Fears of contagion momentarily gripped markets in the wake of FTX’s meltdown and bankruptcy filing. In today’s episode, portfolio managers Winnie Jiang, Chris McHaney, and your host, Mark Raes, explore the potential for future regulation in the crypto and blockchain ecosystem. They also discuss the latest inflation data, currency hedging, and the success of low volatility strategies this year.
Director, Portfolio Manager, Exchange Traded Funds
Chris has over two decades of experience in the investment industry and currently serves as portfolio manager for derivative-based and equity-based portfolios. This includes the management and trading of options on Canadian, US and European equities and ETFs. He also manages various cross-asset portfolios, which include Canadian and US fixed income and global equities. He has taken on numerous roles since joining BMO Financial Group in 2002, including Manager of Investments for BMO Asset Management Inc. where he was responsible for mutual fund manager monitoring and selection. In this role, he was also responsible for overseeing the currency hedging program across the mutual fund platform. Chris holds a BBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.
Are rate hikes here to stay? In today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Chris McHaney, and your host, McKenzie Box, anticipate the Federal Reserve’s next move. They also discuss ways to stay invested, Nasdaq versus the S&P 500, Biden’s plan to tax windfall profits, and covered call strategies.
Canada’s consumer price index eased slightly to 6.9% in September. Will inflation continue to tick down? In today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Chris McHaney, and your host, Mckenzie Box, explore the sticky components. They also discuss U.S. banks and higher loan loss provisions, the Bank of England bailout, dividends, and emerging markets.