Viewpoints by Alex Grassino, at Manulife Investment Management
Alex provides global macroeconomic and financial markets research for the multi-asset solutions team and helps implement the tactical asset mix overlay for selected Canadian balanced fund mandates. He joined the firm when Standard Life's Canadian operations were acquired by Manulife in January 2015. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments in 2012, Alex worked as an equity research analyst and as a financial markets economist at Laurentian Bank Securities.
Education: B.A., Economics and History, McGill University; M.Sc., Financial Services Management, University of Surrey
Joined the company: 2015
Began career: 2001
Small increases in inflation can have outsized consequences for retirees’ portfolios. How do you plan for retirement in a new inflation reality? We quantify how much rising prices can impact investors’ retirement plans, and the changes that can be made to increase the odds of reaching their goals.Read more
The BoC left interest rates unchanged at 0.25% at its meeting on January 26. The central bank’s decision defied market expectations and caught many investors off guard.Read more
Optimism about the reopening has faded as supply chain disruptions, inflation, and changes in the labor market weigh on sentiment. We examine how returns expectations across asset classes have changed in recent months.Read more