THE AGF TIGER AS OUR CORPORATE SYMBOL
AGF first began partnering with WWF-Canada in the early 1980s to raise awareness about the Sumatran tiger - our corporate symbol. Over the years, we have worked with WWF-Canada to save the highly endangered Sumatran tiger and to educate the public about the WWF-Canada's efforts to protect all endangered species.
Read more about how AGF invests in the environment.
Read our corporate fact sheet.
OVER 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION
The American Growth Fund (AGF) was launched in 1957. C. Warren Goldring and Allan Manford had a unique and revolutionary vision to pool the funds of Canadian investors, giving them greater access to the U.S. market through the New York Stock Exchange.
This led to the co-founders building a company that is innovative, focused on clients and driven by superior investment management. These are characteristics that continue to drive AGF more than five decades later.
Today, AGF is one of the largest independent Canadian investment management firms. We are in business to deliver predictable excellence in money management, a wide spectrum of products and outstanding client service.
Our independence is a business strength that has allowed AGF to survive a consolidating industry, grow stronger, build partnerships with leading financial institutions and achieve success.
It has also allowed us to make strategic acquisitions over the years. In 2006, we acquired approximately 80% of Highstreet Partners Limited, which wholly owns Highstreet Asset Management Inc., an investment counsel firm based in London, Ontario that serves private clients and provides specialized investment management services.
In February 2011, AGF completed the 100% acquisition of Acuity, another independent firm. Acuity was founded in 1990 by Ian O. Ihnatowycz to manage assets on behalf of retail and institutional investors, including pension plans, foundations and endowments.
The addition of Acuity's investment expertise provides AGF clients with a broader range of investment solutions including mutual funds, pooled funds and sustainable investment products.
This acquisition continues to build on our five-decade tradition of excellence in money management and gives us greater scale to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients both in retail and institutional markets.
FIVE DECADES OF FIRSTS
1957 - Launch of American Growth Fund