TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Mackenzie Investments announced today
that Mark Grammer, Senior Vice President, Investment Management, will
become sole lead of the Mackenzie Growth Team at year's end. Ian
Ainsworth, who has co-led the team with Mr. Grammer and dedicated 10
years of service to Mackenzie Investments, will be leaving the firm at
the end of the year to pursue other interests.
"Ian has been a valued colleague and made a tremendous contribution to
building our world-class capabilities in growth investing," said Tony
Elavia, Chief Investment Officer. "We wish him well in his future
Mr. Ainsworth will work closely with his colleagues to ensure a smooth
transition. Over the years, both he and Mr. Grammer have assembled a
highly talented growth team, including portfolio managers Phil Taller
and Chuck Bastyr, and analysts Klara Gotz, Natasha Dowding and John
Mr. Ainsworth will remain co-manager with Mr. Grammer of Mackenzie
Growth Fund, Mackenzie Global Growth Class and Mackenzie US Growth
Class and contributing manager to Mackenzie Canadian Concentrated
Equity Fund until year's end when Mr. Grammer will assume Mr.
Ainsworth's responsibilities. The funds will continue to be managed
using the same investment strategy and processes currently employed.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm
providing investment advisory and related services. With $71.1 billion
in assets under management as at July 31, 2014, Mackenzie Investments
distributes its investment services through multiple distribution
channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie
Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of
companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services
companies with over $142 billion in total assets under management as at
July 31, 2014. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
SOURCE: Mackenzie Investments
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