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September 08, 2011
Income Trusts Didn't Disappear When The Government Eliminated Their Tax Advantage, But Most Changed Their Corporate Stripes. Can The Remaining Few Hold Out? Michael Decter, the senior portfolio manager, CEO and president of LDIC, an independent inve...
The Globe and Mail - Seeing the big picture with small-cap companies
September 08, 2011
Former public servant sees opportunity for Canadian firms in global trends Michael Decter is a Harvard-trained economist, a former backroom organizer for the New Democratic Party and a former public servant. That background isn't typical for a Bay S...
The homespun value investor
November 20, 2006
Michael Decter, formerly a mandarin in a couple of NDP governments, has undergone a metamorphosis and emerged as a manager of mutual funds that do opportunistic hedging. In his latest transformation, he is president and chief executive officer of La...
DJ CANADA TIP SHEET: Old-Fashioned Value Works For Decter
June 06, 2006
TORONTO (Dow Jones)--Being an "old-fashioned" value investor seems to be working just fine for Michael Decter. Decter is president and chief executive of Lawrence Decter Investment Counsel and lead manager of the C$18 million Redwood Diversified Equ...
Small hedge fund firm moves into mutuals: Redwood hires Decter
January 17, 2005
In the Canadian mutual fund industry, the big get bigger at the expense of the smaller companies. So it is a little unusual to see a new small player hit its stride. Redwood Asset Management, which has been selling hedge funds and now mutual funds, ...
Sharing some good times with the bear
July 28, 2002
Meet Gordon, a friend and articulate chap who goes to work every day in hopes of retiring sometime in the next decade. In a few moments, you may wish you were Gordon. If you are a bad person, you may jealously curse him, because Gordon has watched h...
Michael Decter stays the course
July 06, 2002
Michael Decter is in the daunting process of discovering whether a gifted amateur investor can make the considerable leap to competing with the pros on Bay Street, whether an erstwhile top-level bureaucrat identified with socialist provincial governm...