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To better understand the attitudes and opinions of Canadian mutual fund holders, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) commissioned independent research firm Pollara to conduct a national study.


According to a report authored by the Conference Board of Canada, the financial services industry accounts for 780,000 jobs or 6.8% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP). While Toronto is Canada’s largest financial hub, there are employment opportunities throughout Canada.


Mutual fund managers typically use one of two investment strategies: top-down or bottom-up. The top-down approach begins by looking at macroeconomic data and trends (e.g., inflation, interest rates and economic growth) to determine the regions, as well as the sectors within regions, that are most likely to perform the best over a specific time period.