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AFS Insights: Individual Services

Mental Health Week is May 2-8, 2022

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. While the COVID-19 pandemic presented many unprecedented challenges, often people identified positive aspects, or “silver linings,” such as finding a sense of community, gratitude, and the belief the pandemic may propel positive social change. The pandemic reinforced the importance of empathy…. Read more »

Investment Commentary – March 31, 2022

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it.  The first few months of the year have been challenging in a number of ways.  We want to share the following comments with you. An uphill start to 2022: War in Ukraine and… Read more »

How to handle market declines

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t fear loss. Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman demonstrated this with his loss aversion theory, showing that people feel the pain of losing money more than they enjoy gains. The natural instinct is to flee the market when it starts to plummet, just as greed prompts people to jump… Read more »

Navacord continues to grow in British Columbia with Arbutus Financial

TORONTO, ON, March 16, 2022 – Navacord Corp., a leader in risk management services and the fastest growing multi-line broker in Canada, is pleased to announce the addition of Arbutus Financial Services, effective March 1, 2022. With locations in Vancouver and Nanaimo, Arbutus Financial provides a corporate portfolio including group benefits and retirement consulting, and… Read more »

Investment Commentary – January 25, 2022

What’s causing the recent market volatility and selloff? Our 2022 road trip just started — did we get a flat tire already? The start of 2022 hasn’t been kind to U.S. equity investors. As of Friday January 21, 2022, early afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite price indices were down… Read more »

Have you heard of Responsible Investing?

Responsible Investing (RI) refers to the incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments. RI has boomed in recent years as investors have recognized the opportunity for better risk-adjusted returns, while at the same time, contributing to important social and environmental issues. The world of RI is growing,… Read more »

Take stressing about finances out of your plan this summer

Welcome to summer! If there was any way to remind us that we have now started summer, last week’s heat wave definitely got our attention! This summer, the only thing we want you to worry about is if you have enough popsicles in the freezer – your finances shouldn’t be burning you out. We recommend… Read more »

Have you heard of Dying With Dignity Canada?

Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is a the national human-rights charity committed to improving quality of dying, protecting end-of-life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering. End-Of-Life Considerations End-of-life care and choice decisions are a right that is unique to each individual. DWDC strives to provide individuals with information about all options available to them… Read more »

Mental Health Week is May 3-9

CMHA Mental Health Week 2021 It’s the CMHA Mental Health Week, this year the focus is on how naming, expressing, and dealing with our emotions – the ones we like and the ones we don’t – is important for our mental health. Heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. When we voice our… Read more »