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January 25, 2019 (Toronto, Ontario) — Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized once again for its risk-adjusted performance, winning three Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for its segregated funds. Fundata picks the winners using an objective score-based calculation that determines the “best of the best” for each calendar year. 

The Company’s winning funds in 2018 are:
Empire Asset Allocation Fund
Empire Elite Balanced Fund
Empire Premier Equity Fund

“We are honoured to again be recognized by Fundata for our segregated funds,” said Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA, Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Empire Life Investments Inc. “These funds exemplify our team’s conservative, value-oriented, disciplined investment style, with a strong emphasis on providing downside protection to help build wealth.”  

Those interested in these award-winning funds or the full suite of Empire Life products should contact their advisor for more information or visit www.empire.ca


About the Fundata FundGrade A + Rating
The FundGrade A+® rating is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. Fundata is a leading provider of market and investment funds data to the Canadian financial services industry and business media. The Fund-Grade A+® rating identifies funds that have consistently demonstrated the best risk-adjusted returns throughout an entire calendar year. For more information on the rating system, please visit www.Fundata.com/ProductsServices/FundGrade.aspx. 

About Empire Life
Established in 1923 and a subsidiary of E-L Financial Corporation Limited, Empire Life provides individual and group life and health insurance, investment and retirement products to Canadians. The company’s mission is to make it simple, fast and easy for Canadians to get the investment, insurance and group benefits coverage they need to build wealth, generate income, and achieve financial security. As of September 30, 2018 Empire Life had total assets under management of $17.2 billion. Follow Empire Life on Twitter @EmpireLife or visit www.empire.ca for more information.

About Empire Life Investments Inc.
Empire Life Investments Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Empire Life Insurance Company. The company manages and offers mutual funds and is the portfolio manager of the Empire Life segregated funds. Follow Empire Life Investments Inc. on Twitter @EmpireLifeInv or visit www.empirelifeinvestments.ca for more information.


Contact: Antonietta Stabile 416 945-7466 or antonietta.stabile@empire.ca