Investors Group fund mergers and objective changes approved by securityholders

WINNIPEG, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - At meetings held earlier this week, securityholders approved nine Investors Group fund mergers and changes to the investment objectives of ten Investors Group Corporate Class funds.

Fund mergers
The mergers are expected to provide securityholders of the merging funds with more effective portfolio management and generally broader investment mandates with more diversification which, in turn, will provide the potential for less volatility and improved long-term performance.

The mergers below are expected to occur after the close of business on June 14, 2013.

Merging Fund       Continuing Fund
Investors Japanese Equity Fund   To merge into   Investors Pan Asian Growth Fund
Investors Japanese Equity Class*   To merge into   Investors Pan Asian Growth Class*
Investors European Dividend Growth Fund   To merge into   Investors European Equity Fund
         
Investors Summa Global SRITM Fund   To merge into   Investors Global Fund
         
Investors Summa Global SRITM Class *   To merge into   Investors Global Class*
Investors Mergers & Acquisitions Fund   To merge into   Investors North American Equity Fund
Investors Mergers & Acquisitions Class*   To merge into   Investors North American Equity Class*
IG Mackenzie Universal Global Growth
Class*
  To merge into   IG Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Class*
         
Investors Real Return Bond Fund   To merge into   Investors Canadian Bond Fund

*This mutual fund is a class of securities issued by Investors Group Corporate Class Inc.TM

Objective changes
The changes to the investment objectives of the following Investors Group Corporate Class Inc.™ funds will provide the flexibility to invest primarily in the units of other Investors Group funds:

  • Investors Canadian Equity Class
  • Investors Canadian Growth Class
  • Investors Canadian Large Cap Value Class
  • Investors Canadian Small Cap Class
  • Investors Canadian Small Cap Growth Class
  • Investors North American Equity Class
  • Investors Québec Enterprise Class
  • Investors Summa SRI™ Class
  • Investors U.S. Large Cap Value Class
  • Investors U.S. Opportunities Class

These changes are expected to provide these Classes with more effective portfolio management, including better diversification and easier asset allocation, and the potential to reduce overall trading costs.

The proposed changes took effect on June 12, 2013.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The Funds are distributed across Canada by Investors Group Financial Services Inc., (in Quebec, a financial services firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Quebec, a firm in financial planning.)

Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of approximately 4,500 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $127 billion in total assets under management as of May 31, 2013.

TMThis trademark is owned by IGM financial Inc. and licensed to its subsidiary corporations.

SOURCE Investors Group Inc.



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