Mackenzie Investments announces portfolio manager transitions

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Mackenzie Financial Corporation (Mackenzie Investments) announced today that effective January 1, 2016, Rick Weed, Senior Vice President and Head of Systematic Strategies, will assume management of Mackenzie Global Small Cap Growth Fund, Mackenzie Global Small Cap Growth Class and Mackenzie Growth Fund as an extension of the team's responsibilities. The Systematic Strategies Team will apply their expertise in managing fundamental and systematic strategies to these funds.

Concurrent with this change, Chuck Bastyr, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, will be leaving Mackenzie Investments as of December 31, 2015 to pursue other opportunities.

Mackenzie Investments is also announcing that JP Morgan Asset Management's Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities team will assume portfolio management responsibilities for Mackenzie Emerging Markets Opportunities Class and Mackenzie Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund with Austin Forey and Leon Eidelman as the lead portfolio managers. Konstantin Boehmer, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, will assume portfolio management responsibilities for Mackenzie Asian Bond Fund and a portion of Symmetry Global Bond Fund. These portfolio management changes are effective immediately.

About Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $62.0 billion in assets under management as at November 30, 2015, 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 $134 billion in total assets under management as at November 30, 2015. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.

SOURCE Mackenzie Investments

For further information: Trish Tervit, Director, Communications and Media Relations, Mackenzie Investments, 416-967-2166, ttervit@mackenzieinvestments.com

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