Joel Cohen Montreal

Posted by Admin | August 1st, 2012

The first rule is, if it sounds too good to be true then it is. If you are offered investments that are characterized as “risk free” and the returns are greater than what you could receive from a bank term deposit or similar investment, then the investment that is being presented to you is not real and most likely a fraud. Only bank term deposits and the like can be characterized as riskless. “Any investment that can offer the potential for higher returns must carry with it a certain degree of risk. It is that added level of risk that allows for the opportunity of a higher return,” says Joel Cohen a corporate finance consultant from Montreal. “There are no exceptions.” Joel Cohen has a consulting firm based in Montreal which focuses mostly on technology companies where he consults in areas such as corporate structuring mostly with respect to going public transactions, strategic growth and corporate finance. Far too often we read in the news about some fraud ridden investment scheme somewhere in the world where investors were promised guaranteed “riskless” annual returns that were well above bank term deposit rates. The facts are that these types of investments do not exist. “Prospective investors need to be very diligent before investing their money and cognizant of the relationship between risk and return.” said Joel Cohen, “One of our client’s was ranked as a top IPO performer on the TSX Venture in the past and investors in that company saw their initial investment grow by five fold over a 4 year period, that’s a 49% compounded return year over year for four years. But there certainly was risk in making that investment.” Joel Cohen holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation and has a bachelor of finance from Concordia University in Montreal and has lectured in business valuation in the McGill University MBA program in Montreal.

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