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Episode 2: Managing investments in uncertain times

Anish Chopra, FCPA, understands investors have concerns over inflation, high-interest rates and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He’s also focused on the impacts of labour and product shortages.

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Our guest in this episode, Anish Chopra, FCPA, shares his approach when it comes to managing investments during times of macroeconomic uncertainty, and how being a CPA has helped him manage his emotions during high-stress periods. Anish Chopra is the managing director and portfolio manager at Portfolio Management Corporation. Prior to this, he oversaw over $100 billion dollars in investment management mandates as managing director of the Innovative Solutions Group at TD Asset Management.

Season 4 looks at what keeps CPAs up at night. When asked this question, Chopra points out that once you start losing sleep, it probably means you've structured your investments in such a way that you're unable to handle the economic uncertainty that you're facing, and it's best to make adjustments now. He explains how his training to become a CPA has helped him manage emotions when making difficult business decisions. As it turns out, what helps him get a good night’s sleep is asking himself, “How much of a decline can I handle?”

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect those of CPA Canada