LÉVIS, QC, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - This Financial Literacy Month,
Desjardins Wealth Management is pleased to announce changes to its
largest group of investment portfolios, which includes more than $9
billion in assets under management. Nine new portfolios have been
designed to meet investors' needs—four income and five growth.
"To optimize our offer for investors looking for income, we've further
developed our Melodia Income Portfolios by adding new funds that will
allow us to increase our geographical diversity and the type of
income-generating assets we manage," says Éric Landry, Director,
Specialized Investment Product Development, Desjardins Group.
Economic conditions and the growing number of investors seeking income
explain why three out of the four new funds that make up the Melodia
Income Portfolios are designed to generate current income and
low-to-moderate long-term capital appreciation.
"The Melodia offer was also improved for investors looking for growth,
with the addition of the Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
to the Melodia Growth Portfolios. This fund represents high investment
growth potential, particularly in small- and mid-cap companies," says
In designing the new Melodia Portfolios, everything possible was done to
allow investors to take advantage of the stock markets' potential while
reducing the risks of significant fluctuation in their investments.
With a minimum initial deposit of $500 and regular instalments as low as
$25, everyone can afford to invest in the Melodia Portfolios. By
offering new Melodia Portfolios, Desjardins Wealth Management provides
investors with the tools and experts they need to achieve their goals.
Find out more about the Melodia Portfolios.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with
assets of $210 billion. To meet the diverse needs of its members and
clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services
through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and
subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital
ratios and credit ratings in the industry, and outranks all American banks as the fourth safest
and strongest bank in North America according to Global Finance magazine and Bloomberg News respectively. In keeping with their cooperative nature, Desjardins Caisses' surplus
earnings are reinvested into the communities they serve.
SOURCE: Desjardins Group
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