Brendan Wood International

Brendan Wood International

September 02, 2009 16:05 ET

Brendan Wood International Announces 50 TopGun Canadian Equity Portfolio Managers

200 Top Broker Analysts Turn Tables, Rate "TopGun Portfolio Managers"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2009) - Worldwide intelligence-based advisory firm Brendan Wood International (BWI) today announced its list of TopGun Portfolio Managers investing in Canadian equities as part of their mandate. Only 50 portfolio managers were selected from over 400 individuals nominated by BWI's Panel of the leading broker analysts. The prestigious award reflects those with the best grasp of the industries in which they invest and those with the most influence in the Canadian market.

BWI's Panel of Analysts consists of 200 of Canada's top sell-side analysts.
Investigative debriefings with these analysts occur on an ongoing basis. The results are based upon the votes over the most recent 12 months. Portfolio managers selected as TopGuns were those with the greatest number of votes.

The 50 Nominated TopGun Portfolio Managers covering Canadian Equities are:

Portfolio Manager Asset Management Firm
Don Anderson Phillips, Hager & North
Gary Baker Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
Chris Beer RBC Asset Management
Oscar Belaiche Goodman & Company Investment Counsel
Paul Bloom Bloom Investment Counsel
Stephen Bonnyman Mclean Budden
Claude Boulos Natcan Investment Management
Jeremy Burge Capital International Asset Management
Stephane Champagne CI Investments
Robert Cohen Goodman & Company Investment Counsel
Serge Depatie Natcan Investment Management
Charles Dillingham Morguard Investments
Terry Dimock Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec
Brad Dunkley Gluskin Sheff & Associates
Alastair Dunn Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
Benoit Gervais Mackenzie Investments
Dom Grestoni Investors Group
Kevin Hall Guardian Capital
Jean-Francois Jolicoeur Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec
Stuart Kedwell RBC Asset Management
Stephen Kibsey Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec
Patrice Langlois Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec
Ari Levy TD Asset Management
Leslie Lundquist Bissett Investment Management
Kevin MacLean Sentry Select Capital
Hugh McCauley Acuity Funds
Sandy McIntyre Sentry Select Capital
Dennis Mitchell Sentry Select Capital
Marcello Montanari RBC Asset Management
Bruce Murray Mclean Budden
Margot Naudie TD Asset Management
John Novak Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
Charles Oliver Sprott Asset Management
John Priestman Guardian Capital
Doug Raymond RBC Asset Management
Daniel Rice III BlackRock Advisors
Rohit Sehgal Goodman & Company Investment Counsel
Michael Simpson Sentry Select Capital
John Smolinski TD Asset Management
Brahm Spilfogel RBC Asset Management
Eric Sprott Sprott Asset Management
Tom Stanley Resolute Funds Limited
John Stephenson First Asset Management
Fred Sturm Mackenzie Investments
Andrew Taylor Goodman & Company Investment Counsel
Louis-Phillipe Thibodeau Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec
Scott Vali CI Investments
William Webb Gluskin Sheff & Associates
Malcolm White CI Investments
Gordon Zive RBC Asset Management

BWI's Partner in charge of Canada, Stewart Borden, commented, "Canadian sell-side analysts work countless hours throughout the year to advance the knowledge and investment insight of their portfolio management clients. Portfolio managers at Canada's largest asset management firms are a world class audience, many as well versed on world markets as they are on the Canadian domestic scene. Not easily impressed, Canada's all star analysts fight the good fight for the approval of this sophisticated big league investment clientele. It's great that, once a year, BWI is invited to turn the tables and ask the Brendan Wood Panel of Canada's leading sell-side analysts to nominate the portfolio managers who inspire them most and influence them at the deeper levels of investment analysis. The results amplify the importance of collaboration, inspiration and integrity in the critical relationship between portfolio managers and sell-side analysts in uprooting essential findings which help establish shareholder confidence in companies which deserve it."

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