CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with First Growth Funds Limited (CSE:FGFL) CEO Anoosh Manzoori about how his company provides advisory services to companies and invests across a diversified portfolio of different asset classes, including equity and convertible note investments in large and small cap public listed and private companies.
The company also invests in technology companies involved in the development of blockchain solutions as well as direct investments in established and liquid Cryptocurrency (for example Bitcoin and Ethereum).
Related Link: https://www.firstgrowthfunds.com/
CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. (CSE:TAAT) CEO Setti Coscarella about their objective to introduce an innovative, experience-driven alternative to tobacco cigarettes for tobacco smokers who aspire to leave nicotine behind.
Here’s an overview of what they cover in this episode of #HashtagFinance:
0:35 – Introducing Setti and the TAAT mission
1:57 – Setti’s background with Phillip Morris’ heat – not burn – product (IQOS)
4:15 – How Hemp/CBD cigarettes emulate a tobacco/nicotine smoke
7:43 – Manufacturing and marketing differences between hemp and tobacco cigarettes
11:53 – Recently secured manufacturing partner and patent filing
14:42 – Where TAAT is currently being sold and tested
16:37 – What you didn’t know about the tobacco industry
18:35 – Setti’s goals as the new CEO of TAAT
19:45 – TAAT’s opportunity in the 900Bn global tobacco market
CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with Charlie In, Chairman of Raffles Group Financial (CSE:RICH) about their recent listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange and their focus on providing customized public listing advisory services by working with audit, legal, tax and banking professionals.
Here’s an overview of what they cover in this episode of the #HashtagFinance podcast:
:49 – Serving public market prospects in China and Southeast Asia.
2:50 – Plans for growing the business through licensing to serve the massive Asia-Pacific region.
7:57 – The reasoning behind Raffles listing in Canada.
11:59 – Raffles’ strategic relationship with BMO.
15:22 – The ownership structure of Raffles.
17:31 – Charlie’s 20+ years of experience in finance.
19:44 – What to expect from the company in the coming months.
Raffles Financial is an exempt corporate finance advisory firm, registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which provides public listing advisory and arrangement services. Raffles Financial serves as an advisor for family trusts, family offices and investment funds. Raffles is expanding their representation in 30 regions in Asia-Pacific and believes that working with BMO PBA, it will give clients a complete suite of investment and private banking solutions starting from public listing services to family trusts and portfolio management.
CSE’s Phillip Shum chats with TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Director Joe Deighan, who discusses their recent public listing and subsidiary Taat Herb Co. who manufacture and sell premium hemp products including hemp cigarettes made from a proprietary blend of premium hemp.
Here’s an overview of what they cover in this podcast:
1:38 – Joe’s background in the e-liquid manufacturing sector.
3:30 – The taste profile of the TAAT hemp cigarettes.
4:48 – Why TAAT is addressing the tobacco market with CBD products.
5:50 – The size of the North American cigarette market.
6:33 – How management is supporting TAAT’s growth.
8:17 – The distribution opportunity for hemp cigarettes within the US.
10:08 – The banking advantages of hemp over cannabis in the US.
11:45 – Origins of the “TAAT” name.
TAAT Lifestyle & Wellness Ltd. is focused on hemp-based products that have been demonstrated to aid in improving health, quality of life, and overall wellness.
Taat Herb Co. provides a better-for-you alternative to tobacco that tastes and smokes as well as, or better than, traditional cigarettes. Taat Beyond Tobacco™️ Hemp cigarettes effectively deliver high yielding CBD & CBG without the “high” and without the scent or taste of cannabis.
CSE’s Phillip Shum recently hosted CEO Marilyn Schaffer from XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) to share her experiences in the payments industry and how the time was finally right for XTM to go public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
In this discussion, Marilyn shares how her experience in payments started with an Angry Birds payment card (2:18), how her firm is making it easier for restaurant servers to get paid and save (4:06), and how their app-based mobile wallet solution will revolutionize cash businesses (8:09).
Listen until the end to learn about Marilyn’s origins as a high-level musician (she obtained an Associateship with the Royal Conservatory) and the meaning behind the letters X-T-M.
CSE’s Phillip Shum was recently joined by Anish Chopra, Managing Director at Portfolio Management Corporation, to discuss his market perspectives based on a 20+ year career in asset management.
In this discussion, Anish shares how he sets himself up to recognize good opportunities in bad markets (3:24), why fundamentals are the key entry-point to investing in 2020 (4:55), and why it is imperative to understand risk tolerance before determining a fit with a financial advisor (6:26).
Listen until the end to hear Anish’s thoughts on the differences between the US and Canadian investment landscape, and his professional journey that has led him to being one of the most respected market commentators in Canada.
CSE’s Phillip Shum recently sat down with Peter Hodson, the founder of 5i Research, and former Chairman of Sprott Asset Management, to discuss what he’s learned over his 50 years of investing experience.
In this discussion, Peter shares the feeling he gets finding the little gems that turn into the “next big thing” (2:29), how his firm has answered over 103,000 questions from DIY investors, (7:08), and his explanation as to why a value investment isn’t necessarily a cheap investment (10:12).
Listen until the end to hear Peter’s thoughts on why there’s always something to worry about (in investing), and how to combat that with a long-term investment plan. Peter also shares his insights on “FANG” stock and why he believes their value may be immune to government intervention.
CSE’s Phillip Shum recently sat down with Mo Lidsky, CEO of Prime Quadrant, to discuss the market perspectives he has earned through advising 120 ultra-high net-worth families comprising $15 billion in assets under management.
In this discussion, Mo shares how his own challenge in obtaining unbiased, conflict-free investment advice led him to start Prime Quadrant (0:57), why his firm is applying a “super protective” mindset during these rising markets (5:09), his common principles and best practices for investing (10:39), and why it is potentially dangerous to apply recency bias when investing in fixed income products (14:42).
Listen until the end to hear how Mo’s own encounter with a fraudster led him to research and write his new book, “Selling Snake Oil” (19:03), and how he has leveraged his family office network to support his philanthropic efforts every year at the Prime Quadrant Conference (24:14).
CSE’s Phillip Shum recently caught up with Ian Tennant, Co-Founder and Director of Newsfile Corp., to reflect on the company’s origins starting 20 years ago.
In this chat, Ian shares how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act presented an opportunity for a new, national newswire service (1:04), his tips to maximize the most important real estate of a press release (4:00), and the key ingredients to reaching both Canadian and US investors (8:09).
CSE’s James Black recently joined his colleagues Barrington Miller and Phillip Shum to reflect on another eventful year at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs.
This special episode includes a wide-ranging discussion on the many highlights from 2019. The team discusses the numerous global destinations that the CSE covered throughout the year (1:53), the fascinating intersection between public cannabis companies and famous athletes (7:11), and the memorable events that left a lasting impression (11:25).
Listen until the end to hear James, Barrington, and Phil’s insights from interviewing over 80 entrepreneurs on the #HashtagFinance podcast, and the inspiration generated by the newly launched Market Open at the CSE Media Centre in Toronto (27:53).