IGM Financial Inc.
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IGM Financial Inc.

April 04, 2006 16:53 ET

IGM Financial Inc. Announces March 2006 Mutual Fund Assets and Sales

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) - IGM Financial Inc. (IGM) (TSX:IGM) today reported preliminary mutual fund assets under management as at March 31, 2006 and preliminary net mutual fund sales for the month of March. Total mutual fund assets under management were approximately $100-billion. Total net mutual fund sales were $583.4-million including net sales at Investors Group of $224.2-million, net sales at Mackenzie Financial of $334.6-million and net sales at Investment Planning Counsel of $24.6-million.



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Mutual Fund Assets % %
under Management March February December Change Change
(billions) (unaudited) 2006 2006 2005 Month YTD
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IGM Financial Inc. $99.70 (1) $96.79 (1) $94.05 (1) 3.0 6.0
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Investors Group $53.85 $52.32 $50.70 2.9 6.2
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Mackenzie Financial $43.85 $42.55 $41.47 3.1 5.7
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Investment Planning
Counsel $2.00 (1) $1.92 (1) $1.88 (1) 4.2 6.4
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March 2006 March 2005
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Net Sales (millions) Long Term Long Term
(unaudited) All Funds Funds All Funds Funds
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IGM Financial Inc. $583.4 (2) $494.6 (2) $395.6 (2) $340.1 (2)
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Investors Group $224.2 $193.6 $115.9 $92.1
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Mackenzie Financial $334.6 $278.5 $250.0 $219.8
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Investment Planning
Counsel $24.6 (2) $22.5 (2) $29.7 (2) $28.2 (2)
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(1) includes $500-million (February 2006 - $474-million, December
2005 - $388-million) in Investment Planning Counsel mutual fund
assets invested in other managers' mutual funds.

(2) includes $1.2-million in net sales (2005 - $3.9-million in net
sales) of Investment Planning Counsel mutual funds invested in
other managers' mutual funds.


Investors Group announced mutual fund sales of $652.3-million, redemptions of $428.1-million and net sales of $224.2-million for the month of March 2006. Gross sales, redemptions and net sales of long-term funds for the month of March 2006 were $569.1-million, $375.5-million and $193.6-million.

Mackenzie Financial announced mutual fund sales of $1,087.2-million, redemptions of $752.6-million and net sales of $334.6-million for the month of March 2006. Gross sales, redemptions and net sales of long-term funds for the month of March 2006 were $899.6-million, $621.1-million and $278.5-million.

Investment Planning Counsel reported mutual fund sales of $41.3-million, redemptions of $16.7-million and net sales of $24.6-million for the month of March 2006. Gross sales, redemptions and net sales of long-term funds for the month of March 2006 were $38.2-million, $15.7-million and $22.5-million.

For more information on mutual fund activity, please refer to individual press releases for each reporting Company.

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and the country's largest manager and distributor of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with over $107 billion in total assets under management. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial and Investment Planning Counsel. IGM Financial Inc. is a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

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