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TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") congratulates its portfolio management teams for earning seven 2013 Lipper Fund Awards, which recognize funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers.
The winners included Portfolio Series Income Fund and Signature High Income Fund, adding to the extensive accolades they have received in recent years. Signature Global Science & Technology Corporate Class and Cambridge High Income Fund were also winners at last night's awards ceremony.
Portfolio Series Income Fund was named Best Global Fixed Income Balanced Fund over three and five years. The fund, which is part of the Portfolio Series program, is managed by CI Investment Consulting, an in-house team of asset allocation experts led by Portfolio Manager Alfred Lam.
Portfolio Series Income Fund also won two Lipper Fund Awards in 2012, as it was best fund in its category for the three and five-year periods. In addition, the Portfolio Series program was named Best Fund of Funds at the 2011 and 2012 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards.
"Portfolio Series continues to be recognized as a best-in-class managed solution," said Derek J. Green, CI President. "The success of Portfolio Series reflects the asset allocation and risk management expertise of CI Investment Consulting combined with the skills of CI's exceptional lineup of portfolio management teams."
Signature High Income Fund was named Best Global Neutral Balanced Fund over three, five and 10 years. The fund is managed by Geof Marshall, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Joe D'Angelo of Signature Global Advisors. Signature High Income Fund has received numerous accolades, winning three Lipper Fund Awards in 2012 for the three, five and 10-year time periods, and taking home trophies at the Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards in 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
"Signature High Income Fund has an exceptional long-term track record of delivering consistent income and growth to investors," said Mr. Green. "The fund has been managed by Signature team members since inception in 1996 and its strong returns reflect the group's proven expertise across global income asset classes and equity sectors."
Signature Global Science & Technology Corporate Class was named Best Miscellaneous Sector Equity Fund over five years. The portfolio is managed by Signature's Malcolm White and Jeremy Yeung.
Cambridge High Income Fund, which is managed by Robert Swanson of Cambridge Advisors, was Best Canadian Equity Balanced Fund over five years.
Overall, CI funds and portfolio managers have been the recipients of 33 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards over the past 10 years and 46 Lipper Fund Awards since the start of the program in Canada in 2007.
The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com.
About CI Investments - Canada's Investment Company
CI Investments is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. It offers a broad 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 approximately $101.7 billion in assets as of January 31, 2013.
Lipper Fund Awards are given by Lipper, Inc. to recognize funds that have provided superior consistency and risk-adjusted returns when compared to a group of similar funds. Awards are given to the fund with the highest value within its category for the time periods of three, five and 10 years according to the Lipper Leader ratings for Consistent Return, which reflect funds' historic returns, adjusted for volatility, relative to peers. Lipper Leader ratings change monthly. For more information, see lipperweb.com. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Users acknowledge that they have not relied upon any warranty, condition, guarantee, or representation made by Lipper. Any use of the data for analyzing, managing, or trading financial instruments is at the user's own risk. This is not an offer to buy or sell securities.
Portfolio Series Income Fund (Class A) was named Best Global Fixed Income Balanced Fund in February 2013 for the three and five-year periods ending Oct. 31, 2012, out of a category total of 26 and 19 funds, respectively, and in February 2012 for the three and five-year periods ending Oct. 31, 2011, out of a category total of 21 and 10 funds, respectively. Signature High Income Fund (Class A) was named Best Global Neutral Balanced Fund in February 2013 for the three, five and 10-year periods ending Oct. 31, 2012, out of a category total of 98, 68 and 31 funds, respectively, and in February 2012 for the three, five and 10-year periods ending Oct. 31, 2011, out of a category total of 87, 61 and 29 funds, respectively. Signature Global Science & Technology Corporate Class (Class A) was named Best Miscellaneous Sector Equity Fund in February 2013 for the five years ending Oct. 31, 2012, out of a category total of 10 funds. Cambridge High Income Fund was named Best Canadian Equity Balanced Fund in February 2013 for the five-year period ending Oct. 31, 2012.
Performance for the funds for the one, three, five and 10-year periods ending December 31, 2012 are as follows: Portfolio Series Income: 6.6%, 6.4%, 5.0% and 5.3%; Signature High Income: 11.6%, 10.5%, 6.7% and 9.7%; Signature Global Science & Technology: 13.3%, 8.8%, 7.7% and 4.7%; Cambridge High Income Fund: 6.2%, 10.6%, 8.0% and n/a (10.4% since inception in July 2004). Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Unless otherwise indicated and except for returns for periods less than one year, the indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in security value. All performance data assume reinvestment of all distributions or dividends and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
Morningstar Awards © Morningstar Inc. All Rights Reserved. Awarded to Signature High Income Fund for Best Global Balanced Fund, 2012, 2011, 2010, and for Best Canadian Income Trust Fund, 2004.
SOURCE: CI Investments Inc.
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