MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm"), a leading independent asset management firm, has been named Global Equity Manager of the Year as part of the 2015 Professional Pensions Investment Awards, sponsored by Aon Hewitt, in the United Kingdom. Fiera Capital's global equities team stood out for its one- and three-year performance as well as the growth of its assets under management for the year ending June 30, 2015.
"We are humbled and honored to receive this award," said Nadim Rizk, Fiera Capital's Head of Global Equities. "It reflects not only an endorsement of our disciplined investment focus but also the market's acceptance of a portfolio strategy which focuses on capital preservation, seeks out dominant companies that manage capital judiciously and delivers strong downside protection. It is gratifying to be recognized for our commitment and efforts."
Fiera Capital's Global Equities team identifies high-quality companies that deliver consistent and above-average return on invested capital with a focus on in-depth, fundamental research and innovation. In 2009, the team managed approximately C$200 million in assets on behalf of Canadian investors. As of September 30, 2015, it manages more than C$10 billion in mandates from around the world, including the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Japan, Australia and the United States. During the twelve months leading up to June 30, 2015, that is, the time during which the Professional Pensions and Aon Hewitt were considering firms for the Professional Pensions Investment Awards, the Global team was awarded more than C$2 billion in new mandates.
Richard Nino, Executive Vice President, Institutional Markets of Fiera Capital Inc., based in United States, said the firm's global equities strategy plays a central role in its expansion and organic growth initiatives. Through the acquisitions of U.S. fixed income and equities managers and a recent sub-advisory agreement with Nissay Asset Management Corporation in Japan, the firm is broadening its reach into the global institutional market.
"Global equity mandate opportunities are growing as countries and institutional funds increase market diversification and reduce home country investment bias, especially in Asia," Nino said. "The performance, and recognition, of our global equities team is a prime example of our commitment to our investment philosophy and our clients. As Fiera Capital continues to expand, we expect that commitment to continue to be the foundation for further success."
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital Corporation is a leading North American independent asset management firm listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The firm offers a wide range of traditional and alternative investment solutions, including expertise in asset allocation. At September 30, 2015, Fiera Capital's AUM was approximately C$89 billion. The firm delivers distinctive investment management capabilities to institutional, private wealth and retail clients in Canada. In the U.S., asset management services are provided by its U.S. affiliates, which are investment advisers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, visit www.fieracapital.com.
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