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James was interviewed for Rob Carrick's column of January 23, 2007, which referred to him as "one of the country's foremost experts on preferred shares" and quoted as a "top expert" in a December 14, 2007, article. Further commentary and quotations may be found in:



An endorsement from an industry professional is something special - especially when that professional is formally a competitor!. Norbert Schlenker of Libra Investment Management writes:

I never recommend active management. Until today. Read about my experience with James Hymas as an active manager.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but I had done my due diligence. His philosophy harmonized well with my own in most respects. As best I could tell, he and I both believe that it is of long run benefit, particularly in fixed income, to:
  • Commit funds to an asset class as part of a diversified portfolio, and remain fully invested.
  • Focus on security selection and relative value, not timing and absolute value.
  • Measure performance relative to an appropriate benchmark.
  • Get paid to supply liquidity instead of paying to consume it.
I have good reason to be pleased with these results, and am convinced more than ever that Hymas is capable of delivering alpha from his management of Canadian preferred share portfolios. I am happy that I hired him 18 months ago and will continue to use his services.

On a final note, I loathe advertising and I disdain active investing. I realize that the above smells very much like the usual ad for an actively managed fund. I intend no such thing. I am just a happy client, happy to see that my default investing philosophy is wrong in this instance, and happy to recommend Hymas's services to others.


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James Hymas has written the following articles of interest to those investigating preferred share investing: