13th Annual Canadian Investment Awards Sold-out Again



    650 industry leaders attending the Annual Gala

    TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investment Awards, Canada's premier
awards program, recognizing excellence in the financial services industry,
announced today that the Gala, to be held on November 29th 2007 at Toronto's
Direct Energy Centre has sold out. This is the twelfth year it has been sold
out. The event attracts 650 guests annually and represents the year-long work
of over 30 firms, 40 senior analysts and expert jury members researching and
ranking 50 categories and is supported by over 20 principal sponsors.
    "Once again, we will have industry leaders recognizing the funds and
people who are at the top of their game," said Sabine Steinbrecher, CIA
President and Founder. "The results are a valuable reference for Canadian
investors and advisors alike because the awards in all 50 categories are based
on objective, long-term results and data - the only resource of its kind in
the country. Investors know that organizations displaying the winner logo are
leaders in the industry."
    The evening highlights award-winners that represent Canada's wide range
of investment products, including mutual funds, hedge funds, pooled funds,
socially responsible funds, and outstanding individual fund managers.
Additional awards recognize career achievement, technology, innovation,
marketing, and community investment. New this year: the Learning Library
Advisor Education Award to mark the CIA's support of exceptional educational
initiatives aimed at investment advisors.
    In addition, a Green Gala initiative was launched this year along with
the announcement of the new Green Company Award designed to recognize the
financial services industry firm focused on reducing their environmental
footprint. The organization that will win in next year's awards will be
selected for their commitment to going green.
    The results will be posted online at www.InvestmentAwards.com/Winners on
November 30th, and look for the Canadian Investment Guide Magazine at selected
newsstands in December. The magazine - a must-read for Canadians - provides
results and editorial context for investors.

    Key sponsors and partners:

    Platinum: CGI / Morningstar

    Gold: Canadian Business / MoneySense

    Silver: Fundata Canada Inc. / Informco / Investment Executive / Learning
Library Inc. / Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

    Strategic Partners: CCR Solutions / Imagine Canada / Kaleidoscope
Marketing and Communications / Prestige Glass International Inc. / VAULT
Solutions / YMCA Investment in Values

    Partners: Broadridge / Bullfrog Power / Business News Network / CNW
Group / Data on the Spot / Elemente Magazine / Investment Fund Institute of
Canada / John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd. / Matrix Search Group / RPM
Technologies / Tiffany & Co. / Vincor Canada

    About the Canadian Investment Awards

    The Canadian Investment Awards and Gala recognizes leading investment
products and firms illustrating an enduring commitment to excellence within
the Canadian financial services industry overall. It is the only time each
year in Canada, that the industry, investors and advisors come together to
select top performers. The event attracts 650 guests annually and represents
the year long work of over 30 firms, 40 senior analysts and expert jury
members researching and ranking 50 categories and is supported by over 20
principal sponsors.
    The unusual nature of this collaborative structure provides an unbiased
and objective outcome that is completely unique to these awards and to Canada.
No other analysis process, nor any other resource, provides this broad
industry representation via "collaborative results" and the top performers
have become a valuable annual reference guide for Canadian investors and
advisors.
    This is the event of the season celebrating financial service excellence.
For more information about the Canadian Investment Awards, please visit
www.InvestmentAwards.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Sabine Steinbrecher, Canadian
Investment Awards Inc., Tel: (416) 703-8674 x 229, Email:
sabine@learninglibrary.com; Kate Taylor, Kaleidoscope Marketing and
Communications, Tel: (416) 271-9078, Email: ktaylor@kaleidoscoperesults.com

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