CI Investments becomes signatory to UN Principles for Responsible Investing

TSX Symbol: CIX

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") announced today that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI).

The UNPRI is recognized as the leading global network for investors who are committed to integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices and ownership policies. In becoming a signatory, CI joins some of the world's largest investment managers, representing more than US$60 trillion in assets under administration.

"The UNPRI are consistent with our existing investment approaches and this step demonstrates the formalization of our commitment to responsible investing," said Neal Kerr, President, CI Institutional Asset Management and Executive Vice-President, Investment Management, CI Investments. 

CI's in-house portfolio management teams, which include Signature Global Asset Management, Cambridge Global Asset Management, Harbour Advisors, and CI Multi-Asset Management, will be implementing the principles. The four teams have over $80 billion in assets under management. More details are available in CI's Responsible Investment Policy, which is on www.ci.com under About Us.

About CI Investments – Canada's Investment Company
CI Investments Inc. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. CI offers a broad range of investment products and services, and is on the Web at www.ci.com. CI is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management firm with $155.6 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016.

SOURCE CI Investments Inc.

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For further information: Murray Oxby, Director, Communications, CI Investments, (416) 681-3254, moxby@ci.com

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