Invesco Canada wins six Lipper awards

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Invesco Canada was honoured with six awards at the 2016 Lipper Fund Awards, presented last night in Toronto. The awards showcase the company's breadth of offerings and geographically diverse equity expertise.

"These awards recognize the strength of Invesco's full suite of investments, ranging from our fundamentals-research driven active funds to our factor-based ETFs," said Rob Mikalachki, Chief Investment Officer of Trimark Investments, a unit of Invesco Canada. "What all of our offerings have in common is the pursuit of returns beyond those of the common capitalization-weighted benchmark."

Trimark Emerging Markets Class (Series A) was best in the Emerging Markets Equity category over the three-year period. Lead manager Jeff Feng focuses on attractively priced businesses that are based or active in emerging markets and have solid competitive advantages.

Trimark International Companies Fund (Series A), co-managed by Mr. Feng and Matt Peden, was named best in the International Equity category for the three-year period. The portfolio management team focuses on companies that offer strong management, industry leadership and a demonstrated commitment to securing a competitive advantage.

Trimark Europlus Fund (Series A) was best in the European Equity category over the five-year period. Led by Mr. Peden, the Fund looks for high-quality stocks located mainly in Europe, including Eastern Europe, that are attractively priced relative to their historical earnings, cash flow and valuation record to achieve long-term capital growth.

Also in the European Equity category, Invesco European Growth Class (Series A) earned top honours for the 10-year period. Managed by the Invesco International and Global Growth team in Austin, Texas, the team's investment process identifies companies that possess, or exhibit the potential for, accelerating or above-average earnings growth; analyzes the quality and sustainability of earnings; and looks for reasonable valuation.

Invesco Indo-Pacific Fund (Series A) topped the Asia Pacific Equity category for the 10-year period. The Fund is managed by the Invesco Perpetual team in Henley-on-Thames, U.K., which takes an active, pragmatic and flexible approach that combines top-down and bottom-up analyses. The team looks to own companies with good-quality management teams and undervalued future earnings streams.

PowerShares Canadian Dividend Index ETF (PDC) took home the award for three-year performance in the Canadian Dividend & Income Equity ETF category. The underlying index (Nasdaq Select Canadian Dividend Index) is comprised of companies incorporated in Canada, traded on a major Canadian exchange, with a history of stable or increasing annual regular dividend payments for the past five or more consecutive years.

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Trimark Emerging Markets Class (Series A) was awarded the 2016 Lipper Fund Award in the Emerging Markets Equity category for the three-year period (out of 32 funds) ended July 31, 2016. Performance of Trimark Emerging Markets Class (Series A) for the period ended October 31, 2016 is as follows: 16.71% (1 year), 11.09% (3 years), 8.27% (5 years) and 2.72% (since inception, January 12, 2011). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 5 (3 years), 5 (5 years), N/A (10 years).

On April 5, 2013, Trimark Emerging Markets Class's investment strategies and portfolio advisor were changed. Its performance for the period prior to this date would have been different had the current investment strategies and portfolio advisor been in place during that period.

Trimark International Companies Fund (Series A) was awarded the 2016 Lipper Fund Award in the International Equity category for the three-year period (out of 82 funds) ended July 31, 2016. Performance of Trimark International Companies Fund (Series A) for the period ended October 31, 2016 is as follows: 9.60% (1 year), 13.46% (3 years), 15.57% (5 years) and 3.28% (10 years). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 5 (3 years), 5 (5 years), 5 (10 years).

Trimark Europlus Fund (Series A) was awarded the 2016 Lipper Fund Award in the European Equity Fund category for the five-year period (out of 23 funds) ended July 31, 2016. Performance of Trimark Europlus Fund (Series A) for the period ended October 31, 2016 is as follows: -2.84% (1 year), 7.03% (3 years), 13.19% (5 years) and 3.32% (10 years). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 5 (3 years), 5 (5 years), 4 (10 years).

Invesco European Growth Class (Series A) was awarded the 2016 Lipper Fund Award in the European Equity category for the 10-year period (out of 22 funds) ended July 31, 2016. Performance of Invesco European Growth Class (Series A) for the period ended October 31, 2016 is as follows: -5.60% (1 year), 5.07% (3 years), 10.42% (5 years) and 3.04% (10 years). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 4 (3 years), 4 (5 years), 3 (10 years).

Invesco Indo-Pacific Fund (Series A) was awarded the 2016 Lipper Fund Award in the Asia Pacific Equity Fund category for the 10-year period (out of 12 funds) ended July 31, 2016. Performance of Invesco Indo-Pacific Fund (Series A) for the period ended October 31, 2016 is as follows: 9.10% (1 year), 9.38% (3 years), 12.06% (5 years) and 5.71% (10 years). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 1 (3 years), 5 (5 years), 4 (10 years).

PowerShares Canadian Dividend Index ETF (PDC) was awarded the 2016 Lipper Fund Award in the Canadian Dividend & Income category for the three-year period (out of 10 funds) ended July 31, 2016. Performance for PDC for the period ended October 31, 2016 is as follows: 11.97% (1 year), 6.99% (3 years), 10.59% (5 years) and 9.03% (since inception, June 8, 2011). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 4 (3 years), 4 (5 years), N/A (10 years).

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The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Ratings for Consistent Return, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 month periods. The highest 20% of funds in each category are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return and receive a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return in each category wins the Lipper Fund Award. Lipper Leader ratings change monthly. For more information, see www.lipperfundawards.com. Although Thomson Reuters Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Thomson Reuters Lipper.

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Commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with investments in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Trailing commissions may be associated with investments in mutual funds. Mutual funds and ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns, including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions, and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges, or income taxes payable by any securityholder, which would have reduced returns. Please read the simplified prospectus before investing. Copies are available from your advisor or Invesco Canada Ltd.

Jeff Feng is the Head of Emerging-Markets Equities for Invesco Hong Kong Ltd. Invesco Canada has entered into a sub-advisory agreement with IHKL to manage certain Trimark funds.

Invesco® and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Holding Company Limited, used under licence. PowerShares®, Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares), used under licence. Trimark®, Knowing pays® and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Canada Ltd.

Invesco is a registered business name of Invesco Canada Ltd.                                        

Invesco Perpetual is a business name of Invesco Asset Management Ltd. Invesco Asset Management Ltd. and Invesco Advisers, Inc. are both investment advisers that provide investment advisory services and do not sell securities. Both are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Invesco Ltd.

© Invesco Canada Ltd., 2016

SOURCE Invesco Canada Ltd.

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

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