LÉVIS, QC, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Desjardins Emerging Markets
Fund was recognized at the 2013 Lipper Awards gala, held on February 5
in Toronto. The Fund took away the prizes for best three- and five-year
performance in the Emerging Markets Equity category.
Since it was launched, the Fund has stood out not only because of its
consistently strong returns relative to its peers, but also because of
the low variation in its returns. The Desjardins Emerging Markets Fund
has also excelled because of its capacity to limit capital losses when
stock markets in emerging countries are in decline.
Aberdeen Asset Management has managed the Desjardins Emerging Markets
Fund since it was launched in 2007. Their unique and rigorous approach
has also been applied to the management of the Desjardins Global All
Cap Equity Fund since January 2008 and the Desjardins Overseas Equity
Value Fund since March 2011.
Lipper Awards are given out in 23 countries around the world and honour
investment funds that have excelled in delivering strong risk-adjusted
performance relative to peers. Lipper's proprietary fund rating
methodology is used to determine the winners.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of
nearly $200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in
Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full
range of financial products and services to its 5.6 million members and
clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and
Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal
Services, in Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,645 employees and the
commitment of nearly 5,400 elected officers. A new education and
cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the
general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.
SOURCE: DESJARDINS GROUP
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