International relations and the stock markets

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In 2017, the United States struck a Syrian airbase in response to an alleged chemical attack perpetrated by Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, despite Russia’s warning about…

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Outlook 2022 – Forging Ahead…

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Drum roll please: 2021 has been a fantastic year for the stock markets. In these circumstances, how should we invest in 2022?

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Quatrième révolution industrielle

The 4th industrial revolution

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The fourth revolution arrives at stellar speed with amplitude and impact. Its catalysts include the Internet of Things and big data.

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fiducie

The wise use of a trust in Canada but also in an international context

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Apart from interpretations and beliefs, a trust is and will remain a wonderful standardized, proven, adaptive, and internationally recognized multi-generational wealth planning tool necessary to protect not only family wealth but also family values for several generations.

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Family Offices and Personalized Wealth Management 

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Sustainable finance is no longer synonymous with utopia, but climate risks are still only marginally translated into economic and financial risks.

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Énerfie fossile

Investments in Fossil Fuels – Is This Our Exit?

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Sustainable finance is no longer synonymous with utopia, but climate risks are still only marginally translated into economic and financial risks.

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philantropy

Philanthropy, the Wealthy & Family Offices

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The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to increasingly more initiatives in order to encourage the wealthiest people to give a portion of their wealth to charity.

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Pandemic and Major Gifts: An Equation with Many Unknowns

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In the context of the pandemic, many organizations are seeing an increase in demand for services juxtaposed by a steep decline in resources.

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family office

Family Office 2.0 : Creating value

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Like Blue Bridge, family offices have become major players in the financial community, often investing alongside pension funds and other institutional investors.

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optimiste malgré tout

Stock Markets- Optimistic Against All Odds

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In this time of turmoil, when we are all inundated with information of varying relevance and subject to harsh social restrictions, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel and believe that we will see economic recovery and a return to “normalcy”  (…)

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l'or numérique

Gold may no longer be yellow

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Analysts at JPMorgan Chase, who had previously been roundly criticized, recently concluded that “he use of bitcoin by traditional investors is just beginning”, comparing the digital and decentralized currency to gold.

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où investir

Where to invest Post-pandemic?

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The very role of a Family Office, however, is to generate ideas that are likely to create value for its clients and thereby have a positive impact on their families and the world we live in. That’s our mission!

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You can’t eat money!

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In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development published the Brundtland report entitled “Our Common Future.”

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le vieillard et le pauvre, conte du 21e siecle

Old man, poor man, a 21st-century tale

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For the first time in the history of humankind, people’s lives are taking precedence over the economy. Why now, and what are the consequences for humanity?

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Impact Investing- An Imperative for Today and Tomorrow

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The ESG criteria help determine whether a company is working towards reducing harmful practices, but do not indicate whether an organization has a positive effect on society.

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Tomorrow’s intelligence or Homo Laborus

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In a recent article , I put forth the question of how Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) would have handled the coronavirus pandemic. What would AIM have considered more important—the health of thousands of individuals or keeping billions fully employed?

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We Are Not Alone in the World…

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When the torrent of news and false news becomes too distressing, I ground myself with the simple fact that 99.98% of the world’s population is safe, healthy

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I May Have Figured It Out…

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This year, I took my time before writing my annual column on the stock market outlook. (…) But today, in the light of the coronavirus health crisis, I think I have understood.

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Sustainable Investment; ESG Analysis Is Insufficient; Hurray for Impact Analysis!

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Responsible finance is on everyone’s lips. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are an increasingly important priority for governments and investors. But this designation encompasses several disciplines which have very different strategies and results.

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fred cordier

Art, Blue Bridge Art Advisory and Investment…

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Artistic Heritage Management Service: This service, originally developed to allow Blue Bridge to acquire a contemporary art collection (the “Blue Collection”), assists Blue Bridge clients in making artistic investments. To that end, Blue Bridge has acquired a network of experts, art galleries, insurers, etc.

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humain au coeur

Family Office’s mission is to make people the focus of financial services.

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Almost half of dissatisfied Canadians (44%) plan to switch wealth management firms within the next three years. This statement taken from EY’s 2019 Global Wealth Management Research Report clearly shows that traditional managers are no longer meeting their clients’ expectations.

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The trust, the latest tool in civil law?

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The concept of a trust should soon be included in the Swiss Civil Code. As with other civil law jurisdictions, such as Quebec, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, …

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Family office manage asset

The Family Office More Than Asset Management Services for Families

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Alain E. Roch, MBA President and CEO Alain.Roch@bluebridge.caMy longest-standing client often repeats it to me: “the role of the family office is to help manage…

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What do billionaires dream of?

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We know just how billionaires invest…. for example; we know that in 2018, they focused on private investment and real estate.

But what do we know about their dreams, their aspirations and their expenses? Nothing, or just about!

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