PFSL Fund Management Ltd. of Primerica Financial Services (Canada) Appoints
Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd. as its New Portfolio Manager
Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd. selected as advisor for the
Primerica Concert^TM Allocation Series of Funds with an asset base of $3
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- March 21, 2014
PFSL Fund Management Ltd. (“PFSL”), the investment fund manager and trustee of
the Primerica Concert™ Allocation Series of Funds (the “Concert^TM Funds”),
announced today that it has appointed Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management
Ltd. as the new portfolio manager for the Concert^TM Funds. The appointment is
effective on or about April 1, 2014, subject to the receipt of any necessary
“We are pleased to appoint Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd. as the
portfolio manager for the Concert™ Funds. The team from Morneau Shepell Asset
& Risk Management Ltd. brings a depth of experience well suited to meet the
needs of the Concert™ Funds with its fund of funds structure. We believe their
expertise will enhance unit holder value for the Concert™ Funds investors,”
said John A. Adams, CEO of PFSL.
“We’re very pleased to have been selected by PFSL as their new portfolio
manager,” said Robert Boston, Managing Director of Morneau Shepell Asset &
Risk Management Ltd. “We hold PFSL in the highest regard and look forward to a
long and mutually beneficial relationship for each of our parties and their
Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management will provide advice to PFSL in
establishing fund specific investment policies - the mix amongst equities and
fixed income securities - for each Concert™ Fund, and will make
recommendations to PFSL on the specific underlying funds to be invested in by
each Concert™ Fund. Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management and PFSL, in its
capacity as manager and trustee of the Concert™ Funds, will provide analysis,
monitoring and asset allocation advice with respect to the Concert™ Funds.
About PFSL Fund Management Canada Ltd.
PFSL, manager of the Primerica Concert™ Allocation Series of Funds, is an
investment manager subsidiary of Primerica Financial Services (Canada) Ltd.
The Primerica family of companies, including PFSL’s parent company, PFSL
Investments Canada Ltd., a mutual fund dealer and member of the Mutual Fund
Dealers Association of Canada, and Primerica Life Insurance Company of Canada,
has become an increasingly important participant in the Canadian financial
About Primerica, Inc.
The ultimate parent company of PFSL Investments Canada Ltd. is Primerica, Inc.
Primerica, Inc., headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a leading distributor of
financial products to middle income households in North America. Primerica
representatives educate their Main Street clients about how to better prepare
for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing
appropriate solutions through term life insurance, which we underwrite, and
mutual funds, annuities and other financial products, which we distribute
primarily on behalf of third parties. In addition, Primerica provides an
entrepreneurial full or part-time business opportunity for individuals seeking
to earn income by distributing the company’s financial products. We insured
more than 4 million lives and have over 2 million client investment accounts
at December 31, 2013. Primerica stock is included in the S&P MidCap 400 and
the Russell 2000 stock indices and is traded on The New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol “PRI”.
About Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd.
Established in 2012, Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management was launched as
an extension of Morneau Shepell’s asset and risk services department. Its
purpose is to help clients achieve targeted investment outcomes for clients
and provide pension plan sponsors with a new investment approach and asset
allocation. A pioneer of the outcome-oriented style of investing, Morneau
Shepell Asset & Risk Management assists investors by targeting returns while
emphasizing downside protection, reduced volatility, and controlled risk.
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources
consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of
Employee and Family Assistance Programs, the largest administrator of
retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence
management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity,
administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce
costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position.
Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 9,000 clients ranging
from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in
North America. With approximately 3,300 employees in offices across North
America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in
the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded
company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit
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forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or
achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance
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can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate,
as actual results and future events could differ materially from those
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reliance on forward-looking statements.
PFSL Fund Management Ltd.
Jeff Dumanski, 905-813-5329
Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management
Cathren Ronberg, 416-355-5632
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