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Ashley Misquitta, Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities recently appeared on BNN's Market Call segment to share his views on the U.S. market and which stocks he's got his eye on.  Watch the interview to find out what Ashley had to say.

Ashley Misquitta visits the Permian Basin and discusses why the U.S. is becoming a top global player in energy production in this Off the Cuff video.

Missed our CIO Conference Call “An Overview of the Canadian and Global Investment Landscape” or would you like to listen again? The replay, summary notes and MP3 are now available.

We are in the midst of heightened geopolitical turmoil while central banks are removing economic stimulus and raising interest rates. What impact will this have on the Canadian investment landscape and the overall global economy?
We are in the midst of heightened geopolitical turmoil while central banks are removing economic stimulus and raising interest rates. What impact will this have on the Canadian investment landscape and the overall global economy?

Ashley Misquitta, Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities recently appeared on BNN's Market Call segment to share his views on the U.S. market and which stocks he's got his eye on.  Watch the interview to find out what Ashley had to say.

TORONTO (January 29, 2018) – Empire Life Emblem Conservative Portfolio (the Fund) has adopted the standardized risk classification methodology mandated by the Canadian Securities Administrators. Accordingly, the risk rating of the Fund has changed from “Low to Medium” to “Low”.

TORONTO (January 29, 2018) – Empire Life Emblem Conservative Portfolio (the Fund) has adopted the standardized risk classification methodology mandated by the Canadian Securities Administrators. Accordingly, the risk rating of the Fund has changed from “Low to Medium” to “Low”.

January 26, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) — Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized once again for its risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2017 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 based solely on risk-adjusted performance.
January 26, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) — Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized once again for its risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2017 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 based solely on risk-adjusted performance.
January 26, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) — Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized once again for its risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2017 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 based solely on risk-adjusted performance.

(Toronto, ON – January 15, 2018) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Albert Ngo, as Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, effective January 15, 2018. Albert will work closely with our fixed income team to research and evaluate opportunities for our fixed income portfolios. His primary focus will be on fixed income within our retail segregated funds and mutual funds.

(Toronto, ON – January 15, 2018) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Albert Ngo, as Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, effective January 15, 2018. Albert will work closely with our fixed income team to research and evaluate opportunities for our fixed income portfolios. His primary focus will be on fixed income within our retail segregated funds and mutual funds.

(Toronto, ON – January 15, 2018) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Albert Ngo, as Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, effective January 15, 2018. Albert will work closely with our fixed income team to research and evaluate opportunities for our fixed income portfolios. His primary focus will be on fixed income within our retail segregated funds and mutual funds.

(Toronto, ON – January 15, 2018) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Albert Ngo, as Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, effective January 15, 2018. Albert will work closely with our fixed income team to research and evaluate opportunities for our fixed income portfolios. His primary focus will be on fixed income within our retail segregated funds and mutual funds.

Is it time to shift gears in 2018? Ian Hardacre and our panel of portfolio managers discuss how to navigate a possible return of normal volatility when the markets return to a more mature phase of the cycle.

Ian Hardacre, Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer was featured in a Wealth Professional article by Joe Rosengarten. The article is entitled "Help your clients avoid a common market danger". In this interview Ian discusses some of the main hazards in the current market.

Ian Hardacre, Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer was featured in a Wealth Professional article by Joe Rosengarten. The article is entitled "Help your clients avoid a common market danger". In this interview Ian discusses some of the main hazards in the current market.

Ian Hardacre, Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer was featured in a Wealth Professional article by Joe Rosengarten. The article is entitled "Help your clients avoid a common market danger". In this interview Ian discusses some of the main hazards in the current market.

Amber Sinha, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities was recently featured in a Wealth Professional article by Leo Almazora. The article is entitled "How a diversified life drives portfolio success". He discusses how a generalist attitude provides an active management edge.

Amber Sinha, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities was recently featured in a Wealth Professional article by Leo Almazora. The article is entitled "How a diversified life drives portfolio success". He discusses how a generalist attitude provides an active management edge.

Advisors frequently fall into the temptation of letting time sneak up on them as they approach retirement. Many are comfortable running their day-to-day business with the overconfident expectation that the sale of their practice will be smooth and seamless. This Webinar shares the seven sins of succession planning and what can be done to avoid them.

Advisors frequently fall into the temptation of letting time sneak up on them as they approach retirement. Many are comfortable running their day-to-day business with the overconfident expectation that the sale of their practice will be smooth and seamless. This Webinar shares the seven sins of succession planning and what can be done to avoid them.

