Celebrating the music of Ian Parker at Kay Meek Centre

October 19, 2017

No stranger to Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, renowned concert pianist Ian Parker is both an occasional performer at the venue and a recent addition to their board of directors. Kim Mailey and Victoria Rogers have both had the pleasure of meeting Ian Parker several times, and as Season Sponsor through Mailey Rogers Group, they are thrilled to see an amazing talent offer his time and energy to the organization.

Ian’s contributions are also welcomed by the KMC community and staff, including Executive Director Rob Gloor. “Ian is a true performer,” Gloor shares. “To start with, he is an exceptional pianist. But on top of that, he understands the audience and knows how to connect with them during a performance.” On his recent appointment to the board, Gloor adds, “He contributes as someone who is passionate about building audiences and support for Kay Meek Centre, and as a musician whose expertise informs the artistic side of the organization as well.”

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A match made in Seattle

Canadian and U.S. morning comments

October 17, 2017

In our opinion, BBD is trading ~30% of its ownership interest in the CSeries for the strategic benefits of partnering with Airbus and safeguarding the CSeries’ sales potential in the U.S.. This deal should help to further de-risk this aircraft program as it transforms a significant competitor into a partner. We estimate that the potential lost value in terms of reduced stake is in the range of $600M-$900M which can be easily eclipsed by the value creation which Airbus brings to the table. Furthermore, with the CSeries program on shaky ground, there is very little (if any) value being ascribed to this program in the shares today so we expect that the shares should react positively to this news. Almost all of the value in BBD emanates from business jets & transportation and this deal should help to focus more attention on both those segments.

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Smart Woman, Smart Investor is back!

You're invited!

October 12, 2017

Mailey Rogers Group is pleased to announce that our presentation of Smart Woman, Smart Investor is back again!

This interactive, social presentation seeks to inform and engage women on the topic of investing. What sets our presentation apart from the multitude of presentation invitations you receive from the “Financial World” is the fact that we don’t sell. We want you to learn:

WHO created this place where women feel money is not a topic for conversation?

WHAT you really need to know about investing and we do it with humour….yes, humour and investing can be used in the same sentence!

WHY women often choose to hide their heads in the sand when it comes to their financial future.

WHEN should women step up and embrace their financial path. (We will give you a hint….NOW!)

WHERE women can get help to take those first steps.

HOW to put your head down on the pillow at night feeling safe and well-prepared no matter what the media says.

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Fundamental backdrop remains solid

Here's what we're thinking

October 10, 2017

Global markets have remained in a buoyant mood in recent weeks thanks to a steady stream of positive economic data and supportive monetary/fiscal policy developments. We have always maintained an optimistic outlook with respect to the ability of this current business cycle to continue generating healthy, albeit historically modest, growth. Recent data, however, has been beating expectations consistently with global growth climbing to 6-year highs and (even more impressively) broadening out to all major regions and economies. Falling unemployment rates, expanding business spending on capital expenditures and new highs in manufacturing activity are helping to provide an added boost to this current expansion phase which is in its 9th year.

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