Worried about recent market volatility? Don't be.

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The headlines about recent stock market challenges may be raising some concerns out there.

Hearing about slumping Chinese stocks may spark some fears about the global economy.

If you've invested in a CST RESP, you can rest easy.

"Our focus is not volatility in the short run," said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Chief Investment Officer with CST Consultants Inc. "Our client's money is invested with a long-term horizon."

"Your investments are still well invested and safe," he said.  "Our number one investment objective is preservation of capital."

"A majority of our assets are invested in safe government investments, intended to preserve our clients' principal." Bethlenfalvy added, "In addition, we've invested the income portion of our portfolio in blue chip stocks and bonds for the long haul."

So, even though equity markets are currently volatile, it's important to remember, the focus is on the future.  It's long term.

Benlenfalvy also emphasized portfolios are performing as expected, "The customer should sleep very well and feel good they've invested in a CST Plan."


Peter Bethlenfalvy

Peter Bethlenfalvy is the Chief Investment Officer at CST Consultants and has an extensive background in capital markets, risk management and global financial regulation.

Prior to joining CST, he was Senior Vice President, Financial Regulations at Manulife Financial, where he was responsible for strategy and monitoring financial regulatory systems around the world. He was also previously the Co-President of DBRS Limited, a global provider of credit rating opinions across financial institutions, corporate entities, government bodies and various structured finance products.

Mr. Bethlenfalvy holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, which included a year at the HEC School of Management, Paris; and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He currently sits on the McGill University Board of Directors, Desautels Capital Management, as well as the Canadian Association of New York Board of Trustees. He is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Financial Services Research Initiative and recently joined the National Advisory Council of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

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