The return of the stock picker

Vincent Fournier, CFA, is a portfolio manager at Claret Asset Management, in Montreal. According to him, the key to the success of any active strategy lies in the duration. Read this French article as well as Mr. Fournier’s comments on Finance et Investissement

Three “outside of the box” blue chips

Les Affaires asked Vincent Fournier, portfolio manager at Claret, if blue chips still existed. Yes, he replied, but with many nuances. He explains how to find them and suggests some interesting names. Read this French article on Les Affaires

Pros & Cons of Robo-Advisors

Most robo-advisors have the perks of being cheap and relatively easy to use. But, would you rely solely on them when it comes to making important investment decisions? Vincent Fournier, Portfolio Manager at Claret, believes that receiving good advice from a real investment professional will prevent you from making unnecessary mistakes. Watch this French interview on Les Affaires

What will be the impacts of the Fed’s decisions on the Canadian dollar?

The US Federal Reserve has decided to reduce the liquidity it injects into the financial system. Will this decision have a big impact on the financial markets? Vincent Fournier, Portfolio Manager at Claret, believes the markets had plenty of time to prepare for it. Watch this French interview on Les Affaires  

Diversification, an investor’s best friend

The sound diversification of a portfolio of securities and bonds avoids errors that could prove very costly, says Vincent Fournier, portfolio manager at Claret. Watch this French interview on Les Affaires

Index funds, the end of active management?

Does the growing popularity of index funds mean the end of active portfolio management? According to Vincent Fournier, portfolio manager at Claret, the choice of an index fund is a defensive strategy and should not be the sole investment vehicule for savers. Watch this French interview on Les Affaires

Ethical investments, really?

Frequently, investors meet their financial planner with the desire to invest in ethical funds. However, taking a closer look to a benchmark index in the sector, we find a few unpleasant surprises, says Vincent Fournier, portfolio manager at Claret.  Watch this French interview on Les Affaires