Invesco Canada transitions manager and investment strategy

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Invesco Canada today announced portfolio management and investment strategy updates to Invesco Core Canadian Equity Class. In addition, the Fund will be renamed Trimark Canadian Opportunity Class.

Effective April 2, 2012, the portfolio management will transition from a multi-manager team to a single management team. Alan Mannik will assume lead manager responsibilities for the Fund, with Ian Hardacre and Jason Whiting as co-managers. Using the proven Trimark discipline of applying a rigorous bottom-up fundamental investment approach to analyze the quality and value of individual companies, the Fund will have at least 90% of non-cash assets  invested in Canadian securities with the remainder to be invested outside of Canada.

The portfolio management team will seek out companies whose competitive advantages provide the prospects for long-term growth, that have strong management, and that are believed to be undervalued in relation to their intrinsic value.

Specializing in Canadian equities, Mr. Mannik is the co-manager for Trimark Canadian Fund/Class, Trimark Select Balanced Fund and Trimark North American Endeavour Class. He began his investment career in 2003 at Scotia Merchant Capital. Mr. Mannik earned HBA and MBA degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Hardacre is the Head of Canadian Equities for Trimark, lead portfolio manager for Trimark Canadian Fund/Class and Trimark Select Balanced Fund, and co-manager for Trimark North American Endeavour Class.

Mr. Hardacre earned an MBA and a B.Comm. from McMaster University, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mr. Whiting is the lead manager for Trimark North American Endeavour Class and Trimark Canadian Small Companies Fund, and co-manager for Trimark Canadian Fund/Class, Trimark Select Balanced Fund, Trimark U.S. Small Companies Class and Trimark Global Small Companies Class. He began his investment career in 2000. Mr. Whiting earned a BBA (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing. Copies are available from your advisor or Invesco Canada Ltd.

A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Canada offers a diversified suite of investment solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and individual investors across Canada and around the world. Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ.  Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.

Invesco and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Holding Company Limited, used under licence. Trimark and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Canada Ltd.

SOURCE Invesco Canada Ltd.

For further information:

Aysha Mawani
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Tel: 416.324.7712
aysha.mawani@invesco.com


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890