National Bank Investments announces change of portfolio manager for both National Bank Consensus Funds


February 01, 2017


Montreal, February 1, 2017 – National Bank Investments Inc. (“NBI”) announced today the change of portfolio manager for both National Bank Consensus International Equity Fund and National Bank Consensus American Equity Fund (the “Funds”).

Change of Portfolio Manager

As of or around March 3, 2017, Goldman Sachs Asset Management will replace Fiera Capital Corporation as portfolio manager and Validea Capital Management as sub-portfolio manager to the Funds. The investment objective of each Fund remains unchanged. The new portfolio manager will provide a high-quality portfolio management strategy based on three essential alpha drivers: momentum, valuation and profitability.  

These changes are in line with the governance process of NBI’s 100% open architecture structure, under which the portfolio management of the funds built for its product shelf is done exclusively by other firms.

Creation of H and FH Series and Name Change

Furthermore, NBI also announced the creation of H and FH series and the name change for these two Funds as of March 3, 2017, which will be modified as follows:

Current Name New Name
National Bank Consensus American Equity Fund NBI SmartData U.S. Equity Fund
National Bank Consensus International Equity Fund NBI SmartData International Equity Fund

These changes will be reflected in the upcoming amendment to the simplified prospectus for the National Bank Mutual Funds, which will be available at and

About National Bank Mutual Funds

National Bank Mutual Funds (the “Funds”) are offered by National Bank Investments Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in the Funds. Please read the prospectus of the Funds before investing. The Funds’ securities are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. The Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

About National Bank Investments Inc.

National Bank Investments (“NBI”) is an investment fund management firm committed to manufacturing and distributing mutual funds, investment solutions and services designed to help Canadian investors pursue their financial goals. As at December 31, 2016, the value of assets under management in NBI products amounted to $32.2 billion.

Guided by a 100% open architecture structure, NBI is dedicated to providing diverse solutions to meet the evolving needs of its clients. NBI consistently strives to be recognized as a key partner by combining innovation and excellence. NBI’s role is not limited to administrative aspects of management; NBI Advisory Services and its registered representatives form a team of specialists who provide information and advice to help advisors build portfolios adapted to their clients’ financial needs.

About National Bank of Canada

With $232 billion in assets as at October 31, 2016, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 21,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Information (the telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor, Public Affairs
National Bank of Canada
Tel. : 514-394‑6097