Investors Group announces Investors Global Real Estate Fund and a new portfolio

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Investors Group today announced the launch of
two new funds:

    -  Investors Global Real Estate Fund; and,
    -  Alto(TM) Monthly Income and Global Growth Portfolio.

    The new funds will be focused on long-term capital appreciation and
current income. As well, the funds will add global diversification to clients'
investment portfolios.
    "Having enough money for retirement is an important goal for many
Canadians," said John Wiltshire, Senior Vice-President of Product and
Financial Planning at Investors Group. "The addition of these new mandates
gives Canadians additional options for both growth and income opportunities in
their retirement."
    Investors Global Real Estate Fund provides a combination of long-term
capital growth and current income by investing primarily in real estate
investment trust units(REITs) and equity securities of companies around the
world that principally derive their revenues from activities in the real
estate sector.
    This new fund is also expected to provide diversification benefits to
traditional equity and fixed-income funds, given the historically low
correlation of returns of securities in the global real estate sector to stock
and bond markets generally.
    Investors Global Real Estate Fund will be sub-advised by LaSalle
Investment Management (Securities) L.P. and its affiliates, which specialize
in advising on global real estate securities and has a team of over 60
professionals located around the world. Also, Jones Lang LaSalle, the parent
company, is one of the world's largest property managers.
    The Alto(TM) Monthly Income and Global Growth Portfolio features a
moderate aggressive investment profile that is global in nature, and provides
a flow of income and higher potential for long-term capital growth. The new
mandate complements three existing AltoTM Monthly Income Portfolios which
allow investors to custom-fit cash flow to their personal financial needs.
Among other funds, the Alto(TM) Monthly Income and Global Growth Portfolio
will invest in Investors Global Real Estate Fund.
    The new funds are available to Canadian investors immediately.

    Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering
personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of over 4,300
Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of
mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide
range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services.
Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of
companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services
companies with $121 billion in total assets under management.
    Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may
be associated with mutual funds investments. Please read the prospectus before
investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and
past performance may not be repeated. The Funds are distributed across Canada
by Investors Group Financial Services Inc., (in Quebec, a financial services
firm) and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Quebec, a firm in financial

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Ron Arnst, Investors Group,
(204) 956-3364,; Teresa Pagnutti, Environics
Communications, (416) 969-2721,

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