TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2013) - Sentry Investments is pleased to announce that Sentry Canadian Income Fund and Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund were honoured at the 19th edition of the Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards (www.investmentawards.com).
Sentry Canadian Income Fund, managed by Michael Simpson, was selected as the Best Canadian Dividend & Income Equity Fund for the second year in a row. The Fund has an 11-year track record and is a 5-star Morningstar-rated fund.*
Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund, managed by Aubrey Hearn, was selected as the Best Canadian Small/Mid-Cap Equity Fund. The Fund is a top-quartile performer in both absolute and risk-adjusted terms over one, three and five years, and since its inception in July 2005.*
"We're extremely honoured to be recognized by Morningstar for these two funds," said Dennis Mitchell, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Sentry Investments. "Sentry Canadian Income Fund and Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund are two of our core funds and excellent examples of the results of our disciplined and consistent house style. I am especially proud that Michael and Aubrey, who have spent most of their careers at Sentry, have been recognized as among the best in our industry."
These awards come on the heels of other major industry awards that Sentry has won, including five consecutive Brendan Wood International TopGun Asset Management Team Awards from 2009 to 2013. Michael Simpson was also recognized this year with the inaugural Lipper Canada Excellence in Fund Management Award and a Brendan Wood International TopGun Investment Mind Award.
The Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards are one of the investment industry's premier investment awards programs, recognizing the year's most exceptional funds and fund managers. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts who review a number of factors, including absolute and relative performance, various risk metrics and measures of diversification benefits and qualitative considerations, such as the investment objective, product structure and management quality.
* As at October 31, 2013
Sentry Investments was founded in 1997 and has grown to become one of Canada's largest and fastest-growing independent asset management companies. Sentry manages over $11 billion in assets on behalf of more than 350,000 Canadian investors. Sentry offers a diverse range of award-winning investment products available through financial advisors, including domestic, international and income-oriented mutual funds and separately managed accounts.
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