TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Mackenzie Financial Corporation (Mackenzie Investments) is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Mattina, Ph.D., as Chief Economist and Strategist, Asset Allocation Team. In this role, Dr. Mattina will support the firm's asset allocation solutions by building proprietary valuation models and assessing macroeconomic conditions and their impact on global markets. He will also deliver macroeconomic insights on Mackenzie Investments' behalf on the company website and through various media.
"Todd Mattina brings a proven track record and deep experience with some of the world's top organizations," said Tony Elavia, Mackenzie Investments Chief Investment Officer. "We are happy to have him on board as we continue to add investment talent."
Dr. Mattina previously served in progressively senior roles with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), including two years as Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Operations. Prior to that, he served as Portfolio Manager, Global Tactical Asset Allocation, with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
"Having worked with Todd at the CPP Investment Board, I consider him one of the finest economists in the market with a strong ability to link macroeconomic research with the financial markets," said Alain Bergeron, Senior Vice-President and Head, Mackenzie Asset Allocation Team. "I am happy to be joining forces with him again and proud to have him on my team."
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $69.6 billion in assets under management as at October 31, 2014, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments 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 over $140 billion in total assets under management as at October 31, 2014. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
SOURCE: Mackenzie Financial Corporation
For further information: Trish Tervit, Director, Communications and Media Relations, Mackenzie Investments, 416-967-2216, [email protected]