TORONTO (September 23, 2019) – CI Investments Inc. (“CI”) today announced a plan to merge 30 funds into other investment mandates and to change the names of 19 funds, a significant step in the company’s initiative to simplify and modernize its product lineup.

“These are extensive changes that will streamline our product offering, making it easier for our clients to do business with us,” said Roy Ratnavel, Executive Vice-President and Head of Sales for CI. “These steps reflect the depth of our commitment to earning the business of Canadians and being a trusted partner to investors and advisors.”

Over the past 14 months, CI has enhanced its product lineup through pricing reductions, the change of its CI Preferred Pricing program to a simpler rebate model, and the introduction of relevant new products such as CI Private Pools, CI Liquid Alternatives, and CI Mosaic ETF Portfolios, as well as a high interest savings mandate and an environmental, social and governance (ESG) mandate – both launched in mutual fund and exchange-traded fund versions.

With the fund mergers, 30 mandates will be terminated, and investors will receive the equivalent dollar value of securities in the corresponding continuing funds. The changes will reduce duplication in CI’s lineup and create larger, more efficient funds with increased potential for diversification opportunities. In most cases, the corresponding terminating and continuing funds have similar mandates and the same portfolio management teams. In all cases, investors will be paying management and administration fees that are the same or lower than those of the terminating fund.

    The Independent Review Committee for the funds has reviewed the proposed mergers with respect to potential conflict of interest matters and provided a positive recommendation and/or approval, having determined that the proposed mergers would achieve a fair and reasonable result for each of the funds. The costs and expenses associated with the mergers are being borne by CI, not the funds.

    Certain fund mergers require regulatory approval, as well as the approval of securityholders, and meetings to vote on the proposals have been scheduled for November 11, 2019. Those securityholders will receive documents related to the merger proposals in October 2019. Securityholder approval is not required for certain other mergers, and those investors will be notified in September 2019 of the changes. Pending the required securityholder and regulatory approvals, the mergers will be effective after the close of business on or after November 22, 2019.

    Fund mergers

    Terminating Fund Continuing Fund

    Cambridge Canadian Growth Companies Fund*

    Cambridge Growth Companies Fund (to be renamed Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Fund)

    CI Can-Am Small Cap Corporate Class*


    Cambridge Growth Companies Corporate Class* (to be renamed Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Corporate Class)

    CI American Equity Fund*

    Sentry U.S. Growth and Income Fund

    CI Global Small Companies Corporate Class*

    Cambridge Growth Companies Corporate Class* (to be renamed Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Corporate Class)

    CI Global Small Companies Fund*

    Cambridge Growth Companies Fund (to be renamed Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Fund)

    Harbour Canadian Dividend Fund*


    Sentry Growth and Income Fund (to be renamed CI North American Dividend Fund) 

    Harbour Corporate Class*

    CI Canadian Investment Corporate Class*

    Harbour Fund

    CI Canadian Investment Fund

    Harbour Global Equity Corporate Class*

    CI Global Value Corporate Class*

    Harbour Global Equity Fund*

    CI Global Value Fund

    Harbour Global Growth & Income Corporate Class*

    Signature Global Income & Growth Corporate Class*

    Harbour Global Growth & Income Fund

    Signature Global Income & Growth Fund

    Harbour Growth & Income Fund

    Signature Canadian Balanced Fund

    Harbour Voyageur Corporate Class*

    CI Canadian Investment Corporate Class*

    Lawrence Park Strategic Income Fund*

    CI Investment Grade Bond Fund


    Marret High Yield Bond Fund*


    Signature High Yield Bond II Fund (to be renamed Signature High Yield Bond Fund)

    Sentry Alternative Asset Income Fund*

    Signature Diversified Yield II Fund (to be renamed Signature Diversified Yield Fund)

    Sentry Canadian Bond Fund*

    Signature Core Bond Plus Fund

    Sentry Canadian Fixed Income Private Pool

    CI Canadian Fixed Income Private Pool

    Sentry Conservative Monthly Income Fund*

    Portfolio Series Income Fund

    Sentry Corporate Bond Fund

    Signature Corporate Bond Fund

    Sentry Diversified Equity Fund*

    Sentry All Cap Income Fund

    Sentry Energy Fund*

    Signature Global Energy Corporate Class

    Sentry Global Growth and Income Fund

    Cambridge Global Dividend Fund

    Sentry Global High Yield Bond Fund


    Signature High Yield Bond II Fund (to be renamed Signature High Yield Bond Fund)

    Sentry Global Mid Cap Income Fund

    Cambridge Growth Companies Fund (to be renamed Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Fund)

    Sentry Global Tactical Fixed Income Private Pool*

    CI Global Unconstrained Bond Private Pool

    Sentry Money Market Fund

    CI Money Market Fund

    Signature Gold Corporate Class*

    Sentry Precious Metals Class

    Signature Real Estate Pool


    Sentry Global REIT Fund (to be renamed Signature Global REIT Fund)

                    *Regulatory and securityholder approval required.

    Fund name changes

    In addition, CI is renaming the following funds to clarify the mandate of each fund and/or the portfolio management team responsible for the mandate. These changes will be effective after the close of business on or after November 22, 2019.

    Current name New name

    Cambridge Growth Companies Corporate Class

    Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Corporate Class

    Cambridge Growth Companies Fund

    Cambridge Global Smaller Companies Fund

    CI American Equity Corporate Class

    Sentry U.S. Growth and Income Corporate Class

    Harbour Global Analyst Fund

    CI Global Stock Selection Fund

    Harbour Growth & Income Corporate Class

    Signature Canadian Balanced Corporate Class

    Sentry Corporate Bond Class

    Signature Corporate Bond Class

    Sentry Diversified Equity Class

    Sentry All Cap Income Class

    Sentry Global Growth and Income Class

    Cambridge Global Dividend Class

    Sentry Global High Yield Bond Class

    Signature High Yield Bond Class

    Sentry Global Infrastructure Fund

    Signature Global Infrastructure Fund

    Sentry Global Monthly Income Fund

    CI Global Value Balanced Fund

    Sentry Global REIT Class

    Signature Global REIT Class

    Sentry Global REIT Fund

    Signature Global REIT Fund

    Sentry Growth and Income Fund

    CI North American Dividend Fund

    Sentry Money Market Class

    CI Money Market Class

    Signature Diversified Yield ll Fund

    Signature Diversified Yield Fund

    Signature Floating Rate Income Pool

    Signature Floating Rate Income Fund

    Signature High Yield Bond II Fund

    Signature High Yield Bond Fund

    Signature Preferred Share Pool

    Signature Preferred Share Fund

    About CI Investments – Trusted Partner in Wealth™

    CI Investments is one of Canada’s largest investment management companies. It offers a wide range of investment products and services and is on the Web at www.ci.com. CI is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management firm with $176.1 billion in assets as of August 31, 2019.

    For further information: 
    Murray Oxby
    Vice-President, Communications
    CI Investments Inc.
    416-681-3254
    moxby@ci.com

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