CI Financial Partners with CGI to Implement Advanced Transfer Agency Solution and Operations

Strategic partnership to accelerate CI’s digital transformation

TORONTO, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Computer graphics (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) and CI Financial Corporation. (TSX: CIX) (NYSE: CIXX) have entered into a long-term strategic partnership under which CGI will transform CI’s investment funds transfer agency business into a leading platform with enhanced capabilities.

CGI will assume responsibility for managing CI’s proprietary transfer agency (“TA”) platform, modernizing it and delivering it to CI in a holistic software-as-a-service (“SaaS”)-based platform. CGI will also manage recordkeeping and customer service operations for CI mutual fund unitholders, applying a blend of state-of-the-art technology and experienced operational expertise. As part of this partnership, CGI will welcome new members of CI’s IT, operations and client services groups to its team, who will continue to support CI’s business at CGI.

“We are excited about the significant benefits this new relationship with CGI will bring to our clients, our business and our employees,” said Darie Urbanky, President and COO of CI. “In selecting our strategic partner, we conducted a thorough and thoughtful review process. Identifying a partner who would offer equivalent employment to our transfer agency employees and provide them with the broad career and learning from a prominent global player was critical to our choice of consulting firm, while continuing to work closely with our business.”

Mr. Urbanky said that while CI will remain the transfer agent for its investment funds, the agreement with CGI will provide CI with a modernized, state-of-the-art transfer agency platform and support teams with expanded capabilities, which will result in improved services and support for the CI Advisor. and investor clients. “By leveraging CGI’s global scale, deep resources and technology expertise, we will accelerate our digital transformation and create significant operational efficiencies for CI,” said Mr. Urbanky.

“We continue to see growing demand for solutions that help customers optimize operations, increase agility and deliver enhanced functionality through advanced technology platforms,” said Guy Vigeantpresident of CGI Canada operations. “This partnership represents an important milestone for our global financial services business, underscoring the value of CGI’s end-to-end services, as well as the breadth of capabilities provided by our global intellectual property portfolio. CI will immediately benefit from CGI’s Intelligent Operations Centers. , made possible by our suite of technology-enabled business process services, which combines the delivery of human, automated and artificial intelligence.”

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent IT and business consulting firms in the world. With 88,500 consultants and professionals worldwide, CGI offers a portfolio of end-to-end capabilities, ranging from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services. business and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI’s reported revenue for fiscal year 2021 is $12.13 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more about cgi.com.

About CI Financial
CI Financial Corp. is an integrated global wealth and asset management company. CI has managed and advised approximately C$348.5 billion customer assets at July 31, 2022. CI’s principal asset management businesses are CI Global Asset Management (CI Investments Inc.) and GSFM Pty Ltd., and it does its wealth management business in Canada through CI Assante Wealth Management (Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd.), CI Private Counsel LP, Aligned Capital Partners Inc., Northwood Family Office Ltd., CI Direct Investing (WealthBar Financial Services Inc.) and CI Investment Services Inc.

CI launched its digital transformation strategy in 2019 and has had many successes in modernizing its business operations, achieving cost savings and creating value for customers. This progress has earned CI acknowledgement as IT World Canada’s digital transformation leader. CI maintains its own IT, operations and customer service staff to support the continued innovation and growth of its wealth management and other businesses.

CI’s US wealth management businesses include Barrett Asset Management, LLC, Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Brightworth, LLC, BRR OpCo, LLC (Budros, Ruhlin & Roe), The Cabana Group, LLC , Corient Capital Partners, LLC , CPWM, LLC (Columbia Pacific Wealth Management), Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC, Congress Wealth Management LLC, Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, Doyle Wealth Management, LLC, Galapagos Partners, LP, GLASfunds, LLC, Gofen & Glossberg, LLC, Matrix Capital Advisors, LLC, McCutchen Group LLC, OCM Capital Partners, LLC, Portola Partners Group LLC, Radnor Financial Advisors, LLC, RegentAtlantic Capital, LLC, The Roosevelt Investment Group, LLC, RGT Wealth Advisors, LLC, RH Bluestein & Co., 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.

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