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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") is pleased to announce that three of its portfolio managers have received Morningstar Awards in recognition of their investment expertise. CI congratulates Richard Jenkins of Black Creek Investment Management, who was named Morningstar Foreign Equity Fund Manager of the Year, and Greg Dean and Stephen Groff of Cambridge Global Asset Management, who were co-winners of the Breakout Fund Manager of the Year award.
The Morningstar Awards, which were announced last night, honour excellence in the Canadian investment fund industry. They are given by Morningstar Research, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research.
"The Foreign Equity Fund Manager of the Year award recognizes Richard's extensive expertise in international investing and his long-term track record of exceptional performance," said Derek J. Green, CI President. "Richard and the Black Creek team follow a well-defined process and conduct intensive research to develop unique portfolios of outstanding global companies."
Mr. Jenkins is Chairman and Managing Director of Black Creek, an independent Toronto-based investment management firm. He manages a number of mandates for CI Investments, including Black Creek International Equity Fund and Black Creek Global Balanced Fund. He has over 25 years of investment management experience as an investment analyst and portfolio manager of international equities.
"Our success at Black Creek is a result of our experience and our ability to analyze information to uncover compelling investment ideas," Mr. Jenkins said. "We wish to thank our long-term and loyal investors. The entire team at Black Creek is focused on building wealth for our clients over the long term through unique insights and proprietary ideas."
Morningstar research analysts select the Manager of the Year award winners based on criteria such as strong performance over the past year, excellent long-term risk-adjusted performance, the strength of their process, the quality of their decision making and the likelihood of repeating past success.
Breakout Fund Manager of the Year is a new award category developed by Morningstar to recognize "up-and-coming managers worthy of investors' attention."
Mr. Dean and Mr. Groff are Principals and Portfolio Managers with Cambridge, a division of CI. Mr. Groff is Lead Portfolio Manager of the Cambridge dividend funds, including Cambridge Canadian Dividend Fund, Cambridge U.S. Dividend Fund and Cambridge Global Dividend Fund. He is also Lead Portfolio Manager of Cambridge American Equity Fund and co-manager of Cambridge Pure Canadian Equity Fund.
Mr. Dean is Lead Portfolio Manager of the Cambridge small and mid-cap equity funds, including Cambridge Growth Companies Corporate Class and Cambridge Canadian Growth Companies Fund, and is co-manager of Cambridge Pure Canadian Equity Fund. Mr. Dean has also been named a TopGun Investment Mind in the Brendan Wood International Canadian investment rankings from 2012-2014.
"Greg and Stephen have made significant contributions to the success and performance of the Cambridge funds since joining as analysts in 2011," said Mr. Green. "They have earned their place among the leaders of the team and, as this award shows, are leaders in the industry as well."
Mr. Green noted that the Manager of the Year awards are the most prestigious among the Morningstar Awards lineup. "Having three winners in one year speaks to the breadth of investment talent available at CI."
Meanwhile, two CI funds were award winners in their categories, and three others were finalists. CI's other finalists included Geof Marshall of Signature Global Asset Management for Breakout Fund Manager of the Year, CI's Portfolio Series and Portfolio Select Series for Best Fund of Funds Series, and CI for Advisors' Choice Investment Fund Company of the Year.
For further information about the Morningstar Awards, please visit www.morningstar.ca or www.investmentawards.com.
About CI Investments – Canada's Investment Company
CI Investments Inc. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. It offers a broad range of investment products and services, and is on the Web at www.ci.com. CI is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management firm with approximately $142.3 billion in assets as of October 31, 2015.
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For further information: Murray Oxby, Director, Communications, CI Investments, (416) 364-1145