 Nov 2006, 156-163     A repeated appeal to governments in rich countries like Canada, to business and collateral governments, to work together to ensure that Africa's abundant natural resources not only contribute to their country's economic development but also that such rich resources should produce blessings not curses. Negotiations with mining companies to review ...
    Text  Lowassa, The Rt. Hon. Edward N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 Nov 2006, 156-163   A repeated appeal to governments in rich countries like Canada, to business and collateral governments, to work together to ensure that Africa's abundant natural resources not only contribute to their ...
  • Annual Financial Forum
    Text  Pyle, Andrew; Rubin, Jeffrey G.; Lewis, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 4 Jan 2007, 237-253     George Lewis RBC's view of the global equity markets. Some differences and agreements and assumptions with the speaker's co-panelists. A few words about the RBC Investment Strategy Committee. Who is on the Committee; what they recommend. Recommendations from the past; this view to remain intact. Some details of expectations. Why ...
    Text  Pyle, Andrew; Rubin, Jeffrey G.; Lewis, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 4 Jan 2007, 237-253   George Lewis RBC's view of the global equity markets. Some differences and agreements and assumptions with the speaker's co-panelists. A few words about the RBC Investment Strategy Committee. Who is ...
  • 2006 Investment Outlook
    Text  Fell, Anthony S.; Rosenberg, David A.; Nagy, Miklos, CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 5 Jan 2006, 231-250     Anthony S. Fell. Focus on two market segments: the outlook for commodity prices in general and secondly gold prices. Focus on the longer term - five years to a decade or more. Why a long view is essential in commodities. Some facts. A positive view based on several fundamentals - ...
    Text  Fell, Anthony S.; Rosenberg, David A.; Nagy, Miklos, CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 5 Jan 2006, 231-250   Anthony S. Fell. Focus on two market segments: the outlook for commodity prices in general and secondly gold prices. Focus on the longer term - five years to a decade ...
  • Opportunities in France
    Text  Trupin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 14 Apr 2005, 331-338     The French paradox. Welcoming foreign direct investments. Some facts and figures. France on the move and what that means, particularly in terms of economics. A major relaxation of the 35-hour work week. Legal restrictions on collective dismissals. France's R&D tax system. Sectors in common between France and Ontario. Ways in ...
    Text  Trupin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 14 Apr 2005, 331-338   The French paradox. Welcoming foreign direct investments. Some facts and figures. France on the move and what that means, particularly in terms of economics. A major relaxation of the 35-hour ...
  • 2005 Investment Outlook
    Text  Barisheff, Nick ; hornous, Daniel E., CFA; Rubin, Jeffrey G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 6 Jan 2005, 193-212     Daniel E. Chornous The Outlook for Gold in 2005. Varying opinions on price per ounce for 2005. Reasons for the rise since 2001. The nature of gold as money. Paper currencies. What a 10% investment in gold means in terms of one's portfolio. Gold as wealth preservation and hedging benefits ...
    Text  Barisheff, Nick ; hornous, Daniel E., CFA; Rubin, Jeffrey G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 6 Jan 2005, 193-212   Daniel E. Chornous The Outlook for Gold in 2005. Varying opinions on price per ounce for 2005. Reasons for the rise since 2001. The nature of gold as money. Paper ...
  • Annual Financial Forum
    Text  Waldman, Jeffrey; Sterling, William; Joseph, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 11 Jan 2001, 203-218     Jeffrey Waldman: The fixed income market. A recap of some fixed-income highlights from last year. Our current level of interest rates in historical perspective. Two themes that will dominate bond markets over the coming years. An outlook for this year. A potential movie sequel to watch for in the year ...
    Text  Waldman, Jeffrey; Sterling, William; Joseph, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 11 Jan 2001, 203-218   Jeffrey Waldman: The fixed income market. A recap of some fixed-income highlights from last year. Our current level of interest rates in historical perspective. Two themes that will dominate bond ...
  • Telecoms Convergence: Focusing Innovation and Reversing Canadian Talent Flight
    Text  Bruneau, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Mar 2002, 434-446     The apparent tension between self-criticism and smugness from an outside perspective, a look at the issues we face, probing their root causes, and suggest ideas to "turbocharge" our innovation, productivity and prosperity. First, a confession to be one of the brains in the drain - some personal history by the ...
