TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund has
just opened for business to Canadian investors with a simple, yet
powerful, premise: Any Country. Any Size. Always Value.
It is the first fund managed by Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
(Brandes LP) to be launched in the last five years in Canada. Brandes
Investment Partners & Co. (Brandes Canada) recognized there was an
unmet need for an unconstrained equity fund that empowers investors to
take advantage of worldwide equity market valuations.
The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund enables investors, with one
purchase, to buy what Brandes LP identifies as undervalued businesses
from around the world, regardless of market capitalization or location.
It provides access to fast-growing emerging markets and well-developed,
mature markets, while leveraging Brandes' stock picking ability to
unleash maximum long-term growth potential."The Brandes Global
Opportunities Fund provides exposure to company-specific opportunities
in a flexible mandate," states Brandes Canada President, Carol Lynde.
Brandes LP's Founder and Chair, Charles Brandes, notes: "We have been
investing in companies of all sizes and in all regions of the world for
nearly 40 years, so we can offer a depth of judgment based on
cumulative experience. I am certain the Global Opportunities Fund will
leverage our capabilities and serve investors well over the long term."
The investment committee overseeing the Brandes Global Opportunities
Fund includes Brandes LP's Charles Brandes, CFA; Ralph Birchmeier, CFA,
Director, Investments; Ken Little, CFA, Research Director, Investments;
Brent Woods, CFA, Managing Director, Investments and Gerardo Zamorano,
CFA, Director, Investments. The Global Opportunities Investment
Committee members have an average of nearly 22 years of experience and
are supported by 29 research analysts and 12 research associates.
The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund is being launched at a time when
the contraction in global markets, over the past five years, has
depressed the stock prices of many profitable companies, creating a
window of opportunity. Average price ratios (for large- and small-cap
stocks alike) around the world are lower than their historical average,
while dividend yields are higher.
The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund is eligible for all plan types and
may be purchased with a minimum investment of $1,000 ($100 through a
pre-authorized debit plan); subsequent investments may be made for a
minimum of $500.
About Brandes Investment Partners & Co.
Brandes Investment Partners & Co. (Brandes Canada) is the Toronto-based
manager of the Brandes Funds and affiliate of Brandes Investment
Partners, L.P., of San Diego, California, (Brandes LP) which is a
portfolio sub-advisor to the Brandes Funds. Brandes LP is a leading
global investment advisory firm, managing assets for institutional and
private clients worldwide. Brandes Canada provides Canadian investors
with access to Brandes LP's investment management services in separate
accounts for institutional, wrap, private client investors and through
the Brandes Funds.
Brandes LP applies a value-oriented approach to security selection
pioneered by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd to identify investment
opportunities within a long-term context, in all market conditions.
Among the first investment firms to emphasize a global perspective to
value investing, Brandes offers a variety of global, international,
U.S. and Canadian equity portfolios.
For more on Brandes Canada, visit: www.brandesinvestments.ca
Brandes Investment Partners & Co. is the manager of the Brandes Funds.
Units of the Brandes Funds are available through registered dealers
only and not available through Brandes Investment Partners & Co.
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.
SOURCE Brandes Investment Partners
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Brandes Investment Partners & Co.
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