Posted on: January 31, 2014

Kevin O’Leary Answers Your Questions

Blunt, colourful and outspoken, Kevin O’Leary has become the Don Cherry of Canadian business. The entrepreneur, author and TV fixture (Dragons’ Den in Canada, Shark Tank in the U.S.) was in town this week and sat down with The Gazette to answer a series of questions submitted by readers. Here’s an edited transcript of that conversation.

Posted on: December 13, 2012

Learning to Invest Like Kevin O’Leary

December 13th, 2012

I had the pleasure of attending a live talk by Kevin O’Leary where he discussed his views on investing and how to make money in this volatile financial environment. He shared some insight into his personal finances including his high level asset allocation and was surprised to learn that his personal investment style is actually quite conservative.

Posted on: June 18, 2012

The Dragon of Dividends

Investor and TV host Kevin O’Leary likes to tell how his investment strategy derives from his mother’s preference for safe stocks that pay dividends.

“She’d say the same thing every week when she got paid,” said O’Leary at a presentation in Victoria June 12 sponsored by Alitis Investment Counsel. “She’d say: never spend the principle – just the interest – and never buy a security that doesn‘t pay a dividend.”

Posted on: June 10, 2012

Take a Stand: Don’t Listen to Advice That Goes Against Your Instincts

KEVIN O’LEARY IS ON one helluva roll. When he’s not busy running one of Canada’s biggest mutual funds, he’s becoming a genuine television personality, starring as the straight-talking co-host on CBC’s The Lang and O’Leary Exchange and the intimidating financier on the Dragon’s Den.

Kevin O’Leary’s ‘Cold, Hard Truth’ on Gold Investing
Posted on: May 10, 2012

Kevin O’Leary’s ‘Cold, Hard Truth’ on Gold Investing

Kevin O’Leary’s ‘Cold Hard Truth’ on Gold Investing May 10, 2012

Posted on: May 2, 2012

Taking on the Fund Managers

In 2007, business television personality Kevin O’Leary went shopping for a fund management firm he could call his own; one that matched his value-yield style of investing. He soon clicked with Stanton Asset Management chief and Wall Street veteran Connor O’Brien, and the pair launched O’Leary Funds, which has seen its assets under management grow from $400-million in year one to $1.2-billion today. Mr. O’Brien recently spoke with Dan Ovsey about the genesis of O’Leary Funds, working with a celebrity and the strategy behind the success of the relatively new partnership. Following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Posted on: January 10, 2012

The Merchant of Truth: In Conversation with Kevin O’Leary

Whether you hate him, despise him or loathe him, one thing is for certain… business tycoon Kevin O’Leary knows how’ make a memorable impression. Known as the cruel one on the hit CBC shows Dragons’ Den and Lang O’Leary Exchange and on ABC’s Shark Tank, the self-styled Merchant O’ Truth pulls no punches, more often than not delivering the knockout blow that keeps viewers coming back for more.