Mackenzie Investments wins 6 Lipper(R) Awards



    
    Mackenzie Cundill, Ivy and Sentinel honoured for risk-adjusted
    performance
    

    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Mackenzie Investments has been recognized for
industry leading fund performance at the prestigious 2009 Lipper(R) Fund Award
ceremony, held April 28 in Toronto. The Awards recognize the top funds in each
classification that deliver superior risk-adjusted performance.

    
    The following Mackenzie Funds won Lipper(R) Awards:

    -   Mackenzie Cundill Value Fund - Best 10-year performance - Global
        Equity
    -   Mackenzie Ivy Enterprise Class - Best one-year performance - North
        American Equity
    -   Mackenzie Ivy European Class - Best one-year performance - European
        Equity
    -   Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Fund - Best one-year performance -
        Global Equity
    -   Mackenzie Ivy Global Balanced Fund - Best one-year performance -
        Global Equity Balanced
    -   Mackenzie Sentinel Income Fund - Best 10-year performance - Canadian
        Fixed Income Balanced
    

    "Having Lipper(R) acknowledge Cundill, Ivy and Sentinel funds in this way
is a great endorsement of the fund teams' hard work and success. This market
environment favours good stockpickers, and the recent Lipper(R) results
certainly confirm the capabilities of our people," said David Feather,
President of Mackenzie Financial Services, Inc. "While periods like this test
everyone's resolve, it is out of these times that talented managers build
strong portfolios for the future."

    Top-quartile results over the long-term(*)

    "We are pleased to be recognized for Cundill Value and Sentinel Income
Funds' long-term performance in addition to the four awards for Ivy. Not only
has Ivy's disciplined investment approach protected investors in down markets,
these funds have achieved top-quartile results over the long-term. For
example, Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Fund is 1st quartile over 1, 3, 5 and 10
year time periods as of March 31, 2009. As always, Mackenzie is committed to
bringing the best quality investment management to advisors and their
investors," Feather added.
    Additionally, Waddell & Reed, an exclusive sub-advisor to Mackenzie, was
recently named best Overall Fund Family in the small firm category at the 2009
Lipper(R) Fund Awards in the U.S.

    About the Lipper(R) Fund Awards

    The Lipper(R) Fund Awards recognize funds that have delivered consistent
risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. A subsidiary of Thomson
Reuters which is headquartered in New York, Lipper(R) tracks 193,000 funds
worldwide through its offices in major financial capitals in North America,
Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

    Mackenzie Investments: Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is
a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related
services. With $52.6 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2009,
Mackenzie Investments distributes its services through a diversified network
of third-party financial advisors. 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 $98 billion in total
assets under management as of March 31, 2009.

    Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may
be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before
investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded
total returns including changes in security value and reinvestment of all
dividends or distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption,
distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder
that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds 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 as of March 31, 2009: Mackenzie Ivy Enterprise Class: 1 yr.
-14.9% (1st quartile), 3 yr. -7.5% (1st quartile), 5 yr. -2.4% (2nd quartile),
10 yr. 3.0% (1st quartile); Mackenzie Ivy European Class: 1 yr.-17.9% (1st
quartile), 3 yr. -0.2% (1st quartile), 5 yr. 1.1% (1st quartile), since
inception Nov. 2002 2.7%; Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Fund: 1 yr. -11.6% (1st
quartile), 3 yr.-2.2% (1st quartile), 5 yr. 0.2% (1st quartile), 10 yr. 2.4%
(1st quartile); Mackenzie Ivy Global Balanced Fund: 1 yr. -7.9% (1st
quartile), 3 yr. -0.7% (1st quartile), 5 yr. 0.8% (1st quartile), 10 yr. 0.3%
(3rd quartile).





For further information:

For further information: Trish Tervit, Environics Communications Inc.,
(416) 969-2809, ttervit@environicspr.com


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