TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2013) - Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is pleased to announce that Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager Michael Simpson was honoured at the 2013 Lipper Fund Awards with the Excellence in Fund Management Award. This inaugural award recognizes outstanding asset managers who have delivered consistently strong risk-adjusted returns to investors and, in the opinion of Lipper's research analysts, represent the best of the mutual fund industry.
Michael Simpson has over 20 years' experience in the financial industry and is the lead manager of several equity products, including the flagship Sentry Canadian Income Fund. He is a two-time winner of a Brendan Wood International Canadian TopGun Award and was recently honoured at the 2012 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards when Sentry Canadian Income Fund was recognized as the Best Canadian Dividend & Income Equity Fund.
Three Sentry mutual funds were also individually honoured at the 2013 Lipper Fund Awards. They captured five awards for delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted returns compared to their peers:
- Sentry Canadian Income Fund, managed by Michael Simpson, earned the award for best fund over 10 years in the Canadian Dividend & Income Equity category. The Fund is a five-star Morningstar-rated fund, and is a top-quartile performer in its category in both absolute and risk-adjusted terms over one, three, five and ten years, and since its inception (February 15, 2002).1
- Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, managed by Kevin MacLean, earned the award for best fund over three and five years in the Precious Metals Equity category. The Fund has now been honoured with 11 Lipper Awards since 2007. Kevin is also a four-time Brendan Wood International TopGun Manager (2009 to 2012).
- Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund, managed by Aubrey Hearn, earned the award for best fund over three and five years in the Canadian Focused Small/Mid Cap Equity category. The Fund is a five-star Morningstar-rated fund, and is a top-quartile performer in its category in both absolute and risk-adjusted terms over one, three and five years, and since its inception (July 28, 2005).1
Sentry Investments is a Canadian asset management company with approximately $9 billion in assets under management on behalf of Canadian investors. Sentry was recognized as Canada's Best Equity Funds Group at the 2011 and 2012 Lipper Fund Awards2 and is one of only three firms to receive four consecutive Brendan Wood International TopGun Asset Management Team Awards (2009 to 2012).
1As at December 31, 2012
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