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June 25, 2024

CI Global Asset Management Announces Name Changes for Small/Mid-Cap Funds, and Risk Rating Changes

TORONTO (June 25, 2024)CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”) announces name changes for its suite of small/mid-cap equity funds, along with risk rating changes to three other funds.

Name changes

Effective June 21, 2024, CI GAM has changed the names of nine funds as shown in the table below.

The new names better reflect the mandates of the funds as well as ensuring consistency across CI GAM’s small/mid-cap equity offering, which spans Canadian, U.S., North American and global portfolios. The funds are managed by CI GAM’s team of small/mid-cap equity specialists, supported by the firm’s deep research capabilities. There are no changes to the funds’ investment objectives and strategies as a result of the name changes.

The changes are part of CI GAM’s strategic initiative to modernize and enhance its product offering, including simplifying its lineup to make it easier for advisors and investors to do business with the firm.

Former NameNew Name
CI American Small Companies Corporate ClassCI U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Corporate Class
CI American Small Companies FundCI U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund
CI Canadian Small/Mid Cap Equity Income ClassCI North American Small/Mid Cap Equity Class
CI Canadian Small/Mid Cap Equity Income FundCI North American Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund
CI Global Smaller Companies Corporate ClassCI Global Small/Mid Cap Equity Corporate Class
CI Global Smaller Companies FundCI Global Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund
CI Global Smaller Companies Private PoolCI Global Small/Mid Cap Equity Private Pool
CI Pure Canadian Small/Mid Cap Equity Corporate ClassCI Canadian Small/Mid Cap Equity Corporate Class
CI Pure Canadian Small/Mid Cap Equity FundCI Canadian Small/Mid Cap Equity Fund

Risk rating changes

Risk rating changes are effective immediately for certain mutual funds, as follows:

NameETF C$ Series TickerNew Risk RatingFormer Risk Rating
CI Global Infrastructure Fundn/aMediumLow-to-Medium
CI Global Infrastructure Private PoolTSX: CINFMediumLow-to-Medium
CI U.S. Equity Currency Neutral Classn/aMedium-to-HighMedium

CI Global Infrastructure Private Pool is a dual-class fund, available in both mutual fund and ETF series units.

The risk rating changes are based on the risk classification methodology mandated by the Canadian Securities Administrators to determine the risk level of mutual funds, including ETFs. CI GAM reviews the risk rating for each of the funds it manages at least on an annual basis, as well as when a fund undergoes a material change. These changes are the result of an annual review and are not the result of any changes to the investment objectives, strategies or management of the funds.

About CI Global Asset Management

CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”) is one of Canada’s largest investment management companies. It offers a wide range of investment products and services and is on the Web at CI GAM is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX), an integrated global asset and wealth management company with approximately $482.2 billion in assets as at May 31, 2024.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds and ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of an ETF on recognized Canadian exchanges. If the units are purchased or sold on these Canadian exchanges, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the ETF and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

This communication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase mutual funds managed by CI Global Asset Management and is not, and should not be construed as, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice, and should not be relied upon in that regard. Every effort has been made to ensure that the material contained in this document is accurate at the time of publication. Individuals should seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding any particular investment. Investors should consult their professional advisors prior to implementing any changes to their investment strategies. These investments may not be suitable to the circumstances of an investor.

The CI Exchange-Traded Funds are managed by CI Global Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX).

Murray Oxby
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
CI Global Asset Management