TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - As part of its commitment to providing
institutional investors with a relevant and high quality solution set, TD
Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) today announced the launch of three new Pooled
Fund Trusts (funds). Each has been developed to facilitate access to markets
that are and will likely remain in high demand.
Among the line-up of new funds is a fundamentally invested '130/30' Fund,
the TD Emerald 130/30 Fundamental Canadian Equity Pooled Fund Trust. This fund
builds on TDAM's success managing fundamental long only equity and long/short
equity market neutral strategies.
"TDAM has demonstrated the skill and success in buying long and selling
equities short - keys to the credibility of any fundamental active extension
solution," said Robin Lacey, Managing Director, TDAM. "It is exciting to be
one of the first investment managers to bring a fundamental Canadian equity
solution to this market, one that complements our existing quantitative active
TDAM has also launched two globally-focused equity funds, the TD Emerald
Enhanced International Equity Pooled Fund Trust and TD Emerald Global Dividend
Pooled Fund Trust.
The TD Emerald Enhanced International Equity Pooled Fund Trust uses
TDAM's quantitative analytical techniques to build a value-adding portfolio of
equities from the established economies of Europe, Australasia and the Far
East, while maintaining risk characteristics in line with the MSCI EAFE Index
over the long term.
The TD Emerald Global Dividend Pooled Fund Trust is designed to deliver
growth and income through a disciplined and research-driven approach by
investing primarily in dividend-paying equity securities and other income
producing instruments of issuers from around the world. Global exposure
provides clients with risk diversification while the concentration on
dividends can significantly contribute to total returns over time.
About TD Asset Management Inc.
TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) is one of Canada's largest investment
management firms, with leading market positions in active, quantitative and
passive portfolio management. TDAM is a fully integrated investment management
business offering a wide-range of products and solutions to institutional and
retail mutual fund clients including alternative investments and portfolio
integration services such as transition management, rebalancing and overlay.
As of November 30th, 2007, TDAM and its affiliates had over C$170B in asset
under management on behalf of pension, insurance, endowment/foundation and
corporate clients, as well as high net worth and retail mutual funds.
TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank)
Emerald is a trade-mark of the TD Bank, used under license.
For further information:
For further information: Lisa Hodgins, TD Bank Financial Group, (416)