TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Invesco Canada Ltd. announced that Rex Chong,
who had been on sabbatical, has decided not to return and is resigning
effective today. Invesco Canada thanks Mr. Chong for his past service and
wishes him the best.
Anthony Imbesi, Alfred Samson and Gary Lew will continue to manage fixed
income mandates for Invesco Canada. Additionally, the team will expand its
resource pool by accessing the depth of Invesco's Global Fixed Income team*,
which has particular expertise in corporate credit, high yield and bank loans.
Invesco's Global Fixed Income team has extensive resources including more than
150 investment professionals managing over US$200 billion in assets for
clients around the globe.
"Combining the experience of Invesco Canada's Fixed Income team with the size,
strength and expertise of the Invesco Global Fixed Income team will give our
clients access to some of the best fixed income managers in the world," said
Peter Intraligi, President of Invesco Canada.
Mr. Imbesi has over 16 years of investment management experience. He began his
investment career in 1996 at I.A. Michael Investment Counsel, and later was an
investment analyst at Middlefield Group. He joined Invesco in 1999, and was
promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2002. Mr. Imbesi earned a Bachelor of
Commerce from the University of Toronto and he holds the Chartered Financial
Mr. Samson has over two decades of progressive experience managing
fixed-income securities, including nine years managing a $4-billion portfolio
of publicly traded bonds. Mr. Samson began his investment career in 1990 at
Zurich Life Insurance Co. of Canada as an investment analyst. He then worked
in progressive roles at Maritime Life Assurance Co., first as a portfolio
manager and subsequently as Director and Vice President of Public Securities,
before joining Invesco in 2005. Mr. Samson earned a Bachelor of Commerce from
Dalhousie University and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Lew has over 9 years of investment management experience. He began his
career at Altamira Financial Services Ltd. and joined Invesco in 2002. In
2009, Mr. Lew was promoted to portfolio manager. He earned an MBA from the
Rotman School of Business (University of Toronto) and a Bachelor of Commerce
from the University of Saskatchewan. He also holds the Chartered Financial
All three are long-time members of Invesco Canada's Fixed Income team and have
been integral in constructing Invesco Canada's fixed income portfolio strategy.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all be
associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed,
their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
Please read the simplified prospectus before investing. Copies are available
from your advisor or Invesco Canada Ltd.
Invesco Canada Ltd. (Invesco Canada), operating under three distinct yet
complementary product brands, is one of Canada's largest investment management
companies. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Canada offers a diversified
suite of investment solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and
individual investors across Canada and around the world. Invesco Ltd. is a
leading independent global investment management firm dedicated to helping
investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the
combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco
Ltd. provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our
retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients around the world. Operating
in more than 20 countries, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.
*Invesco Global Fixed Income team is comprised of portfolio managers of
various Invesco Ltd. affiliates across the globe.
Invesco(®) and all associated trademarks are trademarks of Invesco Holding
Company Limited, used under licence.
© Invesco Canada Ltd., 2013
Aysha Mawani Vice President, Corporate Affairs Tel: 416.324.7712
SOURCE: Invesco Canada Ltd.
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