Under the cloud of a potential recession, investors are looking for shorter-term solutions, such as money market ETFs, to weather the storm with rate protection. In today’s episode, portfolio managers Alfred Lee, Chris McHaney, and your host, Kevin Prins, discuss which direction the sideways market will go. They also look at income-oriented solutions, oil and gas markets, and Canadian housing.
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.
With a possible recession on the horizon, investors are wondering if there are similarities between the current environment and economic downturns in 2008 and 2020. In today’s episode, portfolio managers Chris McHaney, Alfred Lee, and your host, Mark Raes, discuss what makes this situation different. They also look at the yield curve, mortgage-backed securities, dividend ETFs, and Canadian banks.