TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 06, 2015) - Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is pleased to announce that three of our mutual funds were honoured at the 2015 Lipper Fund Awards Wednesday evening. The annual Lipper awards recognize consistently strong risk-adjusted returns compared to industry peers.
Sentry Canadian Income Fund, Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund and Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund each won two awards. Sentry Canadian Income Fund (Series A), managed by Michael Simpson, earned best fund over five and 10 years in the Canadian Dividend and Income Equity category. Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund (Series A), managed by Aubrey Hearn, was recognized as best fund over five and 10 years in the Canadian Focused Small/Mid Cap Equity category. Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund (Series A), managed by Kevin MacLean, was recognized as the best fund over three and 10 years in the Precious Metals Equity category.
"We are honoured to have our funds recognized at these prestigious awards," said Sandy McIntyre, Vice-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Sentry Investments. "We have a strong history with these awards, which underlines Sentry's focus on delivering superior risk-adjusted returns using our consistent, disciplined investment process."
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Sentry Investments was founded in 1997 and is one of Canada's fastest-growing independent asset management companies. Sentry manages over $18 billion in assets on behalf of more than 500,000 Canadian investors. Sentry offers a diverse range of award-winning investment products, available through financial advisors, including domestic and global mutual funds and separately managed accounts.
About the Lipper Fund Awards
Every year, the Lipper Fund Awards honours funds and fund management firms that have excelled in consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to their peers in 15 countries across the globe. Thanks to Lipper's proprietary methodology, Lipper Awards are truly performance-based and objective. Award-winning funds are selected in most individual classifications for the three-, five-, and 10-year periods and fund families with high average scores for the three-year time period. The top three-year classification and fund family winners receive trophies at the ceremonies.
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* As at September 30, 2014
Sentry Canadian Income Fund was awarded the 2015 Lipper Fund Award in the Canadian Dividend and Income Equity category for the five- and 10-year period ending July 31, 2015 out of a total of 64 and 41 funds, respectively. Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund was awarded the 2015 Lipper Fund Award in the Canadian Focused Small/Mid Cap Equity category for the five- and 10-year period ending July 31, 2015 out of a total of 22 and 16 funds, respectively. Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund was awarded the 2015 Lipper Fund Award in the Precious Metals Equity category for the three- and 10-year periods ending July 31, 2015 out of a total of 12 and 10 funds, respectively. The Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence awarded by Lipper, Inc. and highlight funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Ratings for Consistent Return, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 month periods. The highest 20% of funds in each category are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return and receive a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return in each category wins the Lipper Fund Award. Lipper Leader ratings change monthly. For more information, see www.lipperweb.com. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Performance for Sentry Canadian Income Fund for the period ended September 30, 2015 is as follows: 2.1% (1 year), 11.0% (3 years), 11.3% (5 years), 8.4% (10 years) and 12.0% (since inception on February 15, 2002). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 5 (3 years), 5 (5 years), 5 (10 years). Performance for Sentry Small/Mid Cap Income Fund for the period ended September 30, 2015 is as follows: -0.8% (1 year), 15.3% (3 years), 15.2% (5 years), 12.6% (10 years) and 12.6% (since inception on July 28, 2005). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 4 (3 years), 5 (5 years), 5 (10 years). Performance for Sentry Precious Metals Growth Fund for the period ended September 30, 2015 is as follows: -15.2% (1 year), -24.6% (3 years), -17.3% (5 years), 4.4% (10 years) and 5.6% (since inception on December 24, 1997). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the Fund for the same period are as follows: N/A (1 year), 4 (3 years), 5 (5 years), 5 (10 years).
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