TORONTO (July 21, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc., the manager of the Empire Life Mutual Funds will terminate Empire Life Small Cap Equity Mutual Fund, Empire Life Canadian Equity Mutual Fund and Empire Life Money Market Mutual Fund (the “Funds”), effective September 22, 2017.

TORONTO (July 21, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc., the manager of the Empire Life Mutual Funds will terminate Empire Life Small Cap Equity Mutual Fund, Empire Life Canadian Equity Mutual Fund and Empire Life Money Market Mutual Fund (the “Funds”), effective September 22, 2017.

TORONTO (July 21, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc., the manager of the Empire Life Mutual Funds will terminate Empire Life Small Cap Equity Mutual Fund, Empire Life Canadian Equity Mutual Fund and Empire Life Money Market Mutual Fund (the “Funds”), effective September 22, 2017.

TORONTO (July 21, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc., the manager of the Empire Life Mutual Funds will terminate Empire Life Small Cap Equity Mutual Fund, Empire Life Canadian Equity Mutual Fund and Empire Life Money Market Mutual Fund (the “Funds”), effective September 22, 2017.

(Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Patrick McGrath, CPA, CGA, CFA, as Head of Fixed Income and Private Placements and Scott Pountney, CFA, as Director, Investments.

Bulls and bears both seem to be winning in 2017. Join Ian Hardacre and our panel of portfolio managers as they discuss the importance of staying alert in this market Replay and Conference Call Summary>

(Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Patrick McGrath, CPA, CGA, CFA, as Head of Fixed Income and Private Placements and Scott Pountney, CFA, as Director, Investments.

Geoff Johnston discusses his top 5 reasons why the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike is positive news in this Off the Cuff video

Geoff Johnston discusses his top 5 reasons why the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike is positive news in this Off the Cuff video

(Toronto, ON – April 11, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Jennifer Law, CFA, as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team effective May 8, 2017.

(Toronto, ON – April 11, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Jennifer Law, CFA, as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team effective May 8, 2017.

(Toronto, ON – April 11, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Jennifer Law, CFA, as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team effective May 8, 2017.

(Toronto, ON – April 3, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Douglas Cooper, CFA, as Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team.

(Toronto, ON – April 3, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Douglas Cooper, CFA, as Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team.

(Toronto, ON – April 3, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Douglas Cooper, CFA, as Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team.

Ian Hardacre, Chief Investment Officer of Empire Life Investments Inc., was featured in a Financial Post article by Jonathan Ratner. He discussed his investment strategy and some opportunities in the market. The article is entitled "The market is expensive, but this fund manager is still finding opportunities to invest".

Ian Hardacre, Chief Investment Officer of Empire Life Investments Inc., was featured in a Financial Post article by Jonathan Ratner. He discussed his investment strategy and some opportunities in the market. The article is entitled "The market is expensive, but this fund manager is still finding opportunities to invest".

Ian Hardacre, Chief Investment Officer of Empire Life Investments Inc., was featured in a Financial Post article by Jonathan Ratner. He discussed his investment strategy and some opportunities in the market. The article is entitled "The market is expensive, but this fund manager is still finding opportunities to invest".

Empire Life Investments CIO Ian Hardacre outlines his investment strategy and extols the benefits of having a contrarian mindset

Empire Life Investments CIO Ian Hardacre outlines his investment strategy and extols the benefits of having a contrarian mindset

(Toronto, ON – February 13, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Ashley Misquitta, CFA, as Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team. Ashley is responsible for managing the Empire Life American Value GIF.

(Toronto, ON – February 13, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Ashley Misquitta, CFA, as Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team. Ashley is responsible for managing the Empire Life American Value GIF.

(Toronto, ON – February 13, 2017) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Ashley Misquitta, CFA, as Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities, to the Empire Life Investments team. Ashley is responsible for managing the Empire Life American Value GIF.

February 7, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – Empire Life Monthly Income Mutual Fund incorrectly reported the trading expense ratio (TER) for the period January 1, 2016 to June 30, 3016 in its 2016 semi-annual Management Report of Fund Performance (“MRFP”) as being 1.19% instead of 0.19%. The error has been corrected and an amended MRFP has been filed on SEDAR.

