Five National Bank Financial Group mutual funds ranked among the best

Montreal, 24 September 2009 - 

Five mutual funds offered by National Bank Securities Inc. have earned a spot on the first list of the top 50 investment funds available in Quebec,prepared by Michel Marcoux, a mutual fund industry veteran and published in the September issue of Affaires Plus magazine.

These five funds are listed below and the first three are managed by Natcan Investment Management Inc. :

  • National Bank Mortgage Fund
  • National Bank Dividend Fund
  • National Bank Small Capitalization Fund
  • Omega Preferred Equity Fund
  • Meritage Balanced Portfolio

The selections were based on four criteria: long-term fund performance, the fund’s portfolio manager, risk/return ratio and fund accessibility for investors.

"National Bank Financial Group is proud of its line of mutual funds. The number of our funds on this list attests to the strength of our portfolio managers and the excellence of the products we offer to investors," noted Charles Guay, President and CEO of National Bank Securities.

"The fact that our funds have been recognized by an experienced advisor who is close to clients and the mutual fund industry rounds out the recent acclaim from Morningstar, Lipper and Gordon Pape," he added.

For further information: http://www.lesaffaires.com/publications/affaires-plus.fr.html

About National Bank Securities Inc.
National Bank Securities Mutual Funds (including the Omega FundsTM) and the Meritage Portfolios® (the "Funds") are offered by National Bank Securities 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.

"Omega FundsTM" and the Omega Funds logo and "Meritage Portfolios®" and the Meritage Portfolios logo are trademarks of National Bank of Canada, used under license by National Bank Securities Inc.

National Bank of Canada has an indirect majority interest in Natcan Investment Management Inc., portfolio manager for most National Bank Securities Mutual Funds.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of
Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world.
National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has close to $135 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,772 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca.

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

Denis Dubé
Director, Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel. Tel.: 514-394-8644