MD Financial Management Announces Fixed Income Solutions Enhancements

Enhanced fixed income strategy structured for periods of market volatility

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), a Canadian Medical Association (CMA)-owned wealth management organization, today announced that Manulife Asset Management and Franklin Templeton Investments are now managing the majority of MD's fixed income assets.

MD's principal objective is to assist clients in meeting their financial goals. The addition of Manulife and Franklin Templeton Investments managers to MD's roster provides clients with an expanded opportunity set that improves the probability of meeting their portfolio expectations across multiple potential market conditions.

"Within a well-defined risk framework, we now have the ability to add further value to portfolios by investing in diversified asset classes with interest rate dynamics that diverge from the domestic fixed income market," said William R. Horton, Jr., Chief Investment Officer at MD. "Working with our partners Manulife Asset Management and Franklin Templeton Investments, we can take advantage of their specialist investment teams who have demonstrated the ability to identify superior investment opportunities. Through a dynamic allocation process, across a wide range of asset classes, we look to generate exceptional risk-adjusted returns to help enhance our clients' financial outcomes."

Selected using MD Precision™—MD's patent-pending fund management process—Manulife Asset Management and Franklin Templeton Investments demonstrate a global breadth of expertise and have long-established skill in Canadian and global fixed income markets.

For more information, contact an MD Advisor or call the MD Service Centre at 1 800 267-2332.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed. Their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. To obtain a copy of the prospectus, please call your MD Advisor, or the MD Trade Centre at 1 800 267-2332. The MD Family of Funds is managed by MD Financial Management Inc., a CMA company.

About MD Financial Management

Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD's only business imperative is to enhance physicians' financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests.

MD Financial Management has more than $40 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada's physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

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