For over half a century, AGF1 has been providing asset management services to institutions and individuals around the globe. As an independent firm, we strive to help investors succeed by delivering excellence in investment management and providing an exceptional client experience. AGF has investment operations and client service teams on the ground in North America, Europe and Asia. This strong regional presence provides our clients with timely knowledge, insight and understanding of global markets.
Being an independent firm has allowed us to make strategic acquisitions that improve our client service, enable us to offer new innovative products and enhance our research capabilities.
Our suite of diverse investment solutions extends globally to a wide range of clients, including pension plans, corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations.
Our firm is structured with distinct investment teams that are given the latitude to pursue diverse investment philosophies and processes. We believe the freedom afforded to our investment teams and diversity of opinion is a strength of our firm. This collegial environment not only leads to better investment ideas, but helps to continually raise the bar for all of our clients. Each strategy has an investment process that is disciplined, transparent and repeatable, remaining consistent over time and not changing with the prevailing market sentiment.
Research generated by the team is an integral part of the investment process at AGF. Each analyst has a clear set of guidelines they use to generate the investment ideas that will be implemented within a portfolio and thorough due diligence is performed at all levels of the process. There are many factors that our analysts consider when providing recommendations to the portfolio management team including industry dynamics and projections, financial analysis, buy and sell targets (valuation) and company drivers and risks.
At AGF, we believe that research analysis, idea sharing and accountability lead to deeper insights and ultimately better investment decisions.
Investment process integrity and risk controls are of paramount importance at AGF Investments. AGF’s philosophy regarding risk management is that we are alpha-seeking investment managers. Our portfolios should be different than the relevant benchmarks with high active share in most cases. Any risk-bets taken by our investment teams should be in keeping with the stated investment philosophy and objective of our strategies and should be the outcome of a repeatable investment process. Each AGF strategy has an investment process that is disciplined, transparent and repeatable, remaining consistent over time and not changing with the prevailing market sentiment.
Investment strategies undergo formal quarterly reviews by AGF’s Chief Investment Officer and the Head of Portfolio Analytics to monitor attribution, holdings, volatility and liquidity and to ensure client investment guidelines and policies are adhered to.
We embrace the collaborative autonomy of investment teams that operate with a global presence, delivering solutions based on distinct investment philosophies
We build on our premier reputation of over half a century of independent and innovative investment thinking
Today, AGF is a multifaceted company offering diverse, innovative investment strategies and solutions.
AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) is a leading independent global asset management firm dedicated to providing diverse investment solutions to clients. AGF offers a comprehensive investment platform of actively managed equity and fixed income offerings. Our client base includes pension plans, corporate plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds and sub-advisory relationships. As a global asset manager with offices in Toronto, Boston, Dublin, London, Singapore and Beijing, we provide an unwavering commitment to service combined with the highest standards of trust and quality. Institutional clients benefit from the depth and breadth of an experienced team of multi-disciplined investment managers. Four principles anchor our firm's approach to investing: shared intelligence, disciplined processes, innovative thinking and a people-first culture.
AGF International Advisors Company Ltd. (AGFIA) is a specialized asset management firm located in Dublin, Ireland. AGFIA was founded to conduct bottom-up research on companies around the globe. The firm's investment approach layers its tradition and philosophy of patient value investing on a foundation of rigorous fundamental research. The team seeks out undervalued companies that have strong franchise value.
Highstreet Asset Management Inc. (Highstreet) is a specialized asset management firm located in London, Ontario. Highstreet was founded in 1998 and strengthens AGF with its employment of a unique quantitative approach to investment management. The core Highstreet strategy utilizes a GVQ+RTM investment approach, creating a portfolio of stocks with strong Growth, Value and Quality characteristics while maintaining a moderate level of Risk.
InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (InstarAGF) puts the power of alternatives to work for global institutional and qualified investors. A joint venture between Instar Group Inc. and AGF Management Limited (AGF), InstarAGF invests in and independently manages high quality alternative investment products with the goal of delivering sustainable and growing returns to investors.
1 AGF Management Limited provides these services through its investment management subsidiaries.
AGF Investments is a group of wholly owned subsidiaries of AGF Management Limited, a Canadian reporting issuer. The subsidiaries included in AGF Investments are AGF Investments. Inc. (AGFI), AGF Investments America Inc. (AGFA), AGF Asset Management (Asia) Limited (AGF AM Asia) and AGF International Advisors Company Limited (AGFIA). AGFA is a registered advisor in the U.S. AGFI is registered as a portfolio manager across Canadian securities commissions. AGF AM Asia is registered as a portfolio manager in Singapore. AGFIA is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. The subsidiaries that form AGF Investments manages a variety of mandates comprised of equity, fixed income and balanced assets.
Except where defined for GIPS purposes herein, AGF Investments is a registered trade name of AGF Investments Inc. that includes the following subsidiaries and affiliates: Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and AGF Investments America Inc.
AGF Investments America Inc. is a registered adviser in the U.S. AGF Investments Inc., and Highstreet Asset Management Inc. are registered portfolio managers across various Canadian securities commissions. The entities are affiliated and owned by AGF Management Limited, a Canadian reporting issuer.
The name Instar refers to Instar Group Inc. and its direct subsidiaries. The name AGF refers to AGF Management Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The name InstarAGF refers to InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. and affiliates.