Investments Unplugged podcast

Check out our insightful, lively podcast (over 23,000 listeners and over 54,000 downloads) for access to ideas from a range of experts who cover current market happenings, as well as investment trends and opportunities.

Episode 93: Investing in real assets —Market Insights Monthly Special Edition

May 3, 2024 | Ep. 93

Sticky inflation, economic uncertainty, and geopolitical risks. Now isn’t exactly the time to let your guard down.

Tune in to our new podcast episode with special guests Senior Portfolio Manager Eric Menzer, and Senior Managing Director Alex Catterick as they chat about private markets, alternative investments, and the importance of including real assets in your portfolios.

Don’t miss out on this special edition of Investments Unplugged.

Episode 92: Q&A—let’s talk about recessions

April 16, 2024 | Ep. 92

Recession is a word that gets thrown around often. But what exactly is a recession and how does it impact investors?

Join us for an in-depth Q&A session as we weigh in on a topic that’s become front and center for investors. Find out what you can expect in a recession and why you shouldn’t wait for one to prepare your portfolio.

For all this and more, tune into our new podcast episode.

Episode 91: Dividends in a different light—Market Insights Monthly Special Edition

March 20, 2024 | Ep. 91

Dividend investing is evolving, and so should your approach. 

Tune in to our new podcast episode to learn about the unique set of challenges faced by dividend investors in today’s environment.

Hear from our very own Senior Portfolio Manager Chris Hensen as he weighs in on the shifting landscape and explores the dividend opportunity set through a different lens.  

Don’t miss out on this special edition of Investments Unplugged.


About our hosts

Kevin Headland, CIM

Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Kevin has a range of responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major, Concordia University

Joined company: 2002

Began career: 2000

Macan Nia, CFA

Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

As Co-Chief Investment Strategist, Macan has a range of responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education. He analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Manulife Investment Management, and works with the portfolio management teams to provide clients and investment intermediaries with guidance and commentary on strategies and asset allocation weightings.

Education: Honors Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Joined company: 2008

Began career: 2011

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