The Canadian Investment Awards is Proud to Present the 2008 Analysts and Jurors



    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investment Awards, Canada's premier
awards program, recognizing excellence in the financial services industry,
announced today the final roster of analysts and independent juries
responsible for determining award winners. This group will take part in the
decision making process regarding the majority of the award winners in over 50
categories. Winners will be announced at the Gala event on December 3rd, 2008.
    "I would like to personally thank the jury for their time and effort,"
said Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Canadian Investment Awards Inc. "We take great
care in our selection process and the expert opinions and analysis of our team
of dedicated jurors are what build the outstanding reputation of the Canadian
Investment Awards each year."
    The juries decide upon winners based on a variety of rigorous criteria,
including qualitative and quantitative data. The unusual nature of this
collaborative structure provides an unbiased and objective outcome that is
completely unique to these awards and to Canada. The top performers will join
prestigious Canadian Investment Awards alumni, recognized as the best in the
industry.

    The Canadian Investment Awards is proud to present the 2008 analysts and
jury members:

    
    2008 Audit Committee Members

    Chair: David O'Leary, CFA, MBA, Manager of Fund Analysis, Morningstar
     Canada
    Scott Mackenzie, President & CEO, Morningstar Canada
    Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Canadian Investment Awards Inc./Learning
     Library Inc.

    2008 Mutual Fund Awards

    Chair: David O'Leary, CFA, MBA, Manager of Fund Analysis, Morningstar
     Canada
    Karl Cheong, CFA, Investment Research Analyst, Credential Financial Inc.
    Mark Chow, CFA, Senior Fund Analyst, Morningstar Canada
    Michael Clow, Manager of Data Operations, Fundata Canada Inc.
    Geraldo Ferreira, Vice President, Investment Products Development and
     Marketing, Transamerica Life Canada
    Dan Hallett, President, Dan Hallett & Associates Inc.
    Larry Hum, MBA, CFA, Senior Analyst, RBC
    Philip Lee, CFA, FRM, Senior Fund Analyst, Morningstar Canada
    Brian O'Neill, CFA, Senior Fund Analyst, Morningstar Canada
    Lane T. Prenevost, CFA, FRM, Head of Multimanager, HSBC Investments
     (Canada)
    Dom Rando, B. Comm, TD Asset Management
    Bill Thomlinson, MBA, Manager, Product Analysis, Raymond James Ltd.

    2008 Hedge Fund Awards

    Chair: Pierre Saint-Laurent, President, AssetCounsel Inc.
    Scot Blythe, Managing Editor, Investments, Advisor.ca
    Daryl Ching, Vice President, Canadian Hedge Watch Inc.
    Al Kellet, CFA, CAIA, Analyst, Morningstar Canada

    2008 Pooled Fund Awards

    Chair: David O'Leary, CFA, MBA, Manager of Fund Analysis, Morningstar
     Canada
    Mark Chow, CFA, Manager, Investment Research, Aon Consulting
    Mark Dowdell, CFA, Vice President, Retirement & Investment Services, PAL
     Benefits
    Peter R. Henry, President, Proteus Performance Management Inc.
    Gordon Kim, Senior Research Analyst, Arrow Hedge Partners Inc.
    Sylvie Méthot, CFA, Investment Manager Research Analyst, Watson Wyatt
     Worldwide
    Brian O'Neill, CFA, Senior Fund Analyst, Morningstar Canada
    Lane T. Prenevost, CFA, FRM, Head of Multimanager, HSBC Investments
     (Canada)

    2008 Career Achievement Award

    Chair: Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Canadian Investment Awards Inc./Learning
     Library Inc.
    Rudy Luukko, Investment Funds Editor, Morningstar Canada
    Scott Mackenzie, President & CEO, Morningstar Canada
    Gary Teelucksingh, SVP - Americas, Satyam Computer Services
    Janny Vincent, President & CEO, Fundata Canada Inc.
    Tessa Wilmott, Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Investment
     Executive

    2008 Person of Influence of the Year Award

    Chair: Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Canadian Investment Awards Inc./Learning
     Library Inc.
    Rudy Luukko, Investment Funds Editor, Morningstar Canada
    Scott Mackenzie, President & CEO, Morningstar Canada
    Gary Teelucksingh, SVP - Americas, Satyam Computer Services
    Janny Vincent, President & CEO, Fundata Canada Inc.
    Tessa Wilmott, Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Investment
     Executive

    2008 Green Company Award for Environmental Leadership

    Paul Bates, Dean, Degroote School of Business at McMaster University
    Jean Jerome Baudry, Founder and CEO, Cybernomics
    Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder & CEO, Zerofootprint
    Marc Duchesne, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Environment, Bell
     Canada
    Dr. Blair Feltmate, Director, Sustainable Development, Ontario Power
     Generation
    Johanne Gelinas, Deloitte & Touche
    Rick Huijbregts, Director of Vertical Sales, Cisco Canada
    Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority
    Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Founder, Canadian Investment Awards
     Inc./Learning Library Inc.
    Michael Sullivan, Partner, The Strategic Counsel
    Nada Sutic, Manager, Green Initiatives, BOMA Toronto
    Kate Taylor, Co-President, Kaleidoscope Marketing and Communications Inc.

