Richard Rooney, President and Chief Investment Officer, explores Burgundy’s investment approach as he discusses the current economic environment and meditates on the motivations behind the central bank’s monetary policy. Head of Private Client Group, Mathew Harrison, hosts this exploration into Burgundy’s investment approach.



Highlights of the session include:

  • 01:21: Recessionary triggers and the current economic environment
  • 07:05: U.S.-China trade war uncertainties
  • 08:49: Canadian federal election and the Canadian Energy sector
  • 12:17: Performance of Burgundy’s quality-value approach
  • 14:19: Expectations for the future
  • 16:36: Importance of bonds in a balanced portfolio

For an alternate format, access the transcript via the “Download PDF” link at the top of this post. The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Richard Rooney

Richard Rooney, FCPA, FCA, CFA

President, Chief Investment Officer

Mathew Harrison

Mathew Harrison, CFA

Vice President, Head of Private Client Group


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