Investor Education: The Nicola Global Equity Fund with Sean Oye


PODCAST March 7, 2019


Show Summary

In this episode of The Wealth Exchange, host, Mark Therriault, introduces a new series where we dive into individual asset classes to help provide a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes into why and how we invest in each of the Nicola Wealth funds.

So, to kick things off, Mark interviews Sean Oye, Portfolio Manager of the Nicola Global Equity Fund. They have a great conversation about the fund, including a dive into what the fund is, the strategy behind it and the global markets that influence returns.


Key Takeaways:

[:29] About The Wealth Exchange’s new series.

[1:14] Sean describes what global equities consist of and what the space looks like.

[3:20] When it comes to global equity, why doesn’t Nicola Wealth manage the underlying managers (like they do in Canada and U.S.)?

[4:32] How the Portfolio Management Team makes decisions on what the allocations are for each manager and whether or not they want each manager to work in a different environment or space.

[5:52] Does Nicola Wealth’s Portfolio Management Team review markets and make allocation changes on a quarterly or annual basis?

[7:02] Are there big differences in the Asian or European markets compared to the U.S. market? Or are they relatively the same?

[7:55] Are Sean Oye and his team looking at global markets as a potential opportunity?

[10:24] Is Nicola Wealth positioned defensively or aggressively when it comes to global equity?

[11:37] Is each manager doing something a bit differently than the others? And why?

[13:30] When Sean looks at the global markets outside of Canada and the U.S., where does his team see opportunity and value going forward in the year.

[14:35] Why is the Asian market selling 3x less the multiples than companies in the U.S. are selling?

[15:29] What’s Nicola Wealth’s position on Europe? Do they have a large exposure there?

[17:05] Mark and Sean discuss the potential of there being more buying opportunities in the European and Asian markets.

[18:11] Sean’s final points in regards to the global equity fund.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Nicola Global Equity Fund




Kimberley Clark




Guest Bios

About Your Host — Mark Therriault

Mark is the Financial Advisor and partner of Nicola Wealth Management — and your host for The Wealth Management podcast.

As a member of the Nicola Wealth Planning Team since 2006, Mark has become his clients’ trusted advisor. He prides himself on providing an exceptional experience to his clients while quarterbacking their financial affairs.

Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Finance from the University of Calgary. He went on to secure his CFP designation and also completed the CIM, CSC, the B.C. Life Insurance License.

For his full bio, visit: nicolawealth.com/ourteam/marktherriault



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At the time of recording, the following securities are held by Nicola Wealth:

  • Visa
  • Microsoft

Mention of these securities is not a recommendation to buy or to sell.