Mackenzie launches global investment-grade bond fund, a unique product in Canada designed to help investors diversify their fixed income

May 20, 2015, 08:00 ET from Mackenzie Financial Corporation

TORONTO, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Addressing the need for global diversification as well as total returns through fixed income investments, Mackenzie Financial Corporation (Mackenzie Investments) today introduced the Mackenzie Global Tactical Investment Grade Bond Fund.

The new product is differentiated in the Canadian market in that it maintains an overall average credit quality of A- or higher, while employing a distinctive approach that optimizes the benefits of qualitative and quantitative inputs to find the best value for risk across the global fixed income universe.

"The fund's broad geographical strategy helps investors generate income and capital growth by finding global opportunities that offer the best risk-adjusted returns," said Michael Schnitman, Senior Vice President, Product. "We use our research insights to understand the global macro landscape and conduct thorough credit research to select the best securities. This approach allows investors to diversify their exposure to different interest rate and economic cycles while maintaining high quality investments."

Managed by the Mackenzie Fixed Income Team's Portfolio Managers Konstantin Boehmer and Felix Wong, the Mackenzie Global Tactical Investment Grade Bond Fund aims to generate income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of investment-grade fixed income securities issued by companies or governments of any size, anywhere in the world.

Konstantin Boehmer provides a global perspective that is enhanced by fundamental and quantitative/technical investment analysis. Felix Wong's 27 years of investment experience will bring an added level of research and investment proficiency to identify global opportunities.

About Mackenzie Investments
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $73.9 billion in assets under management as at April 30, 2015, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments 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 $147 billion in total assets under management as at April 30, 2015. For more information, visit

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