CI Financial reports sales and assets for May

TSX Symbol: CIX

TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - CI Financial Corp. ("CI") today reported gross retail sales of $1.1 billion and net sales of $265 million for the month of May. Assets under management at May 31, 2010 were $66.0 billion.

Net sales consisted of $260 million in net sales of long-term funds and $5 million in money market funds. For the year-to-date, CI had gross retail sales of $4.7 billion and net sales of $998 million.

Total fee-earning assets at May 31, 2010 were $87.5 billion, down 3.6% during the month. Assets under management consisted of retail investment funds at CI Investments Inc. of $62.6 billion and institutional assets of $3.4 billion. CI also reported assets under administration at Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. of $20.9 billion, and other fee-earning assets of $638 million.

Additional information about CI's sales, assets and financial position can be found below in the tables of preliminary statistics and on its website, www.ci.com/cix, in the Statistics section. The sales and assets reported in this release are the only statistics authorized by CI and CI takes no responsibility for reporting by any external sources.

    
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                             CI FINANCIAL CORP.
                                May 31, 2010
                            MONTH-END STATISTICS
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    MONTHLY SALES DATA               GROSS SALES   REDEMPTIONS     NET SALES
    RETAIL MANAGED FUNDS               (millions)    (millions)    (millions)
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    Long-term funds                         $995          $735          $260
    Short-term funds                         $71           $66            $5
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    TOTAL RETAIL FUNDS                    $1,066          $801          $265
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    FEE-EARNING ASSETS                Apr. 30/10     May 31/10           %
                                       (millions)    (millions)       Change
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    Retail assets under management       $64,825       $62,633         -3.4%
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    Institutional managed assets           3,721         3,352         -9.9%
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    TOTAL assets under management        $68,546       $65,985         -3.7%
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    Assante assets under
     administration*                    21,578        20,864         -3.3%
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    CI other fee-earning assets              666           638         -4.2%
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    TOTAL FEE-EARNING ASSETS             $90,790       $87,487         -3.6%
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    MONTHLY AVERAGE RETAIL ASSETS     Apr. 30/10     May 31/10           %
     UNDER MANAGEMENT                  (millions)    (millions)       Change
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    Monthly average retail assets        $64,978       $63,083         -2.9%
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    QUARTERLY AVERAGE RETAIL ASSETS   Mar. 31/10     May 31/10           %
     UNDER MANAGEMENT                  (millions)    (millions)       Change
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    Quarterly average retail assets      $62,849       $64,015          1.9%
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    FISCAL AVERAGE RETAIL ASSETS     Fiscal 2009   Fiscal 2010           %
     UNDER MANAGEMENT                  (millions)    (millions)       Change
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    Fiscal year average retail assets    $55,430       $63,320         14.2%
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    EQUITY                           FINANCIAL POSITION
                                     (millions)
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    Total outstanding
     shares             289,082,952  Debt Outstanding                   $665
    QTD weighted avg.
     shares             289,639,460  Cash and marketable securities      (37)
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    Yield at $18.48            4.2%  Net debt outstanding               $628
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    In-the-money options  4,797,809
    Percentage of all
     options                    69%  Terminal redemption value of funds $802
    All options % of                 Quarter-to-date equity-based
     shares                    2.4%   compensation(xx)                   ($7)
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    * Includes CI and United Financial investment fund assets administered
        by Assante advisors.
    (xx)Estimate partially based on marked-to-market pre-tax option expense
        accrual from change in share price and vesting from last quarter-end
        ($21.50) to May 31, 2010 ($18.48).

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    ESTIMATED GEOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE OF AUM
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    Canada                         52%            Asia                    3%
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    United States                  24%           Other                    3%
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    Europe                          9%            Cash                    9%
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CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) is an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management company. CI offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds, and is on the Web at www.ci.com/cix.

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to CI and its products and services, including its business operations and strategy and financial performance and condition. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, including interest rates, business competition, changes in government regulations or in tax laws, and other factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time.

SOURCE CI Investments Inc.

For further information: For further information: Stephen A. MacPhail, President, CI Financial Corp., (416) 364-1145


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