Our Views

  • Sometimes clients ask us, “Am I considered wealthy?” While “wealth” is a highly subjective and relative term, involving many more factors than financial assets, a high-net-worth investor is defined as someone who has more than $1 million of financial assets (i.e. excluding real estate, private ... Keep Reading >
  • “Most people have no idea of the risk they are taking in their bond portfolio.” That was the view of Richard Usher-Jones of Canso Investment Counsel, independent specialist manager for Newport’s bond portfolios, when he met with our Investment Committee this week. There are a couple reasons why ... Keep Reading >
  • By now, most investors have received their year-end account statements from their financial advisors/money managers. And by now, many investors may still be wondering about their investment return. Was it a good return? Average? Poor? The question we would ask is, “Compared to what?” Compared ... Keep Reading >
  • Our Investment Committee recently met with Tye Bousada of EdgePoint Wealth Management Inc., one of the three specialist money managers retained for the Newport Global Equity Fund. EdgePoint has performed well over the nine years since we invested with the firm. While they are pleased with that, ... Keep Reading >
  • A recent Globe and Mail article on the investment practices of Ultra High-Net-Worth investors caught our eye. The piece was based on global investment firm, KKR & Co.’s survey of investors with US$30 million or more in net assets. Since we have long modeled our investment approach on ... Keep Reading >
  • There has been a lot of news recently about financial troubles at certain Canadian real estate companies and non-bank lenders. It might cause investors to wonder if real estate as an asset class is still an attractive investment. Like so many things, it depends. At Newport Private Wealth, real ... Keep Reading >
  • The federal government announced last week that it will table its budget on March 22nd – putting an end to the guessing game. Speculation remains rampant about possible changes to capital gains taxation. Rumours are circulating that the federal government may increase the capital gains ... Keep Reading >
  • It used to be, a secure retirement income was generated from a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds. Bonds were the stabilizing force that provided income and offset equity risk. And for more than two decades, bonds have provided excellent returns. But with interest rates rising, the outlook ... Keep Reading >
  • Wondering where to invest in 2017? It’s a good question — one the Newport Investment Committee  spends a lot of time assessing and managing. In times like these, we think it is more important than ever to have broad asset class diversification in your investment portfolio — with ... Keep Reading >
  • A new chapter of populist politics was written in the United States last night with Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Washington insider Hillary Clinton in the most divisive election in recent U.S. history. Polls leading up to election night showed a tight race but with most pundits giving ... Keep Reading >