TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2015 – CI Financial Corp. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of First Asset Capital Corp.
First Asset is a leader in providing actively managed and factor-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the Canadian marketplace. The company, which has approximately $3 billion in assets under management, also offers a suite of mutual funds and closed-end funds. Terms of the transaction, which was first announced on October 23, 2015, were not disclosed.
First Asset will continue to operate as a separate company under its own name and current management team, led by President and Chief Executive Officer Barry H. Gordon. CI will be working with First Asset to build on its leadership in the actively managed ETF sector.
First Asset distributes its products through Canadian investment dealers and financial advisors. More information about its lineup is available at www.firstasset.com.
About CI Financial
CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) is an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management company with approximately $142.3 billion in assets as of October 31, 2015. Its primary operating businesses are CI Investments Inc., one of Canada’s largest investment managers, and advisory businesses Assante Wealth Management and Stonegate Private Counsel. CI Financial is on the Web at www.cifinancial.com.
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