TSX Symbol: CIX
TORONTO, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") announced today that it has become an associate member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA).
The RIA is a Canadian industry association that promotes the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) into the selection and management of investments.
"As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI), CI is pleased to expand our responsible investment proficiency by joining the RIA as an Associate Member," said Neal Kerr, President, CI Institutional Asset Management and Executive Vice-President, Investment Management, CI Investments. "We are dedicated to achieving the best possible risk-adjusted returns for our investors and believe responsible investing can play a role in accomplishing that goal."
"We are very pleased to welcome CI Investments as an Associate Member of the RIA," said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA. "We applaud their increased commitments to responsible investing, and we look forward to working with CI Investments to advance the incorporation of ESG criteria into Canadians' investment decisions."
CI became a signatory to the UNPRI in February 2017, which involves implementing its principles for responsible investment. In addition, CI adopted a responsible investment policy, under which CI portfolio managers will incorporate ESG considerations as an element of their investment decision-making process. 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 is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. It offers a wide 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 $160.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017.
SOURCE CI Investments Inc.
For further information: Neal Kerr, Executive Vice-President, Investment Management, CI Investments, 1-800-268-9374