~ Financial advisors choose Fidelity as their top company for third year in a row ~
TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - For the third year in a row, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC (Fidelity Canada) was named Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year at the 2013 Morningstar Awards. In voting for their favorite investment fund company, financial advisors were asked to consider a company's impact on their businesses across a number of areas: quality and range of products, performance, fees, service, education, community investment and quality of management.
"We are honoured to be recognized for the third year in a row as the Morningstar Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year. What makes this award special is that it is financial advisors, the clients we serve every day, who vote for the winner of this award. We are proud to play a key role in supporting financial advisors and we thank them for their continued support," said Rob Strickland, President, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC.
The Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year is a reflection of the long-term positive success that Fidelity Canada has experienced. In 2013, Fidelity Canada continued to improve by expanding its sales force to better serve its clients, and introducing new products and solutions to meet investor demand. Fidelity Canada has also been active in the communities in which it operates including supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada with its innovative PowerUp! Program, a national academic program designed to assist children in realizing their academic potential and encouraging a life-long passion for learning. As well in 2013, Fidelity Canada focused on youth athletics with new partnerships with B.C. Alpine and Alpine Alberta to support ski racing in those provinces.
"As we approach our third decade, we remain committed to forging solid, long-lasting relationships with financial advisors from coast to coast. At the core of our success remains the dedication of our employees to do what's right for our clients and investors," added Strickland.
About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments Canada ULC is part of the Fidelity Investments organization of Boston, one of the world's largest providers of financial services. Recipient of the 2012 Morningstar Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year, Fidelity Canada manages a total of $81 billion in mutual fund and institutional assets. This includes $16 billion in assets for institutional clients including public and corporate defined benefit pension plans, endowments, foundations and other corporate assets on behalf of clients across Canada as at October 31, 2013.
Fidelity Canada provides Canadian investors a full range of domestic, international and income oriented mutual funds, as well as asset allocation and managed solutions and the high net worth program, the Fidelity Private Investment Program. Fidelity funds are available through a number of advice-based distribution channels including financial planners, investment dealers, banks, and insurance companies. Fidelity is a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and we are dedicated to helping young Canadians realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
SOURCE: Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
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