Could Preferred Shares extend their 2021 winning streak through 2022? While fixed income returns were tepid in 2021, preferred shares shone during the year, thanks to the introduction of Limited Recourse Capital Notes (LRCNs) and other factors. Join Mark Noble, Executive Vice President of ETF Strategy as he speaks to Fiera Capital Portfolio Manager Nicolas Normandeau, one of Canada’s largest managers of preferred shares, as he highlights his outlook for the year ahead on the asset class, the target return, the continuing benefits of LRCN replacements and how rising rates from the Bank of Canada will impact issuance yields. (Transcript)
About Generation ETFs
Brought to you by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc., this podcast is dedicated to the next generation of investing. In this series, Generation ETFs aims to educate and inspire advisors and investors by discussing market trends and investment strategies with leading experts in the industry.
The views/opinions expressed herein may not necessarily be the views of Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. All comments, opinions and views expressed are of a general nature and should not be considered as investment advice to purchase or to sell mentioned securities. Before making any investment decision, please consult your investment advisor or advisors.
Certain statements may constitute a forward-looking statement, including those identified by the expression “expect” and similar expressions (including grammatical variations thereof). The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the speaker’s current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. These and other factors should be considered carefully and listeners should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the speakers do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that is contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.
Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy, Horizons ETFsMark Noble is Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Noble has been with Horizons ETFs since 2010 and is responsible for the communication of its sales strategy. Mr. Noble works with Horizons ETFs’ sales and marketing teams to build out client education tools and initiatives that help Canadians become better ETF investors. Prior to working at Horizons ETFs, Mr. Noble was a personal finance journalist at the Advisor Group, a leading financial services publication that serves the Canadian financial advisor market.
Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, Fiera CapitalNicolas Normandeau is a member of the Integrated Fixed Income team and is a portfolio manager for the Integrated Fixed Income strategies, including the team’s Preferred Shares portfolios. Mr. Normandeau has 18 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2009. Prior experiences include positions as Wealth Management Analyst for a leading Canadian financial institution and a consulting firm. Mr. Normandeau graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He later received a Master’s in Management degree (MSc) in Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.