    Text  Bruneau, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Mar 2002, 434-446   The apparent tension between self-criticism and smugness from an outside perspective, a look at the issues we face, probing their root causes, and suggest ideas to "turbocharge" our innovation, productivity ...
  • 2002 Investment Outlook
    Text  Arnold, John; McHugh, Michael T., CFA; Wellum, Johnathan M., CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 10 Jan 2002, 303-319     John Arnold: 2002 a modest year for equity markets. 2002 a low inflation year globally driven by low fuel prices. Productivity. Major theme for 2002 is buy European equities. The growing Federal European Union and that will mean. The US market. Bull and bear markets. Equities and dividends. A more ...
    Text  Arnold, John; McHugh, Michael T., CFA; Wellum, Johnathan M., CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 10 Jan 2002, 303-319   John Arnold: 2002 a modest year for equity markets. 2002 a low inflation year globally driven by low fuel prices. Productivity. Major theme for 2002 is buy European equities. The ...
  • 2004 Investment Outlook
    Text  Sturm, Frederick; Filippini, Anne-Mette de Place; Quinn, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Jan 2004, 157-174     Frederick Sturm A very bold prediction. The long term, with illustrative examples. Looking back at the Dow Joens cycle. What is going to drive the market. Another prediction. Why the speaker believes that in the next two to three years from now stocks will be lower than today. What a ...
    Text  Sturm, Frederick; Filippini, Anne-Mette de Place; Quinn, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Jan 2004, 157-174   Frederick Sturm A very bold prediction. The long term, with illustrative examples. Looking back at the Dow Joens cycle. What is going to drive the market. Another prediction. Why the ...
  • 2003 Investment Outlook
    Text  Cheng, Ben; Kellett, John; Schmeer, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 9 Jan 2003, 237-252     Ben Cheng His invitation to speak about the economy, interest rates, and where income markets are going in 2003. The portfolios that this speaker manages, and decisions he makes to shape portfolios. The interest-rate forecast and crucial role that it plays in managing funds. The market we have to look ...
    Text  Cheng, Ben; Kellett, John; Schmeer, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 9 Jan 2003, 237-252   Ben Cheng His invitation to speak about the economy, interest rates, and where income markets are going in 2003. The portfolios that this speaker manages, and decisions he makes to ...
  • Shareholder Democracy
    Text  Jarislowsky, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 28 Apr 1988, 352-359     Shareholder democracy and the concept of fairness. How things have changed for shareholders. The ethics of the business community. The speaker's background and what institutional investors do. The law in Canada and how it is inadequate. Some progress made. What institutional investors want and in what they believe. The need ...
    Text  Jarislowsky, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 28 Apr 1988, 352-359   Shareholder democracy and the concept of fairness. How things have changed for shareholders. The ethics of the business community. The speaker's background and what institutional investors do. The law in ...
  • Borderless Capital Markets: the Decade Canadian Investors Discovered the World
    Text  Wilson, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 20 Nov 1997, 181-190     Some insights into the financial markets. The speaker's witness to many fascinating and dramatic changes in financial markets over the last 28 years. The explosive growth of the global capital market in the last decade. Some figures. The lack of boundaries now for global capital flow. The surprisingly limited participation ...
    Text  Wilson, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 20 Nov 1997, 181-190   Some insights into the financial markets. The speaker's witness to many fascinating and dramatic changes in financial markets over the last 28 years. The explosive growth of the global capital ...
  • Important Research: Skill; Investing Without Market Risk
    Text  Rudd, David and Seco, Professor Luis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 22 Oct 1998, 181-190     David Rudd: How to insulate ourselves from market risk. Some background information about Refco Futures. Some details about Futures. A review of recent events. Where an investor can go if concerned about exposure to economic growth. The importance of the year 2001. Strategies and skills. Urging the audience to learn ...
    Text  Rudd, David and Seco, Professor Luis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 22 Oct 1998, 181-190   David Rudd: How to insulate ourselves from market risk. Some background information about Refco Futures. Some details about Futures. A review of recent events. Where an investor can go if ...
