Assante Team


Beggar Thy Neighbour

Markets | Aug 30, 2019

A beggar-thy-neighbor economic policy is when one country attempts to remedy its economic problems by means that tend to worsen the economic problems of other countries. In the last few…

An Evening to Remember

Events | Aug 16, 2019

On Friday, August 9th, clients and friends of the Willems Wealth Planning Group gathered to enjoy the Abbotsford International Airshow, Canada’s premier aviation festival that’s hosted right here in our…

Central Bank Intervention

Markets | Jul 25, 2019

Since the financial crisis in 2008-09, the investment landscape has been dominated by one theme: central bank intervention or, more precisely, zero interest rates and increased money supply. Broadly speaking,…

Trade Wars: What’s the Point?

Markets | Jul 1, 2019

At the beginning of the year, an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China was noted as a risk to our outlook, which was that global economic growth is…