Empire Life Dividend Growth Mutual Fund and certain series of all Empire Life mutual funds were closed to new purchases as of October 3, 2022. These funds were subsequently terminated on December 5, 2022. See the press release for further details.

News Archive 2016

(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..

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.

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

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.

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.

March 29, 2016 - Empire Life President and CEO Mark Sylvia and Chairman of the Board Duncan Jackman opened the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 to celebrate the listing of the company’s preferred shares on the Exchange. Watch the video.

Empire Life ranked second out of 12 segregated fund companies, with 76.2% of long-term assets in 1st and 2nd quartile. 2015 marks three consecutive years of assets in 1st and 2nd quartile above the 60% mark for Empire Life. Learn more.

January 22, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario)—We’re pleased to announce Empire Life and Empire Life Investments Inc. won the 2015 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for three 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.