February 7, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – Empire Life Monthly Income Mutual Fund incorrectly reported the trading expense ratio (TER) for the period January 1, 2016 to June 30, 3016 in its 2016 semi-annual Management Report of Fund Performance (“MRFP”) as being 1.19% instead of 0.19%. The error has been corrected and an amended MRFP has been filed on SEDAR.

February 7, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – Empire Life Monthly Income Mutual Fund incorrectly reported the trading expense ratio (TER) for the period January 1, 2016 to June 30, 3016 in its 2016 semi-annual Management Report of Fund Performance (“MRFP”) as being 1.19% instead of 0.19%. The error has been corrected and an amended MRFP has been filed on SEDAR.

JANUARY 31, 2017 - Amber provides his perspective on the three reasons why markets are optimistic about a Trump presidency.

January 30, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario)— Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized for its superior risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2016 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for its funds.  Fundata picks the winners using an objective score-based calculation that determines the “best of the best” for each calendar year based solely on risk-adjusted performance.

January 30, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario)— Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized for its superior risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2016 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for its funds.  Fundata picks the winners using an objective score-based calculation that determines the “best of the best” for each calendar year based solely on risk-adjusted performance.

January 30, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario)— Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized for its superior risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2016 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for its funds.  Fundata picks the winners using an objective score-based calculation that determines the “best of the best” for each calendar year based solely on risk-adjusted performance.

January 30, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario)— Empire Life Investments Inc. has been recognized for its superior risk-adjusted performance, winning five 2016 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for its funds.  Fundata picks the winners using an objective score-based calculation that determines the “best of the best” for each calendar year based solely on risk-adjusted performance.

Join our new CIO, Ian Hardacre, and our panel of portfolio managers as they discuss these uncertain times and how the funds are positioned to safely and successfully navigate 2017. Learn more.

(Kingston, ON – December 19, 2016) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA, as Chief Investment Officer. Hardacre also joins the executive leadership team of The Empire Life Insurance Company (TSX: EML.PR.A), the parent company of Empire Life Investments Inc..

(Kingston, ON – December 19, 2016) – Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced the appointment of Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA, as Chief Investment Officer. Hardacre also joins the executive leadership team of The Empire Life Insurance Company (TSX: EML.PR.A), the parent company of Empire Life Investments Inc..

November 2016 - Amber discusses the risks and opportunities available for investors in the global markets.

November 2016 - Ian discusses the Canadian energy companies' resiliency, possible impacts of the Canadian housing market on the banks and how the portfolios are positioned for 2017.

Hear from Lieh Wang, CFA Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities, and Ian Hardacre, CFA Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities as they discuss their investment process and plans for the portfolios Learn more.

Ian Hardacre discusses searching for dividends in Wealth Professional.

Ian Hardacre discusses searching for dividends in Wealth Professional.

We are making the following changes to the management of our funds effective November 1, 2016.

We are making the following changes to the management of our funds effective November 1, 2016.

In the event of a disruption in postal service, we will hold all Canada Post mail until service resumes.

In the event of a disruption in postal service, we will hold all Canada Post mail until service resumes.

Hear from Geoff Johnston, Nessim Mansoor and Lieh Wang as they discuss current investment opportunities and outlook for the Canadian and global markets. Learn more.

Chief Investment Officer Gaelen Morphet, CFA, has chosen to leave Empire Life Investments Inc. to pursue another opportunity, effective August 12, 2016

Chief Investment Officer Gaelen Morphet, CFA, has chosen to leave Empire Life Investments Inc. to pursue another opportunity, effective August 12, 2016

On November 20, 2015, Empire Life was the victim of an email phishing incident. Several employees received an email from an unauthorized third party that appeared to be a trusted source. Upon discovery of the incident, we began an investigation and notified the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

On November 20, 2015, Empire Life was the victim of an email phishing incident. Several employees received an email from an unauthorized third party that appeared to be a trusted source. Upon discovery of the incident, we began an investigation and notified the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Empire Life Investments Inc. is pleased to announce that Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA has joined the investment team as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities and that Lieh Wang, CFA has been appointed Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities.Read more

May 9, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario) — Empire Life Investments Inc. today announced Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA, has joined the investment management team as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities. Hardacre will be responsible for managing the flagship Empire Life Dividend Growth GIF and the Empire Life Dividend Growth Mutual Fund.

Empire Life Investments Inc. is pleased to announce that Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA has joined the investment team as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities and that Lieh Wang, CFA has been appointed Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities.Read more

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