Excel Funds wins 2012 Lipper Fund Award for Best Emerging Markets Fund

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Excel Funds is pleased to announce it has won Best Fund over 1 year in Emerging Markets Equity at the 2012 Canadian Lipper Fund Awards.

"Winning this award, in its first year since inception, is a tremendous honour and a testament to the effectiveness of our investment approach," said Bhim D. Asdhir, President and CEO of Excel Funds. "We believe that our on-the-ground teams are the definitive factor in successful emerging markets investing. By remaining in those regions, investors are assured of our purpose and diligence in maximizing returns."

Paul Mesburis, Senior Portfolio Manager of Excel Investment Counsel Inc. added, "Key drivers of our success include a disciplined approach in choosing companies with distinct competitive advantages. Investors benefit from active management of the Excel Emerging Markets Fund Series "A" and we thank Lipper for this recognition."

With over 140,000 different funds available worldwide, the Lipper Awards recognize funds that have delivered consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

For more information, please visit www.excelfunds.com.

About the Lipper Fund Awards

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.

About Excel Funds

Excel Funds Management Inc. is a multiple Lipper Award winning company, and Canada's only emerging markets focused mutual fund provider. For over 12 years, we have been partnering exclusively with best in class, on-the-ground portfolio managers that bring Canadian investors firsthand insight and expertise in these flourishing economies. Through our funds, investors gain early exposure to companies positioned to become future leaders in some of the world's fastest growing markets. Excel Funds maintains a highly ranked fund family that is focused on emerging market growth opportunities.

SOURCE Excel Funds Management Inc.

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Media & Information Contact: Ines Gomes, Communications Specialist, 905-817-2935, ines.gomes@excelfunds.com

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