PrefBlog is presented as a public service by Hymas Investment Management Inc., Manager / Trustee of Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fundand publisher of PrefLetter, a monthly newsletter directed towards long term buy-and-hold retail investors. James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc, with years of experience designing quantitative investment technology and applying this technology to conservative portfolios, seeks to provide institutions and retail investors with the information and advice necessary to produce top quartile returns in the preferred share market without the assumption of excess risk.

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October 18, 2019

Great news! FAIR Canada, that superannuation scheme for surplus regulatory staff is on its last legs: The primary advocacy group for Canadian investors is facing extinction after it has returned a $2-million grant, unable to raise matching funds. Th...

TD.PF.A : No Conversion To FloatingReset

The Toronto-Dominion Bank has announced: that none of its 20 million Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 1 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the “Series 1 Shares”) will be converted on October 31, 2019 into Non-Cum...

October 17, 2019

HIMIPref™ Preferred IndicesThese values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ IndicesValues are provisional and are finalized monthly Index MeanCurrentYield(at bid) MedianYTW MedianAverageTradingValue MedianMod Dur(YTW) Issues...

October 16, 2019

The Federal Reserve has announced the appointment of its Insurance Policy Advisory Committee: The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced the inaugural 21 members of the Insurance Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC). The IPAC provides information,...

SLF Upgraded To Pfd-2(high) By DBRS

DBRS has announced that it: upgraded Sun Life Financial Inc.’s (SLF or the Company) Issuer Rating and Senior Unsecured Debentures rating to A (high) from “A,” its Subordinated Unsecured Debentures rating to “A” from A (low) and its Preferr...