  • The Extension of Bank Control in the Financial Services Industry
    Text  Schultz, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 Feb 1996, 369-379     Two issues the speaker will address: "the concentration of banks' power in our financial system and; means of levelling the playing field between bank and non-bank players." Expectations of the 1997 white paper from the Department of Finance in Ottawa on the regulation of financial services in Canada. How it ...
    Text  Schultz, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 15 Feb 1996, 369-379   Two issues the speaker will address: "the concentration of banks' power in our financial system and; means of levelling the playing field between bank and non-bank players." Expectations of the ...
  • Investment Forum—1996
    Text  Brownridge, Alan; Hirsch, Veronika; Reed, Donald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 18 Jan 1996, 315-330     Veronika Hirsch. "Timing is everything." Turning bullish after the 1995 Quebec referendum and the possibility of another one by late 1997. The speaker's predictions that the TSE 300 Index will reach 6000 sometime this year and that gold will break out of its narrow reading range and reach $492.50 before ...
    Text  Brownridge, Alan; Hirsch, Veronika; Reed, Donald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 18 Jan 1996, 315-330   Veronika Hirsch. "Timing is everything." Turning bullish after the 1995 Quebec referendum and the possibility of another one by late 1997. The speaker's predictions that the TSE 300 Index will ...
  • The Challenge for Canada's Equity Market
    Text  Deacon, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 25 Jan 1968, 272-284     The equity market in Canada. Improving the communications system for stock markets in Canada. Assessing our capital market generally. Other stock markets and what is happening with them. The growing importance of institutional investors in the market-place. Competition emerging between various types of institutional investors. What banks, trust companies, and ...
    Text  Deacon, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 25 Jan 1968, 272-284   The equity market in Canada. Improving the communications system for stock markets in Canada. Assessing our capital market generally. Other stock markets and what is happening with them. The growing ...
  • Investment Outlook 1995
    Text  Goldring, W.; Landry, M.; Zechner, J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 12 Jan 1995, 575-591     Warren Goldring An interest-rate forecast for Canada in 1995. A definition of investing from Ben Graham. The inflation factor. Global investing. The forecast. Michael Landry Looking at the world differently than in the past. Changes and confusion. Global competition. Interest rates and inflation. Some strong markets in Europe. A look ...
    Text  Goldring, W.; Landry, M.; Zechner, J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 12 Jan 1995, 575-591   Warren Goldring An interest-rate forecast for Canada in 1995. A definition of investing from Ben Graham. The inflation factor. Global investing. The forecast. Michael Landry Looking at the world differently ...
  • North to Canada: An American Investment Banker Looks At Canada Today
    Text  Schmeelk, Richard J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 12 Nov 1987, 107-119     Some autobiographical notes. The speaker looking back at the Canadian financial scene of his early years (the 1950's). Progress seen by the speaker in the areas of French-English relations and dialogue between government and business. A review of "various strains" that have tested the bonds of friendship between Canada and ...
    Text  Schmeelk, Richard J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 12 Nov 1987, 107-119   Some autobiographical notes. The speaker looking back at the Canadian financial scene of his early years (the 1950's). Progress seen by the speaker in the areas of French-English relations and ...
  • Investment Round the World—Opportunities and Risks
    Text  Elliott, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 31 Aug 1987, 17-27     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Three subjects covered by the speaker: the major issues the speaker thinks that will impact on continuing prosperity around the world; the key factors for various countries to achieve growth and attract investment; and some ...
    Text  Elliott, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 31 Aug 1987, 17-27   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Three subjects covered by the speaker: the major issues the speaker thinks that will impact ...
  • Investment Policy and the Competent Stranger
    Text  Ellis, Charles D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 7 Apr 1988, 319-325     Remarks on the nature and tasks of the investment professional. Investment management. Ways of beating the market. What investment policy is and who is responsible for it. How to be a superior client. Selecting a manager. A test.
    Text  Ellis, Charles D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 7 Apr 1988, 319-325   Remarks on the nature and tasks of the investment professional. Investment management. Ways of beating the market. What investment policy is and who is responsible for it. How to be ...
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