TSX Symbol: CIX
TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") congratulates
its portfolio management teams for earning eight 2012 Lipper Fund
The winning portfolio managers at CI and its affiliates were Cambridge
Advisors, Signature Global Advisors, CI Investment Consulting and Epoch
Investment Partners, Inc. The Lipper Fund Awards program honours funds that have excelled in delivering consistently
strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers. The 2012 winners
were announced last night.
Cambridge Advisors was recognized for the performance of Cambridge
Canadian Asset Allocation Corporate Class, which was named the best
fund for the one and three-year periods in the tactical balanced
category. Cambridge is led by Chief Investment Officer Alan Radlo and
Portfolio Managers Robert Swanson and Brandon Snow.
"Cambridge Advisors has delivered outstanding results since the
Cambridge funds were launched in 2008, in the face of a challenging
time on global financial markets," said Derek J. Green, CI President.
"We're pleased to see Alan Radlo and his team receive industry
recognition of their accomplishments."
Signature High Income Fund, managed by Signature Global Advisors, was
the winner of three trophies in the global neutral balanced category,
being named best fund for the three, five and 10-year time periods. The
fund has posted exceptional returns and been a consistent award winner
over its history, having received Lipper Fund Awards in 2011, 2010 and
2007 and Canadian Investment Awards in 2011, 2010 and 2004. The lead
portfolio managers are Geof Marshall, Ryan Fitzgerald, Joe D'Angelo and
Eric Bushell, Signature's Chief Investment Officer.
"As a fund that invests across multiple asset classes, Signature High
Income's award-winning record reflects the impressive breadth of
expertise in the Signature team," said Mr. Green. "Eric Bushell, who
was named Morningstar Fund Manager of the Decade in 2010, has built a
strong team of sector and asset class specialists with global research
Portfolio Series Income Fund was best fund in the global fixed-income
balanced category for the three and five-year periods. The fund is part
of CI's Portfolio Series program and is managed by CI Investment
Consulting, an in-house team of asset allocation experts led by
Portfolio Manager Alfred Lam. Portfolio Series was recently named Best
Fund of Funds program at the 2011 Morningstar Canadian Investment
"A managed solution is only as good as the portfolio managers in the
program, and the success of Portfolio Series reflects the quality of
CI's lineup of portfolio management teams and the asset allocation
expertise provided by CI Investment Consulting," Mr. Green said.
CI's other winning fund was CI Japanese Corporate Class, which was the
best fund over three years in the Japanese equity category. The
portfolio is managed by Epoch, led by Chief Investment Officer William
Overall, CI funds and portfolio managers have been the recipients of 33
Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards over the past 10 years and 39
Lipper Fund Awards since the start of the program in Canada in 2007.
The Lipper Fund Awards are formally announced each year at ceremonies
which take place in 23 countries in Asia, Europe, MENA, and the
Americas. The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards
for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional
performance throughout the professional investment community. The
Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds,
fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor
relations teams. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com.
CI Investments Inc. is one of Canada's largest investment management
companies. It 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. CI is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an independent,
Canadian-owned wealth management firm with approximately $93.2 billion
in assets as of January 31, 2012.
SOURCE CI Investments Inc.
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