Anthony Layton

MBA, CIM®, CEO, Portfolio Manager

Tony is a founding partner, CEO and Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital Inc. in Montreal with over 35 years of experience helping clients achieve their financial goals. He is a firm believer that conflict-free advice is the only way to properly serve Canadian investors.
Tony is a founding partner, CEO and Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital Inc. in Montreal with over 35 years of experience helping clients achieve their financial goals. He is a firm believer that conflict-free advice is the only way to properly serve Canadian investors.
Personal Wealth

Tony’s Take: Responsible investing is a great option

I was struck by two news items last week that said a lot about where we are as a society and where we need to go. The first was the annual consumer orgy known as Black Friday, the kick-off to the Christmas shopping season. Once again, there were scenes from the U.S. of stampeding shoppers, frenzied merchandise grabbing and even fist fights as people tried to get in on bargains.

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Tony’s Take: Ontario government’s DSC meddling is bad for investors

Controversy continues to swirl around the Ontario government’s decision to torpedo a proposed ban on deferred sales charges (DSC) on mutual funds. A few weeks ago, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli shocked regulators and investor advocates alike by coming out against the ban. Not surprisingly, some big names in the mutual fund industry have cheered the decision.

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Tony’s Take: The worst of times, the best of times

What’s the worst month for stock market returns? If you said October, you would be wrong, but no one would blame you. Many people associate October with stock market misery because of three infamous crashes that occurred during the month—the Great Crash of 1929, the Black Monday crash of 1987 and the financial crisis crash of 2008.