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TD Asset Management Announces the Launch of a New Global Sustainability Fund
TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing commitment to broaden and deepen its institutional solution set, TDAM USA Inc. announces the launch of a new mutual fund for institutional investors. "The TDAM Global Sustainability Fund offers an innovative combination of companies recognized for their leading approach to building sustainable businesses, as well as companies that are developing interesting solutions for today's pressing environmental problems," said Robin Lacey, Managing Director, TD Asset Management. "Many plan sponsors are looking for options to invest in companies that are making a positive contribution to the world's future sustainability," said John P. Reynolds, Director of Business Development, TD Asset Management. "We are pleased to launch a fund that offers exposure to sustainable investing." The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies from around the globe viewed as contributing to the world's future sustainability. These companies are selected from the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index SM (DJSI World), which consists of approximately the top ten percent of companies in terms of sustainability, out of the largest 2,500 companies worldwide by free-flow market capitalization. The index is based on the comprehensive sustainability assessment by SAM, the Zurich-based sustainability investing specialist, and thus reflects an integrated analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria focused on long-term shareholder value. "In addition, a portion of the portfolio will be dedicated to emerging specialists in environmental technology," said Thomas George, Vice President and Director, Portfolio Management, TD Asset Management. "The emerging environmental specialist portion of the portfolio is comprised of companies that provide innovative solutions for today's pressing environmental problems. These solutions may represent either their core business focus or a significant and growing part of their business. The three major themes from this part of the portfolio are clean water, resource efficiency and alternative energy." "We're pleased to announce a fund that offers the potential for long-term value with the growth potential of companies on the cutting-edge of new environmental technologies," concluded Mr. Reynolds. About TD Asset Management TD Asset Management operates in the United States as TDAM USA Inc. and in Canada as TD Asset Management Inc. TD Asset Management is a highly diversified North American investment management organization with leading market positions in active, quantitative and passive portfolio management. As of March 31, 2009, TD Asset Management's investment professionals managed over US$134 billion in assets under management on behalf of pension, insurance, endowment/foundation and corporate clients, as well as for high-net worth individuals and retail mutual funds. As part of its commitment to sustainable investing, TD Asset Management is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project, and a member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. Contact: For Media Relations: Julia Koene, Corporate & Public Affairs, TD Bank Financial Group at (416) 307-8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Before investing you should carefully read the prospectus and carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund. The prospectus contains this and other information and may be obtained by calling (866) 416-4031. The TDAM Global Sustainability Fund is a series of TD Asset Management USA Funds Inc. SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with TDAM USA Inc., acts as distributor of shares of the fund. Dow Jones Sustainability Index(SM) and the referenced trademarks have been licensed for use for certain purposes by TDAM USA Inc. TDAM USA Inc.'s TDAM Global Sustainability Fund based on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index(SM) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SAM Indexes GmbH, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. or any of their respective affiliates. Neither SAM Indexes GmbH, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. nor any of their respective affiliates makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s). This material is not intended to be relied upon as investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy.
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