Excel Funds honors Dr. Gupta at the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Annual Awards

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TORONTO, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Excel Funds Management Inc. ('Excel Funds") is pleased to announce that it was the proud sponsor of the 2015 Female Professional of the Year Award, presented at the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Annual Awards & Gala held on June 6th, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The Female Professional of the Year Award is presented to a professional woman who has an established record of achievements in a professional practice, as assessed by her peer group and has contributed to the development of her profession and the community.

The winner of this award is Dr. Neeru Gupta, MD, Chair of Ophthalmology and Vision Science at St. Michael's Hospital. Dr. Gupta is a leading world figure in the field of glaucoma and is a former President of the Canadian Glaucoma Society. Dr. Gupta's son was presented with the award, on her behalf, by Eric Valderrama, Senior Vice President, National Sales at Excel Funds.

"We are proud to be associated with the ICCC and more so, to have sponsored the 2015 Female Professional of the Year Award," says Bhim D. Asdhir, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Funds. "Like the ICCC, we believe in rewarding excellence and in creating positive awareness of those who have made exceptional contributions to the Canadian business and professional community. As an Indo-Canadian, Dr. Gupta's track record certainly makes her deserving of this award," he adds.

Excel Funds was also recognized as a bronze sponsor at the event. Caroline Grimont, Vice President, Marketing at Excel Funds received a token of recognition from the ICCC for Excel Funds' generous contribution.

About Excel Funds

Established in 1998, Excel Funds offers the widest selection of emerging markets funds to Canadian investors. Through its network of sub-advisors, Excel Funds has access to over 200 local portfolio managers and analysts around the world. Excel Funds' on-the ground sub-advisors, proprietary asset allocation model and best-in-class portfolio managers contribute to the firm being recognized as "Your Authority in Emerging Markets" in Canada.

SOURCE Excel Funds Management Inc.

Image with caption: "2015 Recipients of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Annual Awards. President D.P. Jain, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Annual Awards; Chief Guest: John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto; Keynote Speaker: Mr. Asim Gosh, President and CEO of Husky Energy; Excel Funds Management Sponsor Award Winner: Dr. Neeru Gupta (CNW Group/Excel Funds Management Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150609_C8978_PHOTO_EN_17794.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Caroline Grimont, Vice President, Marketing, E-mail: caroline.grimont@excelfunds.com, Tel: 905-624-7744

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