Invesco Trimark makes changes to global equities team

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Invesco Trimark today announced that Dana Love
has assumed lead portfolio management responsibility for Trimark Select Growth
Fund(*). In addition, Invesco Trimark is pleased to announce that Darren
McKiernan has re-joined the organization as Vice President and Portfolio
    Mr. Love continues with his role as lead manager on Trimark Fund(xx) and
will be joined on both Funds by Heather Peirce. They will be supported by
analysts Kevin Kaminski and Seungchan Lee. The team is also able to draw on
the experience and knowledge of the broader 31-member Trimark investments
    Mr. Love began his investment career in 1993 and joined Invesco Trimark
in 1999. He earned an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and a BA
in Sociology from the University of Waterloo. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Ms. Peirce began her investment career in 1991 and joined the company in 2002.
She holds a BA in Economics and Management Studies from the University of
    It was mutually agreed between Invesco Trimark and Bruce Harrop that new
leadership for Trimark Select Growth Fund(*) and Trimark Global Balanced
Fund(xxx) was in the best interest of investors in the Funds.
    "The changes that we've announced today are part of our ongoing efforts
to have the strongest team of investment professionals," said Graham Anderson,
Chief Investment Officer at Invesco Trimark. "We're pleased to have Darren
rejoin our organization and to also recognize the contributions of
long-standing members of our current team. We'd like to thank Bruce for his
services and wish him the best in his future endeavours."
    Invesco Trimark also announced that Jeff Hyrich and Erin Greenfield have
assumed portfolio management responsibilities for the equity portion of
Trimark Global Balanced Fund(xxx). The highly regarded fixed-income team
comprised of Rex Chong, Anthony Imbesi, Gary Lew and Alfred Samson will
continue to manage the fixed-income portion of the Fund.
    Mr. Hyrich began his investment career in 1997 and joined Invesco Trimark
in 1999. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Comm. degree
and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Greenfield
joined the company in 2005. He earned a BBA (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier
University. He holds the Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant
and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.
    Having over 14 years of investment management experience, Mr. McKiernan
graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Finance from the
University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder. While at Trimark Investment
Management Inc. from September 1997 to September 2000, he was senior research
analyst for global equities. He most recently held the position of Vice
President at Burgundy Asset Management and was responsible for co-managing
more than $1 billion in assets. Mr. McKiernan assumes portfolio management
responsibilities for Trimark Global Dividend Class.

    (*)   The change also applies to other funds patterned after Trimark
          Select Growth Fund, including Trimark Select Growth Class, Trimark
          Global Equity Private Pool, and Trimark Global Equity Private Pool
          - Currency Neutral
    (xx)  The change also applies to 50% of Invesco Trimark Core Global
          Equity Class that is patterned after Trimark Fund
    (xxx) The change also applies to other funds patterned after Trimark
          Global Balanced Fund, including Trimark Global Balanced Class,
          Trimark World Balanced Private Pool, and Trimark World Balanced
          Private Pool - Currency Neutral

    Invesco Trimark Ltd. is one of Canada's largest investment management
companies, with approximately C$28.5 billion<B> 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

    <B> As at July 31, 2009

    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.
    Invesco and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Holding
Company Limited, used under licence. Trimark and all associated trademarks are
trademarks of Invesco Trimark Ltd.

    (C) Invesco Trimark Ltd., 2009

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