CI Investments funds honoured at the Lipper Fund Awards

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TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") congratulates its portfolio management teams in earning nine 2011 Canadian Lipper Fund Awards.

The winning portfolio managers at CI and its affiliates include Black Creek Investment Management, Greystone Managed Investments, Signature Global Advisors, CI Investment Consulting, Altrinsic Global Advisors, Trilogy Global Advisors, and Barometer Capital Management.

"Having winners in multiple fund categories, from income to global equity, illustrates the broad choice of top-quality portfolio management teams at CI," said Derek J. Green, CI President. "In particular, we take note of the awards won by Bill Kanko and Richard Jenkins of Black Creek, one of the newest additions to our lineup of managers."

The Lipper Fund Awards program honours funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers. The Lipper Fund Awards, announced Wednesday, follow a strong showing by CI at the Canadian Investment Awards in December, where CI's awards included Fund Manager of the Decade for Eric Bushell, Chief Investment Officer of Signature Global Advisors.

CI's 2011 Lipper Fund Award recipients are:

  • Hartford Global Leaders Fund, managed by Bill Kanko of Black Creek, a winner in the global equity category for three-year returns.

  • Hartford Global Balanced Fund, managed by Richard Jenkins of Black Creek, a winner in the global equity balanced category for three-year returns.

  • Hartford Canadian Dividend Growth Fund, managed by Greystone Managed Investments, a winner in the Canadian dividend and equity income category for one-year returns.

  • Signature High Income Corporate Class and Signature High Income Fund, managed by Eric Bushell, Ryan Fitzgerald and Geof Marshall of Signature Global Advisors, winners in the global neutral balanced category over three and 10 years, respectively.

  • Portfolio Series Balanced Fund, managed by CI Investment Consulting, a winner in the global equity balanced category for 10-year returns.

  • CI Global Health Sciences Corporate Class, managed by Andrew Waight of Altrinsic Global Advisors, a winner in the health care equity category over one year.

  • CI Global Science & Technology Corporate Class, managed by Francois Campeau of Trilogy Global Advisors, a winner in the science and technology equity category for three-year returns.

  • Lakeview Disciplined Leadership High Income Fund, managed by Greg Guichon of Barometer Capital Management, a winner in the Canadian equity balanced category for three-year returns.

The Hartford Mutual Funds are managed by a firm affiliated with CI, following CI Financial Corp.'s acquisition of Hartford Investments Canada Corp. in December 2010. The funds will be offered under a new name to be announced later this month.

The Lipper Fund Awards are formally announced each year at ceremonies that take place in 21 countries. The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. For more information, please contact markets.awards@thomsonreuters.com or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com.

CI Investments Inc. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. It offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds, and is on the Web at www.ci.com. CI is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management firm with approximately $96.3 billion in assets as of January 31, 2011.

SOURCE CI Financial Corp.

For further information:

Murray Oxby
Director, Communications
CI Investments
(416) 364-1145


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