Market Commentary: Market Volatility, Challenges in the Energy Sector and the Economic Recovery


PODCAST April 23, 2020

Nicola Wealth


Show Summary:

Rob Edel, Chief Investment Officer at Nicola Wealth, provides a Market Commentary with host Ethan Astaneh. Together, they look back at Q1 2020 and the journey the markets have taken this past quarter.

They discuss why and how the markets fell so quickly, the specific challenges facing the oil and energy sector and what this means for the upcoming US election. They also cover the global economic recovery and what that will ensue.


Guest Bio

Rob Edel

Rob is the Chief Investment Officer at Nicola Wealth.

Before joining the team at Nicola, Rob spent nine years working for one of Canada’s largest money managers and — most recently — as a Portfolio Manager responsible for managing U.S. equities for the firm’s high net worth clients. Previous to that, he spent seven years working for the Treasury Department of a Major Canadian Chartered Bank, splitting his time between Vancouver and Toronto. Rob has completed his CFA and is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).

For his full bio, visit: NicolaWealth.com/OurTeam/RobEdel


About Your Host — Ethan Astaneh

Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals, and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including; retirement income planning, business succession, and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer. Ethan is also the host for the Lead Impact and Market Commentary segments of the Wealth Exchange podcast.

For his full bio, visit: NicolaWealth.com/OurTeam/EthanAstaneh


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