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TD Mutual Funds honoured at the 2007 Canadian Investment Awards
TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - The Canadian investment industry honoured TD Mutual Funds at the 13th annual Canadian Investment Awards held last night. The TD U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Fund won the Mutual Fund Analysts' Choice Award for the "US Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund of the Year". This prestigious award is granted to a fund that demonstrates excellence in a range of quantitative and qualitative criteria including performance, risk/return profile, fee structure and management quality. "We're very proud to have this fund recognized as the best in its category," says Timothy Pinnington, President of TD Mutual Funds. "This award is a result of the dedication and effort of everyone at TD Mutual Funds. We strive to provide our investors with a strong line-up of mutual funds in the industry, managed by a team of highly regarded professional money managers." In addition four other TD Mutual Funds were named as finalists in their respective categories. Winner: TD U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Fund This Fund is managed by Brian Berghuis and John Wakeman of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. The Fund objective is to seek to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity securities of medium sized issuers in the United States. Mutual Fund Finalists and Categories: - TD Dividend Growth - Canadian Dividend & Income Equity Fund - TD Emerging Markets - Emerging Markets Equity Fund - TD Entertainment & Communications - Science and Technology Equity Fund - TD Health Science - Healthcare Equity Fund In addition, TD Mutual Funds is proud to be a finalist for the "Best Use of Technology" Award for its C3 Mutual Fund System. This system is a client-focused web application designed for TD Canada Trust Branches and call centres, to facilitate and fulfill the sales and service of TD Mutual Funds. "This new fund system is helping drive an improved customer experience and help branch representatives achieve even greater sales success," adds Pinnington. About TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) Under the TD Mutual Funds name, TDAM provides a diverse range of over 70 mutual funds and 15 professionally managed portfolios. TDAM manages retail mutual fund assets on behalf of more than 1.4 million investors and TD Mutual Funds is one of the most broadly diversified fund families in Canada. Funds are available at TD Canada Trust branches (through TD Investment Services Inc. representatives), TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage, Financial Planning and Private Investment Advice, as well as leading investment dealers, independent brokers, advisors and financial planners. As of October 31, 2007, TDAM was the fourth largest mutual fund company in Canada, with $56 billion invested in TD Mutual Funds.
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