Invesco Trimark bolsters fund lineup

New funds enhance advisors' ability to build better client portfolios

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - As the global economy undergoes significant change and presents investors with a world of exciting opportunities, the needs of Canadian investors have evolved. Invesco Trimark today launched three new funds designed to meet those evolving needs. These targeted investment solutions exemplify Invesco's global strength and extensive investment management capabilities.

Invesco Emerging Markets Debt Fund invests primarily in local-currency-denominated debt issues of emerging market countries. This market exceeds a staggering US$1 trillion1, yet it is essentially new to Canadian mutual fund investors. The Fund allows investors to participate in this attractive, rapidly growing category. While the average credit quality of local-currency-denominated emerging market debt is rated investment grade2, such debt as a category generally provides a yield higher than that of the average investment-grade bond of developed countries like Canada and the U.S.

The portfolio management team is led by Claudia Calich, Head of Emerging Markets for Invesco Fixed Income. The team members average 17 years of industry experience and have managed a similar mandate overseas since 2006. Furthermore, they can draw upon the proven expertise of the entire Invesco Fixed Income team, which is 148-members strong and manages US$185 billion3 worldwide.

Invesco Emerging Markets Class invests primarily in companies located or active in emerging markets. Managing the Fund is the Invesco Global Equity team, whose 15 members average 18 years of industry experience and manage US$14 billion3 worldwide. Most of the team's senior members have worked together since the 1990s, fostering an environment of stability and consistency; Ingrid Baker, who has been with the team since 1999, leads the Fund and is Invesco's Head of Emerging Market Equities. The portfolio management team adheres to a time-tested, proprietary research process and investment discipline. They scour the globe for high-quality companies with attractive long-term potential that strive to take advantage of the expected robust growth of emerging markets such as China, India and beyond.

Trimark Energy Class invests primarily in companies worldwide that engage directly or indirectly in the energy sector. The global trend towards greater energy demand has been well-established, with the potential to accelerate as economies around the world continue to grow. The Fund's flexible mandate allows portfolio manager Norman MacDonald to invest in a broad range of energy-related companies with no limits on foreign content and no requirement to adhere to any specific benchmark index's sector weights. The Fund has the added flexibility to hedge foreign currency and also short-sell securities, to a maximum 20% of the portfolio, when attractive opportunities arise in the market. Mr. MacDonald, who also manages Trimark Resources Fund, has 13 years of investment experience with both institutional and retail clients, including management of energy-specific mandates.

"Once again we're able to bring Invesco's global capabilities and proven expertise to Canadian investors," says Jamie Kingston, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development at Invesco Trimark. "From specialty investments to niche markets to foreign currency exposure, these funds can provide added diversification to help mitigate risk in an investor's portfolio and enhance long-term return potential."

Each of the new funds is managed by experts in their field who seek to take advantage of attractive investment opportunities around the globe. By bolstering its range of products and complementing its suite of core investment solutions, Invesco Trimark continues to provide advisors with the tools they need to build better portfolios for their clients.

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1 As at December 31, 2009.
2 Based on S&P rating agency.
3 As at September 30, 2010.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing. Copies are available from your advisor or from Invesco Trimark Ltd.

Invesco Trimark Ltd. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Trimark offers a diversified suite of investment solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and individual investors across Canada and around the world. Invesco is a leading independent global investment manager, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients around the world. Operating in 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at

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