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Daily Market Commentary

The U.S. added 228k jobs in November

The U.S. added 228k jobs in November, which was above consensus of +195k.  Two month revisions added a marginal 3k jobs.  Following the volatility in jobs numbers as a result of the hurricanes, the job market has posted strong back to back…

The BoC left the overnight rate unchanged at 1%

As expected, the Bank of Canada released its monetary policy statement yesterday and left the overnight rate unchanged at 1%.  Although the bank sees strong growth from the U.S. along with stabilizing oil prices, the global outlook remains subje…

The BoC will release its monetary policy statement this morning

The Bank of Canada will release its monetary policy statement this morning, although the central bank is largely expected to leave rates unchanged.  Previously, the Bank has noted that growth in the second half of 2017 will slow compared to the…

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imaxx Canadian Fixed Pay Fund Update

In this update we provide our latest thoughts and perspectives, current positioning and portfolio differentiators for the imaxx Canadian Fixed Pay Fund along with commentary regarding the sustainability of the 8 cents per mon…

Foresters Financial Investment Management Company of Canada Inc. (“FFIMCO”)... at a glance

Established in 2002, FFIMCO (formerly Aegon Fund Management) offers six imaxxFunds™ to Canadian investors – featuring core fund offerings from an investment manager with a proven performance track records. Foresters Asset Management Inc. (“FAM”), formerly Aegon Capital Management, an affiliate, is the portfolio manager of the imaxx mutual funds.

FFIMCO and FAM are part of Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. We provide investment, life insurance, savings and retirement solutions that help families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their lives and communities.

Foresters Asset Management Inc. (“FAM”) oversees approximately $10 billion1 in retail, institutional, third party and asset liability matching investments. FAM is backed by the strength of Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider with total funds under management of $44 billion1, overseen by more than 30 investment professionals.

1 All figures in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2016