Interview opportunities from the November Report on Business magazine
TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - When the market began to unravel, no one - not
even Canada's smartest hedge fund manager - could predict how swift and deep
it would fall. Only a few months earlier, Rohit Sehgal, chief investment
officer of DundeeWealth's Dynamic Funds, was crowned the top hedge fund
manager in his class in North America. Riding high on a wave of three-year
returns of 60% for his flagship fund, experience told him that the market
madness would pass. But his gut was wrong. During the first week of October,
the primary commodity index experienced its worst five-day plunge in more than
50 years, leaving Sehgal with painful monthly performance numbers. In the
November issue of Report on Business magazine, available on Friday,
October 31, ROB correspondent Sinclair Stewart explores how someone at the top
of his game is facing one of the worst markets in 75 years.
Other highlights from this month's issue:
- This little yogurt went to the market - These days, empty shelves are
part of the typical shopping experience at Loblaws - and the kinks in
the grocer's distribution chain have been crippling its earnings, not
to mention its reputation. With the arrival of competition from Wal-
Mart's food Supercentres, Loblaws launched an overhaul of its supply-
chain operations, uncovering seemingly innocent inefficiencies that
cost millions. One of the most telling examples: Logistics experts
determined that it took a container of yogurt 16 days to journey from
the manufacturer's plant to a Loblaws shelf. Editor-at-large Joanna
Pachner visits the grocer's gargantuan new warehouse - it's the size
of 13 football fields - to discover what the distribution holdup was
and how it's being fixed.
- Canada has to be more Albertan - Or is it the other way around?
Calgary is, by many accounts, the hub around which the country's
economy now revolves. If other provinces start following the Alberta
model, Canada will become more entrepreneurial, less class-ridden and
more deregulated. And Alberta will change, too, thanks to the influx
of hundreds of thousands of people from other provinces and from
abroad, becoming more urban and diverse. But before everyone gets too
cozy, Report on Business reporter Gordon Pitts examines how both
Canada and Alberta need to change first, in 11 easy steps.
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