Also announces new trust funds and change to mutual fund corporation
TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Invesco Trimark Ltd. today introduces(1) AIM
Global Balanced Fund. This new fund combines the award-winning Invesco Aim
International Growth team and Invesco Aim's U.S. Large-/Multi-cap Growth team,
with the proven expertise of the Invesco Worldwide Fixed Income (WWFI) team.
"Clas Olsson and his International Growth team have a well-established
reputation in Canada for managing funds with strong long-term performance,"
said Graham Anderson, Invesco Trimark's Chief Investment Officer. "The WWFI
team, led on this new Fund by Russel Matthews, has considerable experience
managing institutional mandates and makes an excellent complement to the
AIM Global Balanced Fund has been created for investors looking to
rebuild their portfolios after the market events in 2008. There is an
increasing demand for long-term capital appreciation from growth stocks, while
at the same time managing risk in periods of market uncertainty.
The Fund will maintain an approximate asset allocation of 60% global
equities and 40% conservative global fixed income. The equity portion of the
portfolio will be patterned after AIM Global Growth Class and will be managed
by Matthew Dennis, Barrett Sides and Robert Lloyd, with additional analytical
support from their respective teams. The team uses a "Quality growth"
investment discipline that focuses on an earnings, quality and valuation (EQV)
process to identify and analyze potential investments.
The fixed-income portfolio will be patterned after Invesco Bond Fund,
domiciled in Dublin and managed by the Invesco Worldwide Fixed Income team.
The team uses a conservative approach, investing primarily in investment-grade
global government and corporate bonds. They maintain a strict focus on
managing the risks of potential exchange rate fluctuations. Invesco Bond Fund
has delivered first-quartile performance over the three-, five- and 10-year
periods. The team is comprised of 120 investment professionals and currently
manages approximately US$162 billion in assets (as at June 30, 2009).
"We've been seeing good opportunities in global equities. We look for
high-quality companies that we perceive have attractive risk/return profiles
and solid fundamentals throughout the economic cycle," said Matthew Dennis,
portfolio manager. "The key to successful investing is to maintain a long-term
Introducing new mutual fund trust funds
On August 24, 2009, Invesco Trimark will launch three new mutual fund
trust versions of existing corporate class funds. These new mutual fund trusts
are more appropriate for investors with registered plans and for institutional
investors. Funds in the corporate class structure offer enhanced tax-deferral
benefits, designed for investors with non-registered investments.
The new mutual fund trust funds are AIM International Growth Fund (Series
A and F), Invesco Canadian Focus Fund (Series A and F) and Invesco Global
Equity Fund (Series A and F). These new funds are eligible for purchase by all
types of registered and non-registered plans, including Registered Education
Savings Plans (RESPs).
Change in taxation year-end of Invesco Trimark Canada Fund Inc.
Invesco Trimark has also announced that the taxation year-end of Invesco
Trimark Canada Fund Inc. ("Canada Fund") will be changed to March 31,
effective January 1, 2010, in order to align the taxation year-end with its
financial statement year-end, as well as with the taxation year-end of Invesco
Trimark Corporate Class Inc. ("Corporate Class"). As such, the distribution
dates for all five funds that are share classes of Canada Fund will be
affected by this change.
Share classes of Canada Fund (i.e., Invesco Trimark Core Canadian
Balanced Class, Invesco Trimark Core Canadian Equity Class, Trimark
Diversified Income Class, Trimark Canadian First Class and AIM Canadian
Premier Class) will pay ordinary dividends for the taxation year ended
December 31, 2009, if any, in December 2009 and capital gains dividends for
the 2009 taxation year, if any, in February 2010 as previously scheduled.
There will be a short taxation year ended March 31, 2010. Ordinary dividends
for this and all future taxation years ended March 31, if any, will be paid in
March prior to the taxation year-end; capital gains dividends, if any, will be
paid in May following the taxation year-end. Monthly distributions consisting
of ordinary dividends and returns of capital paid by T-FLEX series of share
classes of Canada Fund will not be affected by the change.
(1) On August 14, 2009, the name of AIM American Growth Fund was changed
to AIM Global Balanced Fund. The Fund's investment objectives and
strategies were also changed effective the same date.
Invesco Trimark Ltd. is one of Canada's largest investment management
companies, with approximately C$28.5 billion(*) in assets under management. 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 Ltd. is a leading
independent global investment management company, dedicated to helping people
worldwide build their financial security. By delivering the combined power of
our distinctive worldwide investment management capabilities, Invesco provides
a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for 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 www.invesco.com.
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 simplified prospectus before investing. Copies are available
from your advisor or from Invesco Trimark Ltd.
(*) As at July 31, 2009
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