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TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") and Signature Global Asset Management today announced the establishment of an office in Hong Kong to lead Signature's investment research in China and the rest of Asia.
"The equity and debt markets in Asia are maturing rapidly and will grow to match the region's considerable influence in the global economy," said Eric Bushell, Signature's Chief Investment Officer. "A strong presence in the region will help Signature to participate in that growth."
The office is headed by Gorlen Zhou, Director of Research, Asia, who will provide macroeconomic analysis as well as generate specific investment ideas for the Signature portfolios. In addition, the office will serve as a resource for other Signature portfolio managers and analysts during their regular visits to the region.
"The new office will play a vital role in building on our relationships in Asia, with both the companies we research and our partners in the financial services industry," Mr. Bushell said.
"Signature is Canada's premier multi-asset investment organization with global capabilities," said Derek J. Green, CI President. "The Hong Kong office will enhance Signature's research and underlines CI's commitment to the continued development of the expertise available at Signature and our other portfolio management teams."
The office will operate as CI Global Investments Asia Limited, a Hong Kong subsidiary of CI Investments Inc.
About Signature Global Asset Management
Signature Global Asset Management, a division of CI Investments Inc., manages over $50 billion in a diverse lineup of equity, balanced and income-oriented mandates and has offices in Toronto and Hong Kong. The team consists of 37 investment professionals led by Chief Investment Officer Eric Bushell and has been the recipient of 15 Morningstar Awards and 17 Lipper Fund Awards since 2001.
About CI Investments – Canada's Investment Company
CI Investments is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. It offers a wide range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds, 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 $133 billion in assets as of December 31, 2014.
SOURCE CI Investments Inc.
For further information: Derek J. Green, President, CI Investments, (416) 364-1145