Fidelity Investments Canada named Morningstar Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - At the 2012 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards last night, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC was presented with the Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year award. This is the second year in a row that Fidelity has been recognized by Canadian financial advisors and speaks to Fidelity's commitment of providing relevant, high-quality investment solutions to advisors and their clients in a cost effective manner.

"We are honoured to be recognized for the second year in a row as the Morningstar Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year. For the past 25 years, Fidelity Canada has focused on serving the needs of financial advisors through good markets and bad.  We are proud to play a key role in supporting their businesses, and we thank them for their continued support," said Rob Strickland, President, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC.

In voting for their favorite investment fund company, financial advisors were asked to consider a company's impact on their businesses across a number of areas: quality and range of products, performance, fees, service, education, community investment and quality of management.

The Advisors' Choice Fund Company of the Year Award builds on the long-term positive momentum that Fidelity is experiencing.  Along with celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Fidelity Canada expanded its sales force to better serve its clients, introduced new products, celebrated ten outstanding years of partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and for the seventh year in a row, topped an annual survey of Canadian financial advisors.

"In 25 years, Fidelity has grown to become the largest independent mutual fund company through forging solid, long-lasting partnerships with financial advisors and clients from coast to coast. And at the core of our success remains the dedication of our employees to do what's right for our clients - and a continued focus on the long-term," added Strickland.

About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments Canada ULC is part of the Fidelity Investments organization of Boston, one of the world's largest providers of financial services. 2012 marks 25 years of success in the Canadian marketplace, where Fidelity manages a total of $68 billion in mutual fund and institutional assets. This includes $14 billion in assets for institutional clients including public and corporate defined benefit pension plans, endowments, foundations and other corporate assets on behalf of clients across Canada.

Fidelity Canada provides Canadian investors a full range of domestic, international and income oriented mutual funds, as well as asset allocation and managed solutions and the high net-worth program, the Fidelity Private Investment Program. Fidelity funds are available through a number of advice-based distribution channels including financial planners, investment dealers, banks, and insurance companies. Fidelity is a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and we are dedicated to helping young Canadians realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

SOURCE Fidelity Investments Canada Limited




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