Winnipeg, MB, August 12, 2016 – Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. is pleased to announce a new suite of low-volatility mutual funds to help protect unitholders’ portfolios. These new mandates are composed of the Global Low Volatility Fund (ILIM), the Canadian Low Volatility Class (London Capital) and the U.S. Low Volatility Fund (Putnam).
“These low-volatility funds were designed specifically to help reduce the overall risk of the investor’s portfolio and, in doing so, to provide downside protection, while still retaining meaningful upside potential,” says George Turpie, Senior Vice-President, Investment Products, Wealth Management, for Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. “They were developed with certain people in mind – specifically those who are conservative and reluctant about entering or staying in the market; preretirees, who are often seeking higher returns with lower risks over time; or those who are seeking to diversify their equity.”
Three additional mandates have also been added: the Diversified Fixed Income Folio (PSG), a onestop fixed-income fund solution composed of financial assets such as government and provincial
bonds, high-yield bonds, floating-rate bonds and corporate bonds; and the five-star-rated funds, Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Fund and Mackenzie Ivy Global Balanced Fund.
“Preservation of an investor’s wealth is the hallmark of the Mackenzie Ivy Funds’ investment approach,” Turpie continues. “These funds pursue long-term capital growth by investing in a select
group of high-quality multinational companies, and are suitable as a core global equity holding with lower-volatility characteristics.”
The management fees on 22 mutual funds were also lowered, and a new fee rebate program starting at $100,000 was introduced. The company will also begin to distribute a new fee-based series (QF series). All of the above funds are managed by Mackenzie Investments.
About Quadrus Investments Services Ltd.
Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. (“Quadrus”) is one of the largest mutual fund dealers in Canada. Quadrus is a member of the Great-West Lifeco Inc. group of companies, which includes Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. Quadrus Group of Funds is distributed exclusively through the Quadrus Investment Services Ltd.
About Quadrus Group of Funds
Quadrus Group of Funds is managed by Mackenzie Investments and distributed exclusively through Quadrus Investment Services. 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. For more information about Mackenzie Investments, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
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Director, Media & Public Relations
Quadrus Investment Services Ltd.
204.946.8961 | Tim.Oracheski@gwl.ca