Richardson GMP
NOVEMBER 2014

To our clients:

Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter. This month we have a mix of personal and poignant. For our clients who have worked with Jason Leemans, Jason has written an update on life since he stepped back from the business, entitled “Where has the Time Gone?” I’ve included a poem by my wife’s Great Uncle Syd that has always brought home the meaning of Remembrance Day to our family. And of course we have some market-related insights and a quick checklist on health, a topic I know we all care about!

Also, our newsletter is now in a new electronic format... we hope you like it!

All the best,

Dwight, Tyler, Neil, Paul, Brenda, Jessica, & Wendy

Lest We Forget

Lieutenant Syd Dickinson served with the Seaforth Highlanders in Italy in WWII, losing the use of one arm in action at the River Savio. We knew him as Uncle Syd, my wife’s great uncle. He was a prolific storyteller and poet with a terrific sense of humour. “Of Them”, a poem of Remembrance he wrote, was published in the Vancouver Sun November 10, 2000. Here it is again, lest we forget.

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Where Has the Time Gone?

An update from Jason Leemans

I have thought of all of you often, and hope that everyone has been doing well and having a great year. With the summer now squarely in the rear view mirror, I thought it was high time that I surfaced to offer an update on what I have been up to and how life has been progressing.

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What is Quantitative Easing?

What exactly is quantitative easing, and how was it supposed to work for the American and global economy? Below is a short but excellent summary by The Economist Magazine from earlier this year.

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Ten Things You Can Do to Protect Your Health

I’m sharing a great piece from the desk of Leslie D. Michelson, “Michelson on Medicine”. Dr. Michelson consults to industry and government as CEO of Private Health Management. He spoke at the Investment Management Consultants Association conference I attended in October.

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Vikings on a Prairie Ocean

For those who are interested in Canadian history, Vikings on a Prairie Ocean, recounts the story of Icelandic settlement along Lake Winnipeg through the eyes of Glenn Sigurdson, a fifth generation Sigurdson from Riverton Manitoba.

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Jefferson|Steele

Dwight Jefferson, CIMA®
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0555 • Email

Tyler Steele, CFA
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0554 • Email

Paul Rietkerk, CIM, FMA
Associate Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0562 • Email

Neil Kumar
Associate Investment Advisor
Tel.: 604.640.0406 • Email

Wendy Lloyd
Associate
Tel.: 604.640.0556 • Email

Jessica Dewey
Associate
Tel.: 604.640.0405 • Email

Brenda Geib, BA
Associate
Tel.: 604.640.0559 • Email

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