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CI Financial Reports Total Assets of $304 billion for June 2021 and Positive Second Quarter Net Sales

July 15, 2021

Strongest net sales in nearly six years led by $530 million in net flows in Canadian retail asset management; assets exceed $300 billion for the first time

All financial amounts in Canadian dollars unless stated otherwise.

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CI Financial Corp. (“CI”) (TSX: CIX, NYSE: CIXX) today reported preliminary assets under management as at June 30, 2021 of $144.8 billion and wealth management assets of $159.3 billion, for total assets of $304.0 billion.

On June 30, 2021, CI completed the previously announced acquisition of Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, adding $7.1 billion of wealth management assets.

CI also reported preliminary net sales results for the second quarter. The results represented CI’s first quarter of positive asset management segment net sales since the third quarter of 2017 and the strongest quarterly result since the third quarter of 2015.

“This is an exciting development for CI, having posted the best quarter for net sales in our Canadian retail business since 2015,” said Kurt MacAlpine, CI Chief Executive Officer. “We believe these results reflect the many enhancements we have made over the last 18 months as part of our strategic priority to modernize our asset management business. We are well positioned for continued sales growth due to these changes, which include the development of an integrated global investment platform, the introduction of timely new products and other improvements to our product lineup, and a new data-driven approach to marketing and distribution.”

CI FINANCIAL CORP.

June 30, 2021

PRELIMINARY MONTH-END ASSETS (C$ Billions)

ENDING ASSETS

June 2021

May 2021

% Change

June 2020

% Change

Core assets under management (Canada and Australia) (1)

$138.2

$136.1

 1.5

 

%

$121.3

13.9

%

U.S. assets under management

$6.6

$6.1

8.2

%

$4.3

53.5

%

Total assets under management

$144.8

$142.1

1.9

%

$125.6

15.3

%

Canadian wealth management

$75.5

$73.4

2.9

%

$49.0

54.1

%

U.S. wealth management

$83.8

$72.8

15.1

%

$4.9

n/a

 

Total wealth management

$159.3

$146.2

9.0

%

$53.9

195.5

%

TOTAL

$304.0

$288.3

5.4

%

$179.5

69.4

%

CORE AVERAGE AUM

June 2021

May 2021

March 2021

2020

% Change

Monthly average

$137.5

$135.1

--

--

1.8%

Quarter to date average

$135.9

--

$131.6

--

3.3%

Year to date average

$133.8

--

--

$124.1

7.8%

(1) Includes $34.5 billion of assets managed by CI and held by clients of advisors with Assante, CIPC and Aligned Capital as at June 30, 2021 ($33.8 billion at May 31, 2021 and $27.9 billion at June 30, 2020).

CI FINANCIAL CORP.

June 30, 2021

PRELIMINARY QUARTER-END NET SALES RESULTS (C$ billions)

Asset Management Segment

2Q21

1Q21

4Q20

3Q20

2Q20

Canadian Retail

$0.5

($0.6)

($1.3)

($1.4)

($1.0)

Canadian Institutional

($0.4)

($0.4)

($0.9)

($1.1)

($0.8)

GSFM

$(0.0)

$0.0

($0.0)

$0.4

$0.0

U.S. RIAs

$0.4

$0.3

$0.3

$0.3

--

Closed Business

$(0.2)

($0.2)

($0.2)

($0.2)

($0.2)

TOTAL

$0.4

($0.9)

($2.1)

($2.0)

($1.9)

About CI Financial

CI Financial Corp. is an independent company offering global asset management and wealth management advisory services. CI’s primary asset management businesses are CI Global Asset Management (CI Investments Inc.) and GSFM Pty Ltd., and it operates in Canadian wealth management through CI Assante Wealth Management (Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd.), CI Private Counsel LP, Aligned Capital Partners Inc., CI Direct Investing (WealthBar Financial Services Inc.), and CI Investment Services Inc.

CI’s U.S. wealth management businesses consist of Barrett Asset Management, LLC, BDF LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Brightworth, LLC, The Cabana Group, LLC, Congress Wealth Management, LLC, Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, Doyle Wealth Management, LLC, One Capital Management, LLC, The Roosevelt Investment Group, LLC, RGT Wealth Advisors, LLC, Segall, Bryant & Hamill, LLC, Stavis & Cohen Private Wealth, LLC and Surevest LLC.

CI is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under CIX and on the New York Stock Exchange under CIXX. Further information is available at www.cifinancial.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations with respect to CI Financial Corp. (“CI”) and its products and services, including its business operations, strategy and financial performance and condition. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “foresee”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “goal”, “plan” and “project” and similar references to future periods, or conditional verbs such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “could” or “would”. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent management beliefs regarding future events, many of which by their nature are inherently uncertain and beyond management’s control. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements involve risks and uncertainties. The material factors and assumptions applied in reaching the conclusions contained in these forward-looking statements include that the investment fund industry will remain stable and that interest rates will remain relatively stable. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market conditions, including interest and foreign exchange rates, global financial markets, changes in government regulations or in tax laws, industry competition, technological developments and other factors described or discussed in CI’s disclosure materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time. The foregoing list is not exhaustive and the reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors carefully and not to place undue reliance on forward- looking statements. Other than as specifically required by applicable law, CI undertakes no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statement after the date on which it is made, whether to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Relations
Jason Weyeneth, CFA
Vice-President, Investor Relations & Strategy
416-681-8779
jweyeneth@ci.com

Media Relations
Canada
Murray Oxby
Vice-President, Communications
416-681-3254
moxby@ci.com

United States
Trevor Davis, Gregory FCA for CI Financial
610-415-1145
cifinancial@gregoryfca.com

Source: CI Financial Corp.

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