Standard Life Mutual Funds complements its offering with new funds and external investment managers

MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. ("SLMF") today announced the introduction of new funds and non-affiliated investment managers to widen the choice offered to Canadian advisors and retail investors. SLMF also launched a dedicated website at www.slmf.ca where advisors have access to tools and information to help them manage their clients' portfolios with ease.

Beutel Goodman and Guardian Capital, two proven institutional managers, are the first external portfolio managers to be added to SLMF's line-up. They provide additional management styles to meet more investors' evolving needs for portfolio diversification. Their investment philosophies complement that of SLMF's principal manager, Standard Life Investments.

Standard Life Investments is a premier asset manager with an expanding global reach. Its Focus on Change investment philosophy focuses on the changes that will cause the market to change direction, and ultimately produce a revised price. Its consistent approach appeals to investors looking for opportunities to outperform throughout different market cycles.

Beutel Goodman's value management style particularly suits the needs of investors focused on capital preservation and long-term investment performance with low levels of risk.

Guardian Capital's growth management style matches the needs of investors looking for growth at a reasonable price.

The new funds now available to retail investors are:

     
Core offering
  • Standard Life Tactical Income Fund (formerly Standard Life Global Monthly Income Fund)
Managed by Standard Life Investments Inc.
Value-style equity funds
  • Standard Life Canadian Equity Value Fund
  • Standard Life U.S. Equity Value Fund (formerly Standard Life U.S. Equity Fund)
  • Standard Life Global Equity Value Fund
Managed by Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd.
Growth-style equity fund
  • Standard Life Canadian Equity Growth Fund
Managed by Guardian Capital LP

A new resource for advisors
Together with the help of SLMF's industry-recognized team, SLMF's new site at www.slmf.ca aims to help advisors manage and grow their business. The Library section is a key feature of the site. Advisors have direct access to SLMF's marketing materials, calculators and other information, all in one location. A filter function allows advisors to quickly find what they need, and a file-share feature lets them easily gather the information and send it to their clients.

About SLMF
Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. is a modern and forward-thinking company which strives to offer advisors and retail investors in Canada, products and services that inspire confidence and optimism about the future. SLMF offers a wide range of professionally managed mutual funds with varying investment styles across major asset classes. Established in 2000, SLMF serves over 72,000 investors and offers some 50 mutual funds and fund-of-funds. It has total managed assets of C$4.4 billion (as at June 30, 2011).

SLMF is part of Standard Life plc, a leading long-term savings and investments company headquartered in Scotland and operating internationally. It is affiliated with The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada. 

 

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Notes to editors: 

  1. Fund Facts documents contain key information on each fund mentioned above.
  2. In the 2010 Advisor Perception Study conducted by the Environics Research Group, for a second year in a row, SLMF's wholesale team received top marks in terms of overall quality, including knowledge of their clients' business.

Contact:

Valérie Lamarre
Senior Advisor, External Communications and Public Affairs
Standard Life
514-499-7999, ext. 8150
valerie.lamarre@standardlife.ca

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