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Mercer Completes Acquisition of Investment and Alternatives Consulting, and Wealth Management Operations of Pavilion Financial Corporation

Deal expected to give consultants and clients access to broader, deeper global research and specialist resources New York, December 4, 2018 — Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, announced that it completed its acquisition of the investment consulting, alternatives consulting and wealth management operations of Pavilion Financial Corporation (“Pavilion”) effective […]

Mercer to Acquire Investment and Alternatives Consulting, and Wealth Management Operations of Pavilion Financial Corporation

Transaction to complement Mercer’s existing investment consulting, alternatives and wealth management offerings August 14, 2018 – Global, New York/London Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the investment consulting, alternatives consulting and wealth management […]

Brexit Steamrolls Fed Model for Stock Bulls as Bond Yields Drop

Bloomberg, June 28, 2016 – With Treasury yields approaching 1.40 percent Monday, rising rates seem like the least of anyone’s problems. Still, should yields start to rise with economic growth still sluggish, the Fed’s warning would be relevant to equity owners, according to Alex Bellefleur, head of global macro research and strategy at Pavilion Global […]

Buy Emerging Market Local Debt, Or Focus On Bad Loans?

“…there are reasons investors should be positive on emerging market debt: emerging markets have issued roughly $65 million in euro-denominated bonds so far this year, and Pavilion Global Markets writes that emerging market debt is “set for a record year.”

ETFs to Hedge Against a Poor Earnings Season

ETF Trends, April 7, 2016 While slightly less pessimistic, FactSet projects first quarter earnings to decline 8.5%, which is significantly lower compared to its previous estimated earnings growth rate of 0.8% for Q1 2016 at the start of the year. Alex Bellefleur, head of global macro strategy and research at Pavilion Global Markets, argues that […]

This private equity fund’s goal is to help grow the family farm

Financial Post, April 6, 2016 Armand Kessous, private wealth counsellor and principal at Pavilion Investment House in Montreal, said Area One also provides good value for the high-net-worth Canadian families he advises. After 2008, many of them became more conservative with their savings, making farmland a particularly attractive store of value. “You can buy land […]

Investors should pay attention to this overlooked emerging market

The Globe and Mail, March 30, 2016 For investors beginning to reconsider their aversion to emerging markets, one overlooked developing economy deserves some attention, according to Pavilion Financial Corp. Emerging-market stocks have not fared well ever since the U.S. Federal Reserve started talking about curtailing the bond-buying program known as quantitative easing in 2013. But […]

Investors pile into Brazilian equities over bets on imminent regime change

Financial Post, March 18, 2016 “Investors are betting on regime change,” said Alex Bellefleur, head of global macro strategy at Montreal-based Pavilion Global Markets. “Dilma’s policies have been a complete disaster for Brazil, so investors are really looking for her to go away, and have a new government with better policies to curb inflation, make […]