Who does the data belong to? Start young to generate wealth. How to serve women’s financial needs. And much more in this week’s briefing.
The Fed announces an emergency rate reduction: Federal Reserve announces first emergency rate cut since the financial crisis
The BoC cut its rate by 50 basis points: Bank of Canada follows Fed with rate cut as virus fears mount
COVID-19 to impact trade activity: Coronavirus to become bigger trade barrier than U.S.-China spat
Institutional investors prefer private markets for investment: Institutional investors planning to allocate more to private assets: survey
Is a comeback due for value ETFs?: When will value ETFs emerge from their prolonged slump?
Chart of the week
An emergency interest rate reduction by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of 50 basis points, alongside an investor flight to safety, has pushed the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield to record-low levels. The S&P 500 Index was volatile again last week, as concern about COVID-19’s potential impact on the global economy was heightened. With equity prices falling, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 Index rose, and is now more than two times higher than the 10-year Treasury yield. How low can Treasury yields go? Let us know what you think.
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News and notes (U.S.)
Finding yield in private markets: Finding safe havens in private markets
Staying invested in the winners: PE firms are holding on to winners longer
Active fund managers’ returns relatively strong in February: Active fund managers outperformed as coronavirus shook stock market
Pershing adds two new fee options: Pershing announces subscription and zero-fee options for RIAs
Mutual fund sales and performance over the past two weeks: Mutual funds scorecard: March 3 edition
News and notes (Canada)
National Bank launches five new ETFs: National Bank introduces new ETFs
Invesco launches U.S. equity ESG ETF: Invesco ETF filters S&P 500 companies through ESG criteria
Banks reduce their prime rates: Several banks match Bank of Canada with 50-basis-point cut to prime interest rate
Understanding the RDSP: Common RDSP misconceptions
CWB expands presence in high-net-worth market: CWB buying T.E. Wealth and Leon Frazer from iA Financial
On the pulse – New frontiers in fintech
Who does the data belong to?: Fight over consumer data ownership pits banks against fintechs
Preparing to meet compliance standards: Transformative regulation finds its feet in 2020
The outlook for banking and capital markets, according to Deloitte: 2020 banking and capital markets outlook
Digital currency adoption could impact the U.S. dollar: ING economist: The US has most to lose in war of digital currencies
The challenges of succeeding in emerging markets: The unique challenges to scaling fintechs in emerging markets
Fintech sector being impacted by COVID-19: How coronavirus is disrupting the fintech sector
Start young to generate wealth: It’s easier to become a millionaire if you’re a millennial – not in your 50s or 60s, says money expert
Improving your family office: 4 practical tips to transform your family office into a proactive organization
Polls & surveys – What financials are saying
How to serve women’s financial needs (CIBC): Tips for meeting women’s financial needs
Retirement savers not deviating from their plan (American College of Financial Services): Retirement investors staying the course despite coronavirus worries: survey