Ian Soutar, a pillar of the Montreal investing community and active contributor to many Quebec charities and community organizations, has died, age 79.
A McGill graduate in engineering who subsequently obtained a fellowship to study at the London School of Economics, Soutar was co-founder of Pembroke Management in 1968 with Neil Ivory, Clifford Larock and Scott Taylor.
La tâche est douloureuse, mais indispensable, affirme Éric Tétrault, président des Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ). Pour profiter pleinement du futur accord de libre-échange avec l'Union européenne, les entreprises québécoises doivent accroître leur productivité d'au moins 5 % par an au cours des 10 prochaines années.
«C'est extrêmement ambitieux, il faut en être conscient. Mais je pose la question : avons-nous le choix ?» demande le patron des MEQ dans un entretien avec Les Affaires.
This week on Focus Montreal, meet a doctor who is part of a new film highlighting the high rate of depression among physicians, hear from a McGill prof and student about a life-altering trip and listen to what one teacher is saying about Quebec's new history course.
Hot Cities of the World tour
For eight years, a group of 40 McGill University students and alumni have gone to countries of the world which are enjoying strong economic growth.
When Shu Hattori started working at McKinsey & Co. in 2008, he constantly jotted down in a notebook insights into how to do his job better, harvested from his own experiences and by watching others around him. At one point, a colleague suggested the native of Britain and McGill University commerce graduate consider writing a book. By then, he had amassed about 70 principles drawn from the firm. He trimmed those to 47, which are featured in his new book The McKinsey Edge.
The recent news of fraudulent transfer of the Bangladesh Bank's (BB) US Dollar Reserve to yet unidentified beneficiaries has ignited a governance firestorm inside the country, while showcasing the vulnerabilities of a digital world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the international funds transfer architecture. This commentary seeks to discern the key aspects of forensic investigation and financial prevention.