TSX SYMBOL: CIX.UN
TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - CI Investments Inc. ("CI") is honoured to have
been named Analysts' Choice Investment Fund Company of the Year for the second
year in a row at the Canadian Investment Awards last night. In addition, CI
won top honours in the Canadian Balanced Fund and U.S. Pooled Fund categories.
The Analysts' Choice Investment Fund Company of the Year is selected by a
group of independent analysts for excellence in nine key areas: performance,
management, breadth of core fund category representation, community
investment, industry service, investor and advisor education, volatility/risk,
fund governance and communication to unitholders. CI was also a finalist this
year for the Advisors' Choice Investment Fund Company of the Year, an award
that CI received in 2005.
"We thank advisors and our industry colleagues for their support and
recognition," said Peter W. Anderson, CI Chief Executive Officer. "Fund
Company of the Year is a prestigious award and we are honoured by this
three-year winning streak. It speaks to our commitment to providing advisors
and investors with a comprehensive selection of superior products and services
that are backed by the expertise of a strong and diverse lineup of talented
portfolio management teams."
In the Canadian Balanced Fund category, the winner was Signature Canadian
Balanced Fund, managed by Eric Bushell, Chief Investment Officer of CI's
Signature Advisors. Another CI fund was a finalist in this category - Harbour
Growth & Income Fund, led by Gerry Coleman, Portfolio Manager with CI's
CI American Value was named the top U.S. Pooled Fund for the third
consecutive year. The portfolio managers are William Priest and David Pearl of
Epoch Investment Partners Inc. of New York.
Other CI funds that were finalists in their categories were CI Global
Small Companies Fund, which is managed by Mr. Priest and Daniel Gerber of
Epoch, and CI Global Health Sciences Corporate Class, which is managed by
Andrew Waight of Altrinsic Global Advisors, LLC of Stamford, Connecticut.
CI Investments Inc. is a corporation controlled by CI Financial Income
Fund (TSX: CIX.UN), an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management firm with
approximately $97.0 billion in fee-earning assets as of October 31, 2007. CI
offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an
industry-leading selection of investment funds. CI is on the Web at
For further information:
For further information: Murray Oxby, Director, Communications, CI
Investments Inc., (416) 681-3254