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50 Canadian TopGun Investment Minds Announced by Brendan Wood International

July 14th, 2011 by TopGun Press

TORONTO, July 11, 2011 (TOPGUN PRESS) – Brendan Wood International today announced the results of its annual search for the 50 TopGun Investment Minds in Canada. RBC Global Asset Management achieved TopGun Team status for the third year in a row, with all six money managers from 2010 retaining their TopGun status. Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec, CI Investments, Connor, Clark & Lunn, and Sentry Investments also earned TopGun Team status with four TopGuns apiece. TopGuns were defined by the sell-side for their depth of inquiry, insight and knowledge of the Canadian market and sectors they invest in.

With resources wavering in 2011, after a strong 2010, investment focus is shifting towards other sectors and this was showcased in the voting as well. Twenty-eight generalist portfolio managers were nominated as TopGuns this year, up from 23 last year.

BWI’s Panel of Analysts consists of 400 global sell-side analysts from 65 firms, representing over 90% of equity trading. Investigative debriefings with these analysts occur on an ongoing basis. The results are based upon votes from the most recent 12 months. More than a 1000 nominations were received from Canadian and US focused counterparties. TopGuns were those with the greatest number of votes.

The 50 TopGun Canadian Investment Minds (in alphabetical order):

Gary Baker; Connor, Clark & Lunn
Chris Beer; RBC Global Asset Management
Oscar Belaiche; Goodman & Company Investment Counsel
Jéan-Fréderic Bérard; Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec
Carole Berthiaume; Fiera Sceptre Inc
Stephen Bonnyman; UBS Global Asset Management
Claude Boulos; Selexia Investment Management
Mark Bridges; Connor, Clark & Lunn
Tim Caulfield; Bissett Investment Management
Stephane Champagne; CI Investments
Robert Cohen; Goodman & Company Investment Counsel
Robert Decker; Aurion Capital Management
Philippe Dumont; Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec
Benoit Gervais; Mackenzie Investments
Mason Granger; Sentry Investments
Chris Holden; Investors Group
Hoa Hong; CI Investments
David Jiles; Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel
Jean-François Jolicoeur; Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec
Shane Jones; Scotia Asset Management
Stuart Kedwell; RBC Global Asset Management
Laura Lau; Sentry Investments
François Lebel; Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec
Ari Levy; TD Asset Management
Jeannine LiChong; Gluskin Sheff +Associates
Bob Lyon; AGF Management
Scott Lysakowski; Phillips Hager & North
Craig MacAdam; Aurion Capital Management
Kevin MacLean; Sentry Investments
Ani Markova; AGF Management
Hugh McCauley; AGF Management
Jennifer McClelland; RBC Global Asset Management
Keith McLean: GMP Investment Management
Dennis Mitchell; Sentry Investments
Marcello Montanari; RBC Global Asset Management
Margot Naudie; CPP Investment Board
John Novak; Connor, Clark & Lunn
Charles Oliver; Sprott Asset Management Inc.
Vincent Paquet; Intact Investment Management Inc.
John Priestman; Guardian Capital
Doug Raymond; RBC Global Asset Management
Mark Serdan; BMO Asset Management
John Smolinski; TD Asset Management
Brahm Spilfogel; RBC Global Asset Management
Doug Stadelman; Phillips Hager & North
John Stephenson; First Asset Management, Inc.
Andrew Sweeney; Phillips Hager & North
Scott Vali; CI Investments
Steven Vertes; Connor, Clark & Lunn
Malcolm White; CI Investments

TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS Learn more about the implications of this worldwide search by contacting the project leaders. Brendan Wood International is a Performance and Career Advisor assisting both firms and individuals. The firm has conducted more than 1,000 offsites and management strategy sessions for financial institutions and corporations worldwide. Brendan Wood seeks out optimal financial service relationships for corporations and places TopGun executives and investment professionals in senior rainmaker assignments.

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