MEDIA ADVISORY - Excel Funds Management Inc. ("Excel Funds") offers business and investing commentary on India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his upcoming visit to Canada

TORONTO, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Excel Funds' President & Chief Executive Officer along with Excel Investment Counsel Inc.'s Portfolio Managers, are available to discuss their views on the state of Prime Minister Modi's national reforms, the performance of India's economy, and its significance for global markets and Canadian investors.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Toronto on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Excel Funds is honored to be a welcoming partner organization for this historic event.

Excel Funds is the manager of the Excel India Fund, the largest and longest running mutual fund in Canada, focused solely on investing in India.  The Excel India Fund is managed on-the-ground in India by Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited.  In 2014, the Excel India Fund was the best performing mutual fund in Canada, as tracked by Morningstar Canada for the 1-year period ending December 31, 2014, and as at February 28, 2015, remains the best performing mutual fund year-to-date.

Excel Funds' team of experts on India includes:

  • Bhim D. Asdhir, President & CEO, Excel Funds Management Inc.
  • David Kunselman, Senior Portfolio Manager, Excel Investment Counsel Inc.
  • Christine Tan, Portfolio Manager, Excel Investment Counsel Inc.

For bios visit: http://www.excelfunds.com/index.php/management-team

About Excel Funds:
Established in 1998, Excel Funds is a pioneer in investing in emerging markets. With 11 open-end mutual funds and two closed-end mutual funds under management, Excel Funds offers the broadest range of emerging market funds in Canada. All funds are managed by Excel Investment Counsel Inc., in collaboration with on-the-ground, world class sub-advisors who live in the countries and regions in which they invest.

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.

Certain statements in this press release may be viewed as forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects", "is expected", "anticipates", "plans", "estimates" or "intends" (or negative or grammatical variations thereof), or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements including as a result of changes in the general economic and political environment, changes in applicable legislation, and the performance of the mutual fund after completion of the merger. Actual events or results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements as a result of risks facing the mutual fund, most of which are beyond the control of the mutual fund. There are no assurances that the mutual fund can fulfill such forward-looking statements and the mutual fund does not undertake any obligation to update such statements.

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SOURCE Excel Funds Management Inc.

For further information: Caroline Grimont, Vice President, Marketing, caroline.grimont@excelfunds.com, 905-624-7744

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