TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2012) - Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is pleased to announce that it was one of only seven firms to receive a 2012 TopGun Asset Management Team Award from Brendan Wood International ("BWI"), a worldwide intelligence-based advisory firm. Sentry also received the honour in 2010 and 2011.
BWI also identified our Chief Investment Officer as a TopGun Team Leader and four of our managers as TopGun Investment Minds in Canadian equities. Only 72 portfolio managers were selected from over 482 individuals nominated by BWI's panel comprised of 700 of the leading sell-side analysts and sales professionals. These prestigious awards reflect those "who on a competitive basis ranked highest for investment wisdom and professionalism according to the panel."
"Being acknowledged by Brendan Wood for the third consecutive year is a tremendous honour. It underscores the quality and expertise of the investment management team we have built at Sentry," said Dennis Mitchell, Chief Investment Officer. "We are especially pleased to see new Sentry portfolio managers being recognized among the industry's best."
The following individuals were recognized by BWI in 2012:
Dennis Mitchell, MBA, CFA - 2012 Canadian TopGun Team Leader
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager
Dennis was previously honoured as a TopGun Investment Mind in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He 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.
Funds managed: Sentry REIT Fund, Sentry Infrastructure Fund
Kevin MacLean, P.Eng., CFA - 2012 Canadian TopGun Investment Mind (Platinum)
Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager
Kevin is a four-time TopGun Investment Mind winner, having also won in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He 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 nine Canadian Lipper Fund Awards and a 2010 Morningstar Canadian Investment Award.
Funds managed/co-managed: Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund, Sentry Precious Metals Growth Class, Sentry Canadian Resource Class, Precious Metals and Mining Trust, Sentry Select Primary Metals Corp., NCE Diversified Flow-Through (11) Limited Partnership, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (12) Limited Partnership
Mason Granger P.Eng., MBA, CFA - 2012 Canadian TopGun Investment Mind
Mason is a two-time TopGun Investment Mind winner, having also won in 2011. He has been with Sentry since 2008. He specializes in public and private Canadian energy equities, with an emphasis on small caps. Mason is a co-manager of Sentry Canadian Resource Class, winner of a 2011 Canadian Lipper Fund Award.
Funds managed/co-managed: Sentry Energy Growth and Income Fund, Sentry Canadian Resource Class, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (11) Limited Partnership, NCE Diversified Flow-Through (12) Limited Partnership
Michael Missaghie MBA, CFA - 2012 Canadian TopGun Investment Mind
Michael joined Sentry in 2008. He is a member of the real estate and infrastructure management team where he is focused on the research and analysis of global real estate securities. He has more than six years of experience in the financial industry.
Fund co-managed: Sentry REIT Fund
Ashley Kennedy CFA - 2012 Canadian TopGun Investment Mind
Associate Portfolio Manager
Ashley joined Sentry in 2011. He is a member of the management team for Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund, winner of the 2011 Canadian Lipper Fund Award for best risk-adjusted returns over three years in the Canadian focused equity category. He is currently focused on the research and analysis of North American equity and equity-related securities. Ashley has more than eight years experience in the financial industry.
Fund co-managed: Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund, Sentry Diversified Total Return Class
Sentry Investments is a Canadian asset management company with over $7 billion in assets under management on behalf of Canadian investors. Sentry offers a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds and flow-through limited partnerships. Sentry was recognized as Canada's Best Equity Funds Group at the 2011 and 2012 Lipper Fund Awards1, and was one of only seven companies in 2012 to receive the Brendan Wood International TopGun Asset Management Team Award, having also received the honour in 2010 and 2011.
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