Nomination at MFS
Effective May 1, Mr. Joseph Skorski will join the portfolio management team of the MFS Global Equity Growth Strategy. Mr. Skorski, who was the equity research analyst at Japan's MFS office, has 20 years of investment experience and started at MFS in 2007. He will work closely with long-term investment managers, David Antonelli and Jeffrey Constantino, to manage the strategy. His nomination will have no impact on the investment objective and approach of the strategy.
Organizational update at Jarislowsky Fraser
On May 1st, 2018, the acquisition of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited (JFL) by Scotiabank was completed. The new board of directors of the firm will consist of four directors of Scotiabank and three of JFL; Pierre Lapointe, Maxime Ménard and Alexandra Jarislowsky.
The Investment Strategy Committee has a new member, Jeremy Schaal, CFA, who holds the position of Portfolio Manager - US Equity at JFL. In the course of 2018, Mr. Michel Brutti, CFA, will retire from the Investment Strategy Committee; he has been part of the committee since 1999.
At the global investment team level, Mrs. Alexandra Jarislowsky will occupy the newly created position of Director of Research in addition to her responsibilities as Senior Analyst.