AGF Launches Quantitative Investing and ETF Platform -- AGFiQ

by AGF Investments

AGF Launches Quantitative Investing and ETF Platform -- AGFiQ

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - AGF Investments Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of AGFiQ Asset Management (AGFiQ) – the quantitative investment platform for AGF powered by an intellectually diverse, multi-disciplined team that combines the complementary strengths of investment professionals across AGF and its affiliates from Highstreet Asset Management Inc. (Highstreet) and FFCM, LLC (FFCM) to deliver innovative product solutions around specific client needs and outcomes.

"Innovation has always been at the heart of AGF, dating back to our founders 60 years ago. We were built on the principles of creating a company that was innovative, focused on clients and driven by superior investment management," said Blake C. Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AGF Management Limited. "The launch of AGFiQ and our offering of ETF solutions is yet another milestone in our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our clients and partners."

"Our deep expertise lends itself to the creation of custom solutions, including ETF model portfolios, in a variety of vehicles including mutual funds, exchange traded products and portfolios, and separately managed accounts designed to help investors achieve the full spectrum of investment objectives from capital appreciation to risk management," added Goldring.

"We spent a significant amount of time refining our quantitatively-based investment processes and capabilities to unify them under AGFiQ," said Kevin McCreadie, President and Chief Investment Officer, AGF Investments Inc. "Our team of investment professionals builds portfolios with an emphasis on factor-driven investing and our proprietary multi-factor approach allows for intelligent portfolio construction that provide opportunities for total return while also actively managing risk and the potential for losses."

AGF enters the Canadian ETF marketplace with seven new exchange traded funds (ETFs) – four enhanced core options and three multi-asset portfolio solutions designed to deliver better risk-adjusted returns, all of which are actively managed by AGFiQ1 using quantitative research to deliver a disciplined and repeatable outcome.

The new suite of QuantShares ETFs introduced today includes:

The initial public offering of each of the QuantShares ETFs has closed and the units of the QuantShares ETFs will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the above-mentioned tickers respectively.
Further information about the new QuantShares funds can be found at