Raymond Kerzérho

CFA, Director of Research

Raymond is the Director of Research at PWL Capital. He rigorously analyzes PWL’s investment strategies and makes sure they are well supported by academic research. Raymond has worked extensively as an institutional portfolio manager, with a particular focus on fixed-income securities and derivative products
Raymond is the Director of Research at PWL Capital. He rigorously analyzes PWL’s investment strategies and makes sure they are well supported by academic research. Raymond has worked extensively as an institutional portfolio manager, with a particular focus on fixed-income securities and derivative products
Personal Wealth

The Impact of March 2020 on Your Portfolio

We have just gone through one of the most difficult months for investors. The worst part of it wasn’t the steep decline in our portfolio values, it’s been not knowing what’s coming up next. While it is surreal to see the world economy freeze up due to the global pandemic, it’s important to remember that equity bear markets, and the damage they inflict on portfolios, are part of an investor’s life.

Market Research

Straight Talk on Passive Investing

Michael Burry’s words reported in a Bloomberg article caused a good deal of commotion and may even have shaken some investors’ confidence in passive funds. In my opinion, the article delivers three negative messages about index funds without offering the slightest proof. Let’s take a closer look.

Market Research

It’s Wrong to Compare ETFs with CDOs

According to this Bloomberg article, Michael Burry (a hedge fund manager and the main character of the novel and movie The Big Short) draws a parallel between Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), whose disastrous flaws were partly responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and concludes that there is potential for a potential similar outcome in this market as well.

Market Research

Spotlight on high-yield bond ETFs

Given the meagre interest rates paid by investment-grade bonds and GICs, it is only normal that people are interested in investments with a higher return. That includes advisors, as high-yield bond (HYB) exchange traded funds (ETFs) offered by BMO and iShares alone hold over $2 billion in assets.That’s not chicken feed.