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  • Newsletter
    For insurance industry, trends such as demography, technology, regulatory and consumer behaviour can transform the way in which companies do business. Innovations can be disruptive and bring about challenges. While Thailand has many of the normal attractive characteristics of emerging markets, entry or growth strategies will need to be tuned to the emerging trends.

    Alan Merten, Market Leader, Insurance Consulting, South East Asia
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    A review of the Canadian large-cap companies that make up the S&P/TSX 60 (TSX: Toronto Stock Exchange) through the third quarter of 2014 reveals robust earnings growth and shareholder returns year to date.

    Ming Young, Christina Le and Sebastien Morrissette

  • Newsletter
    In this issue we examine the growing secondaries market for private equity funds and funds of funds.
  • Newsletter

    A review of the energy sector’s performance through three quarters reveals a fairly healthy picture, although the sector has been turned on its head the last month with oil prices plummeting.

    Erik Nelson, Ruben Sandoval and Ayush Gupta

  • Newsletter

    An examination of the 2014 year-to-date performance of the consumer staples sector reveals a mixed bag of financial results: lower yet positive revenue and earnings growth, with stable balance sheet outcomes and positive total shareholder returns (TSR), albeit notably below prior years.

    Mike Biggane, Jenny Hwang and Jamie Teo

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    An examination of the 2014 year-to-date performance of the companies in the materials sector reveals a complex performance picture, with strong growth and margins on an earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) basis, while other financial measures were flat or down.

    Chris Kozlowski, Ryan Lucki and Shui Yu

  • Newsletter

    According to IBM’s U.S. Retail Black Friday Report, sales in 2014 were up 9% versus 2013 and, interestingly, smartphones drove 35% of all Black Friday online retail traffic. However, when we look at the last three quarters of financial and stock market performance for the 88 companies within the retail sector of the S&P 1500, we see a decline in performance across the board.

    Mike Biggane, Kate King and Chris Marques

  • Newsletter

    The technology sector posted mixed results through three quarters of 2014.

    Phil Abrams, Jamie Teo, and Cathy Wang

  • Newsletter

    The third quarter showed promising results as the global economy continued its long recovery from the recession.  Year-to-date financial results for the S&P 500 show a mixed but overall positive picture compared to previous periods.

    Shui Yu, Chris Kozlowski and Steve Kline

  • Newsletter

    While the health care sector suffered an overall decline in financial performance through September 2014, some investors are growing bullish over the sector’s prospects as we look ahead.

    Mitchell Bardolf, Cathy Wang and Jang Han

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