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