    2008 Imagine Canada Corporate Citizenship Award

    Chair: Michael Meadows, Senior Manager, Imagine Canada
    Don McCreesh, Director, Brainhunter Inc.
    Richard Pringle, Co-President and Co-Founder, Grantstream

    2008 Broadridge Canadian Investment Marketing Awards

    Chair: Patricia Rosch, President of Investor Communications Solutions,
     Canada, a Division of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
    Sulemaan Ahmed, Director of Digital Marketing, Harlequin Enterprises
    April Dunford, Director of Business Development, Nortel Networks Inc.
    Yvette Gauthier, Co-President, Kaleidoscope Marketing and Communications
     Inc.
    Derek Gooderham, Industry Marketing Manager Financial Services and
     Communications, Microsoft Canada
    Alan Kriss, Vice President of Marketing, Nightingale Informatix
     Corporation
    Dan Richards, President Strategic Imperatives!
    Michael Seaton, Vice President, Digital Marketing, Thornly Fallis
    Stephen Smith, Senior Director, Marketing, Univeris

    2008 Learning Library Advisor Education Award

    Chair: Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Canadian Investment Awards Inc./Learning
     Library Inc.
    Harry Apostolatos, Director Event Management, Diversified Business
     Communications - Canada
    Gerald J. Bissett ED.D., Chairman, Learning Library Inc.
    John W. Murray, B.A., LL.B., LL.M, Vice President of Standards
     Enforcement, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Gary Teelucksingh, SVP - Americas, Satyam Computer Services

    2008 IFIC Investor Education Award

    Chair: Patricia Dunwoody, Vice President, Member Services and
     Communications, IFIC
    Gerald J. Bissett ED.D., Chairman, Learning Library Inc.
    Maureen Loweth, Dean, Faculty of Business, Arts and Design, George Brown
     College
    Ellen Roseman, Business Columnist, Toronto Star
    Glorianne Stromberg

    2008 Informco Best New Initiative Award

    Chair: Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, Canadian Investment Awards Inc./Learning
     Library Inc.
    Rudy Luukko, Investment Funds Editor, Morningstar Canada
    Scott Mackenzie, President & CEO, Morningstar Canada
    Jim Middlemiss, Editor, Legal Post, National Post
    John W. Murray, B.A., LL.B., LL.M, Vice President of Standards
     Enforcement, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Claudiu Popa, President, Informatica Security Corporation

    2008 VAULT Solutions Best Use Of Technology Award

    Chair: Anthony Boright, President, Vault Solutions Inc.,
    Scott Mackenzie, President & CEO, Morningstar Canada
    Jim Middlemiss, Editor, Legal Post, National Post
    John W. Murray, B.A., LL.B., LL.M
    Claudiu Popa, President, Informatica Security Corporation

    2008 Socially Responsible Investment Fund Award

    Chair: Ian Bragg, CR Strategies
    Alan Harman, Director and Senior Investment Executive, ScotiaMcLeod
    Olga Peram, Director of Analytics, Fundata Canada Inc.
    Sucheta Rajagopal, Vice President, Socially Responsible Investing at
     Hampton Securities

    We are proud to list our many key sponsors and partners:
    Platinum: CGI/Morningstar
    Gold: Canadian Business/MoneySense
    Silver: Broadridge/Canadian Hedge Watch Inc./Fundata Canada Inc./
    Informco/Investment Executive/Learning Library Inc./Satyam Computer
    Services Ltd./
    Strategic Partners: CCR Solutions/Kaleidoscope Marketing and
    Communications Inc./VAULT Solutions
    Partners: Bullfrog Power/Business News Network/CNW Group/Data on the
    Spot/elemente Magazine/Imagine Canada/Investment Fund Institute of
    Canada/Matrix Search Group/Tiffany & Co./YMCA Investment in Values
    




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Sabine Steinbrecher, Canadian
Investment Awards Inc., Tel: (416) 483-2791, Email:
sabine@investmentawards.com; Kate Taylor, Kaleidoscope Marketing and
Communications, Tel: (416) 785-8558, Email: ktaylor@kaleidoscoperesults.com

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