Invesco Trimark adds to its Trimark Investment team

TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Invesco Trimark is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Hatcher and Jeff Feng to its Trimark global equities team.

Joining as Vice President, Mr. Hatcher has over 13 years of investment management experience. He most recently held the position of Vice President at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. where he focused on European equities.

Mr. Feng joins the organization as Vice President and has over 10 years of investment management experience. Mr. Feng also most recently worked at Burgundy Asset Management, where he was Vice President, EAFE Equities.

"Michael brings strong European expertise, while Jeff brings extensive Asia-Pacific experience. The two also bring an investment philosophy and process that fits very well with the Trimark discipline," said Graham Anderson, Chief Investment Officer at Invesco Trimark. "We're very pleased to have both Michael and Jeff join our organization and be valuable contributors to the entire Trimark Investment team."

Invesco Trimark also announced that after almost 25 years in investment management, Judith Adams will be retiring at the end of the year. "We wish Judith well and thank her for her long service and many contributions to the organization and the industry," said Mr. Anderson.

Mr. Feng, Mr. Hatcher and Darren McKiernan will join Ms. Adams on Trimark International Companies Fund* during a transition period to the end of the year, after which they will manage the Fund. Mr. McKiernan, who joined Invesco Trimark in August 2009, also formerly worked at Burgundy Asset Management.

"While I am excited to start my retirement and spend more time with my family, I will miss working with so many great people at Invesco Trimark," said Ms. Adams. "I am confident that investors in Trimark International Companies Fund will be in good hands with the team."

Mr. Hatcher also joins Dana Love as co-manager on Trimark Europlus Fund and Mr. Feng will work alongside Mr. McKiernan on Trimark Global Dividend Class.

Mr. Hatcher graduated with an MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a Master's degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Toronto. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mr. Feng graduated with a BA in Finance from Xiamen University in China and an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Mr. McKiernan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Finance from the University of Manitoba. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

    
    * The change also applies to Trimark EAFE Equity Private Pool, which is
        patterned after Trimark International Companies Fund.
    

Invesco Trimark Ltd. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies, with approximately C$29 billion* in assets under management. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Trimark 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 company, dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive worldwide investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.

*As at August 31, 2009

SOURCE INVESCO TRIMARK LTD.

For further information: For further information: Aysha Mawani, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tel: (416) 324-7712, aysha.mawani@invescotrimark.com

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