TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) - Marquest Asset Management Inc. (Marquest) today announced that following receipt of all required shareholder and regulatory approvals, it has completed the purchase of all or substantially all of the assets of MineralFields Fund Management Inc. (MineralFields), Pathway Investment Counsel Inc. and Limited Market Dealer Inc. The transaction includes the agreements pursuant to which MineralFields acted as the manager of the following mutual funds (the Funds):
|Pathway Multi Series Fund Inc. - Explorer Series Fund
|Pathway Multi Series Fund Inc. - Canadian Flex ™ Series Fund
|Pathway Multi Series Fund Inc. - Energy Series Fund
|Pathway Multi Series Fund Inc. - Resource Flex ™ Series Fund
|Pathway Multi Series Fund Inc. - Flex Dividend and Income Growth ™ Series Fund
(Each of which is a series of shares of Pathway Multi Series Fund Inc. (PMSFI)). The consummation of the transaction resulted in a change of the manager of the Funds from MineralFields to Marquest. In addition, the voting shares of PMSFI were also transferred to Marquest as part of the transaction.
The portfolio management responsibilities for the Funds will now be performed by Gerry Brockelsby and Alice Tsang of Marquest, with support from Josephine Franks, Marquest's current Trader/Analyst. This Marquest team has worked together for many years and has extensive experience in portfolio management and research in the resource sector.
As a result of the change of manager of the Funds, the members of the existing independent review committee (IRC) of the Funds had their appointment automatically terminated, in accordance with the requirements of National Instrument 81-107. Marquest has accordingly reconstituted the IRC for the Funds, with William D. Packham, John R. Anderson and Jeremy Zuker agreeing to serve as the IRC of the Funds.
Except as described above, Marquest has no current intention to change the operations of the Funds, including, in particular, no current intention to change their investment objectives or strategies (including provisions relating to use of derivatives or securities lending), fee structures, sub-advisors, auditors or custodian.
Marquest is a diversified Canadian asset management firm incorporated in 1985. The firm offers a range of investment products and solutions to retail and institutional investors.