Richard Jenkins to join Bill Kanko at Black Creek

    Award winning international equity manager to re-join former colleague

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - Black Creek Investment Management Inc. ("Black
Creek") today announced that Richard Jenkins, one of Canada's top
international equity fund managers, will be joining the firm as a co-owner
with investment manager Bill Kanko.
    Jenkins joins Black Creek from AIM Trimark.
    "I am very excited to be partnering with Richard again," said Kanko, who
founded Black Creek in 2004. "One of my goals for Black Creek is to create a
firm with outstanding international equity management expertise. Richard's
capability as an investor and his knowledge of international markets makes for
an interesting combination of talents and this is the best fit I could have
    Canadian retail investors can access the money management expertise of
Black Creek exclusively through 2 funds at Hartford Investments -Hartford
Global Leaders Fund and Hartford Global Balanced Fund.
    "A Kanko-Jenkins partnership is great news for investors, financial
advisors and Hartford Investments," said Laurie Davis, President, Hartford
Investments. "They are two of the very best money managers in the business.
Their combined talent is sure to strengthen Black Creek's ability to deliver
strong returns for clients."
    Edmonton-born Jenkins began his career as an investment analyst in 1986.
From 1994 to 2008, Jenkins worked at AIM Trimark where he was lead manager for
a number of mutual funds including Trimark Select Growth Fund, Trimark
Europlus Fund, which under his tenure won Best European Equity Fund at the
2004 Canadian Investment Awards; and Trimark Global Balanced Fund, winner of
the Global Balanced Fund of the Year for 3 years in a row (2004-2006).
    Respecting a current employment agreement, Jenkins will join Black Creek
in July, 2008.

    Founded by industry veteran Bill Kanko in 2004, Black Creek Investment
Management Inc. manages retail mutual funds offered exclusively through
Hartford Investments and pools for private clients.

For further information:

For further information: Bill Kanko, President, Black Creek Investment
Management, (416) 236-2424

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