Cidel: Big Capability Delivered on a Human Scale

One of the goals of our re-brand was to better articulate our unique combination of asset management, fiduciary and trust services, but also the unique personality of Cidel. Though we deliver the full breadth of a large global private bank, we strive every day to deliver those services in a more thoughtful and meaningful way to our clients. It’s why you won’t see stock images of random “office workers” in our materials – you’ll see the people you deal with on a daily basis. To look for familiar faces visit our new website

Hot Buttons for Leading Investors

Institutional Investor gathered an esteemed group of endowment and pension fund Chief Investment Officers for a mid-year roundtable on the markets, with very frank and interesting commentary on a number of hot-button issues including the challenges of investing in a low interest rate environment, the role of hedge funds in a portfolio context and of course, active vs. passive – all topics we love discussing!

The Power of Simple Questions

At Cidel, we spend a lot of time understanding our client’s objectives, and that means asking a lot of questions. You can’t develop truly customized solutions if you don’t. One of the biggest mistakes we can make, however, is asking overly complex questions designed to make us appear smarter than we are. The reality is that we learn more from simple questions, and are often afraid or too proud to ask them. Paul Hanson has written an outstanding piece on the merits of simplicity. We commit to taking this approach and encourage you to do so as well when you are meeting with us. There are no stupid questions!

Looking Beyond the Headlines

Yes, Europe is rife with problems – Brexit, terrorism, teetering Italian banks. It makes global investors’ focus on the US all the more understandable. Beyond the headlines, there are many compelling arguments to invest in European equities. Nir Kaissar of Bloomberg focuses in on the profitability cycle and return on equity, and makes a compelling argument that European companies are primed to return to their long-term profitability average.