Excel Emerging Europe Fund

Excel Emerging Europe Fund
Excel Funds Management Inc.

Excel Funds Management Inc.

December 10, 2007 15:05 ET

Excel Funds Management Inc. Introduces the Head Portfolio Manager of the Excel Emerging Europe Fund Team

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Due to the tremendous response of the newly launched Excel Emerging Europe Fund, Excel Funds Management Inc. ("Excel Funds") is proud to host a conference call with esteemed London based Head Portfolio Manager Dr. Ghadir Abu-Leil Cooper of Baring Asset Management Inc. The call will be conducted on December 11 at 11:00 AM EST and can be accessed locally at 416-695-7806 or toll free at 888-789-9572.

Possessing a wealth of knowledge in the European Markets, Dr. Leil- Cooper is highly respected for her insight in recognizing key investment themes and her impressive track record for achieving excellent performance in emerging market investments. Dr. Leil-Cooper joined Barings in 1997 and was appointed a Director in 2001. With twelve years of industry experience, she has a B.S.c and Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from Durham University.

Managing emerging market investment since 1975 Barings was among the first investment managers to capitalize on the investment opportunities situated in Emerging Europe. Barings' portfolio managers apply a top-down country allocation and bottom-up stock selection process and utilize a dedicated team as part of a comprehensive four stage investment process involving: ideas generation, extensive research, portfolio construction and implementation.

"We are honoured to bring the portfolio manager of the caliber of Barings to Canadian retail investors to manage the Excel Emerging Europe Fund," Mr. Bhim D. Asdhir, President and Chief Executive Officer Excel Funds Management Inc.

Excel Emerging Europe Fund

The investment objective of the Excel Emerging Europe Fund is to seek long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies located in or otherwise benefiting from the emerging markets of Europe. Such markets could include, but are not limited to, Russia, Turkey, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia and Ukraine.

About Excel Funds

Founded in 1996, Excel Funds is a specialized fund management company that focuses on investment opportunities in emerging markets. Excel Funds manages highly ranked and award winning mutual funds; including the Excel India Fund, Excel China Fund, Excel Chindia Fund, Excel Income and Growth Fund, Excel Emerging Europe Fund, Excel Money Market Fund and a TSX-listed closed-end fund, Excel India Trust (TSX:EXI.UN).

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees are expenses all may 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.

Contact Information

  • Excel Funds Management Inc.
    Ms. Farhana Dosani
    Investor Relations
    Website: www.excelfunds.com