Premier independent investment manager AGF Investments has announced its maiden foray into the ETF market with seven new ETFs. The products are managed through the firm’s new quantitative investment platform.
AGF’s seven new funds – composed of four enhanced core options and three multi-asset portfolio solutions – are actively managed using a multi-factor approach. “Our deep expertise lends itself to the creation of custom solutions, including ETF model portfolios… to help investors achieve the full spectrum of investment objectives from capital appreciation to risk management,” said AGF Management Limited Chairman and CEO Blake C. Goldring.
The ETF products are managed through the firm’s new quantitative investment platform, AGFiQ Asset Management (AGFiQ). It combines the talents of professionals across AGF, along with affiliates from Highstreet Asset Management and FFCM LLC, to formulate product solutions around specific client needs and outcomes.
“We spent a significant amount of time refining our quantitatively-based investment processes and capabilities to unify them under AGFiQ," said AGF Investments President and Chief Investment Officer Kevin McCreadie, “[O]ur 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’s new ETF offerings, which have been listed on the TSX, include:
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- QuantShares Enhanced Core Canadian Equity ETF (QCD)
- QuantShares Enhanced Core US Equity ETF (QUS)
- QuantShares Enhanced Core International Equity ETF (QIE)
- QuantShares Enhanced Core Emerging Markets Equity ETF (QEM)
- QuantShares Global Equity Rotation ETF (QGL)
- QuantShares MultiAsset Allocation ETF (QMA)
- QuantShares MultiAsset Income Allocation ETF (QMY)