New Brandes Global Opportunities Fund Just Launched in Canada: No Geographic or Cap Limits on Seeking Investment Value

TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund has just opened for business to Canadian investors with a simple, yet powerful, premise: Any Country. Any Size. Always Value.

It is the first fund managed by Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. (Brandes LP) to be launched in the last five years in Canada. Brandes Investment Partners & Co. (Brandes Canada) recognized there was an unmet need for an unconstrained equity fund that empowers investors to take advantage of worldwide equity market valuations.

The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund enables investors, with one purchase, to buy what Brandes LP identifies as undervalued businesses from around the world, regardless of market capitalization or location. It provides access to fast-growing emerging markets and well-developed, mature markets, while leveraging Brandes' stock picking ability to unleash maximum long-term growth potential."The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund provides exposure to company-specific opportunities in a flexible mandate," states Brandes Canada President, Carol Lynde.

Brandes LP's Founder and Chair, Charles Brandes, notes: "We have been investing in companies of all sizes and in all regions of the world for nearly 40 years, so we can offer a depth of judgment based on cumulative experience. I am certain the Global Opportunities Fund will leverage our capabilities and serve investors well over the long term."

The investment committee overseeing the Brandes Global Opportunities Fund includes Brandes LP's Charles Brandes, CFA; Ralph Birchmeier, CFA, Director, Investments; Ken Little, CFA, Research Director, Investments; Brent Woods, CFA, Managing Director, Investments and Gerardo Zamorano, CFA, Director, Investments. The Global Opportunities Investment Committee members have an average of nearly 22 years of experience and are supported by 29 research analysts and 12 research associates.

The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund is being launched at a time when the contraction in global markets, over the past five years, has depressed the stock prices of many profitable companies, creating a window of opportunity. Average price ratios (for large- and small-cap stocks alike) around the world are lower than their historical average, while dividend yields are higher.

The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund is eligible for all plan types and may be purchased with a minimum investment of $1,000 ($100 through a pre-authorized debit plan); subsequent investments may be made for a minimum of $500.

About Brandes Investment Partners & Co.

Brandes Investment Partners & Co. (Brandes Canada) is the Toronto-based manager of the Brandes Funds and affiliate of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., of San Diego, California, (Brandes LP) which is a portfolio sub-advisor to the Brandes Funds. Brandes LP is a leading global investment advisory firm, managing assets for institutional and private clients worldwide.  Brandes Canada provides Canadian investors with access to Brandes LP's investment management services in separate accounts for institutional, wrap, private client investors and through the Brandes Funds.

Brandes LP applies a value-oriented approach to security selection pioneered by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd to identify investment opportunities within a long-term context, in all market conditions. Among the first investment firms to emphasize a global perspective to value investing, Brandes offers a variety of global, international, U.S. and Canadian equity portfolios.

For more on Brandes Canada, visit: www.brandesinvestments.ca

Disclaimer

Brandes Investment Partners & Co. is the manager of the Brandes Funds. Units of the Brandes Funds are available through registered dealers only and not available through Brandes Investment Partners & Co. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. 

SOURCE Brandes Investment Partners

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Pascal Boisvert
Marketing Associate
Brandes Investment Partners & Co.
Pascal.Boisvert@brandes.com
416-306-5681

Margo Rapport
Vice President, Communications
H2 Central Marketing & Communications
mrapport@h2central.ca
416-895-5672

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