TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 19, 2011) - Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is pleased to announce that it was one of only five firms to receive a 2011 TopGun Asset Management Team Award from Brendan Wood International ("BWI"), a worldwide intelligence-based advisory firm. Sentry was also one of only four firms to receive the honour in 2010.
BWI also identified four of our managers as TopGun Portfolio Managers in Canadian equities. Only 50 portfolio managers were selected from over 1,000 individuals nominated by BWI's panel comprised of 400 global sell-side analysts from 65 firms. This 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. The following Sentry managers were recognized by BWI in 2011:
Dennis Mitchell, MBA, CFA - Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager
Dennis has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, and is recognized as one of Canada's leading authorities in real estate investing. He joined Sentry in 2005, and heads the real estate and infrastructure team. Dennis is a three-time winner of this award, having also received the honour in 2009 and 2010.
Funds managed: Sentry REIT Fund, Sentry Infrastructure Fund
Kevin MacLean, P.Eng., CFA - Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager
Kevin has more than 30 years experience in fundamental analysis and portfolio management. He heads the mining and natural resource team, including Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, winner of seven Canadian Lipper Fund Awards and a 2010 Morningstar Canadian Investment Award. Kevin is also a three-time TopGun winner, having also won in 2009 and 2010.
Funds managed: Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, Sentry Canadian Resource Class, Sentry Mining Opportunities Class, Precious Metals and Mining Trust, Sentry Select Primary Metals Corp., NCE Diversified Flow-Through (10) Limited Partnership, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (11) Limited Partnership
Laura Lau, CFA – Senior Portfolio Manager
Laura has been an essential part of the oil and gas team since 2004. Laura focuses on public and private Canadian energy equities with an emphasis on small-cap securities. Laura is a co-manager on Sentry Canadian Resource Class, winner of a 2011 Canadian Lipper Fund Award.
Funds managed: Sentry Energy Growth and Income Fund, Sentry Canadian Resource Class, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (10) Limited Partnership, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (11) Limited Partnership
Mason Granger P.Eng., MBA, CFA – Portfolio Manager
Mason has been with Sentry since 2008. He specializes in public and private Canadian energy equities, with an emphasis on small caps. Mason is also a co-manager of Sentry Canadian Resource Class, winner of a 2011 Canadian Lipper Fund Award.
Funds Managed: Sentry Energy Growth and Income Fund, Sentry Canadian Resource Class, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (10) Limited Partnership, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (11) Limited Partnership
Sentry Investments is a Canadian asset management company with approximately $7 billion in assets under management on behalf of Canadian investors. We offer a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships and other alternative investment products. Sentry Investments was recognized as Canada's Best Equity Fund Family at the Lipper Fund Awards 2011 and was one of only five companies in 2011 to receive the prestigious Brendan Wood International TopGun Asset Management Team Award.
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