Established in the year 1957 in Toronto, Canada, AGF Management Limited is a publicly owned asset management holding company that provides investment related services to Canadian and international investors through their expert advisors, institutional and private counselor businesses. Through its subsidiary companies the company invests in the public equity funds and fixed incomemarket all over the world.
Services offered by AGF
The company serves a wide array of strategies specifically designed to accomplish the needs of institutional investors including corporate plans, pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, DB pension plans, and sub-advised mandates. With the help of its branch companies in different regions, the company manages distinct client-focused equity, fixed income and balanced mutual funds along with separate client-focused equity, fixed income and balanced portfolios.
About his Chairman, Blake Goldring
Over years AGF Limited has seen a tremendous rise in its overall growth curve. Blake Goldring AGF is the company’s chairman and CEO (Chief Executive Officer). Initially he was the named president of the company in 1997, and was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the year 2000. Since his joining, AGF has grown to be a premium independent investment management company and has grown its wings to all the sphere of the world.The company now operates in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. He with his great excellence and expertise has led the overall growth of the firm’s business, which today is able to manage the assets of the investors worth 35$billion across the globe.
Apart from this, he also joined the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in January 2010 and later on was appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of Sunnybrook in March 2014 and on June 2015 has was appointed as the Chair of Board of Directors .
His contributions to AGF
In 1987, Goldring left BMO (Bank of Montreal) to join AGF. Initially, he joined as an analyst to work on the Japanese investment portfolios. Looking to his contributions and responsibility towards work, he was assigned the responsibilities for the Quebec and Eastern sales regions. Soon in 1991 his responsibilities were increased to developing AGF International Advisors Company Limited in Ireland and then four years later in the year 1994 he became the head of sales and marketing at AGF.
His services to the company didn’t stop here; under his leadership the company was able to acquire wealth management firms that included Global Strategy holdings in the year 2000, Cypress capital Management in 2004, Doherty and associates investment counsel in 2004, Highstreet asset management in the year 2006, acuity in 2011 and FFCM in 2015.
To expand the clientele of AGF, CEO Goldring has developed four unique strategic investment platforms at the company. The focus of these four tools is merely on the high net-worth investors, private clients, institutional, retail and investment management. Other than this, under Goldring’s chairmanship AGF has become an innovator in the development of environmentally sustainable investment solutions and has also strengthened its roll of international portfolio contributions.