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Five reasons I am getting back in the portfolio management game after nearly a decade off

As of a couple of weeks ago, after nearly a decade off, I got back into the portfolio management business, becoming an associate portfolio manager, for the i2i Long/Short US Equity Fund, with Belco Private Capital as the registered exempt market dealer for the fund. What motivated me to return to portfolio management? Here are five reasons:

There is no job like it

What other job ensures that every day is completely different? What other career puts you on the front line of every single important news event? What job expects you to predict the future? Think about it: Portfolio managers literally need to know almost everything. That’s because everything, collectively, impacts companies, the market and investment psychology. What other job has great math on your side? You can only lose 100 per cent on a stock when you are wrong. But when you are right — oh boy — you can make 1,000 per

5i Dec 08, 2020
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Donít Lose Money To Internet Scams. You Might Know Better, But Do Your Parents?

During Covid-19 there has been a surge in shoppers getting their first taste of e-commerce, together with seniors who may have bought their first computers to stay in touch with family and friends at a safe distance. Both groups are vulnerable to internet scams. “Covid-19 has presented cybercriminals and fraudsters with an effective lure to encourage victims to visit fake web sites, open e-mail attachments, and click on text message links,” said Evan Koronewski, a spokesman for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), which provides the federal government with information technology security. If you’re a veteran internet user you may easily recognize fake emails and web sites and know how to avoid being scammed. If you know someone who might not yet be so sophisticated, however, they should be warned. Even before Covid struck and governments advised people to stay home, a 2019 report by the U.S. Better Business Bureau pointed o

5i Nov 24, 2020