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AGF Flex Asset Allocation Fund

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AGF Flex Asset Allocation Fund aims to provide investors with:

  • Favourable returns, on average, over a full market cycle while keeping an eye to downside risk
  • A globally diversified investment portfolio
  • Volatility management
  • A smoother investment journey

Who could benefit

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A globally diversified portfolio that can “go anywhere”

AGF Flex Asset Allocation fund uses a strategic, dynamic and tactical asset allocation approach that seeks participate in favourable market environments and move meaningfully into defensive assets in unfavourable market environments.

The Fund can invest in a wide range of investments, including:

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Explanation on the benefits and differential of AGF Flex Asset Allocation Fund and how State Street Global Advisors’ Market Regime Indicator has reset asset class allocations to ever-changing historical market scenarios.

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In this interactive resource, learn more about why diversification matters and how active asset allocation can contribute to portfolio returns.
AGF Flex Asset Allocation Fund strives to be in the right place, at the right time.
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SSGA employs a rigorous, research-driven investment process across global markets.
SSGA’s scale and global reach offers investors extensive insights on world markets and asset classes.
For insight on recent market activity, we spoke with four of our quantitative advisors and managers to find out what was driving the volatility, what their quantitative models were telling them and how they reacted.

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Use this new consolidated application to open one of the following: cash account, retirement savings account, retirement income account (Cash, RSP, LRSP, LIRA, SRSP, GRSP, SGRSP, RLSP, RIF, LRIF, SRIF, LRIF, PRIF, LIF, RLIF Accounts.).
Fund Facts document for AGF Flex Asset Allocation Fund (MF).
AGF Group of Funds 2016 Final Simplified Prospectus + Amendment(s)
REASONS TO INVEST IN THIS FUND

The Fund uses a flexible approach seeking to provide total return over a market cycle, with a focus on capital preservation and risk management.

INVESTMENT PROCESS

The Fund uses a three-pillar approach of strategic, dynamic and tactical asset allocation in a systematic framework to construct a diversified portfolio of any combination of global ETFs, equity securities, fixed-income and non-traditional assets.

Portfolio Managers / Advisors

State Street Global Advisors, Ltd.
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Date as of 10-31-2016

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¿In accordance with NI 81-102, performance for a mutual fund that has been available for less than one year cannot be published.

Please refer to AGF.com for distribution information.

1The distribution is not guaranteed, may be adjusted from time to time at the discretion of the fund manager and may vary from payment to payment. Amount shown, if any, is the most recent distribution amount. ¤Cash is not included. Note: numbers may not add up to 100% because of rounding.

Fund's MER shall not exceed 1.95% on an after-tax basis, effective September 11, 2015. This firm acts solely as a portfolio advisor to the Fund. A portfolio advisor provides the Fund with investment research and recommendations. They do not make investment decisions on behalf of the Fund.

The information contained in this fund profile is designed to provide you with general information related to investment alternatives and strategies and is not intended to be comprehensive investment advice applicable to the circumstances of the individual. We strongly recommend you to consult with a financial advisor prior to making any investment decisions. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in share and/or unit value and reinvestment of all dividends and/or distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The payment of distributions should not be confused with a fund's performance, rate of return or yield. If distributions paid by the fund are greater than the performance of the fund, your original investment will shrink. Distributions paid as a result of capital gains realized by a fund, and income and dividends earned by a fund, are taxable in your hands in the year they are paid. Your adjusted cost base will be reduced by the amount of any returns of capital. If your adjusted cost base falls below zero, you will have to pay capital gains tax on the amount below zero. The performance of a Fund may have been different had events such as mergers, portfolio manager changes and investment objective changes not taken place.

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A Disciplined Investment Process

AGF Flex Asset Allocation Fund’s investment process combines strategic, dynamic and tactical asset allocation approaches to manage the multi-asset strategy. The process is shaped around identifying risk environments, adjusting the asset allocation based on long-term return objectives and responding to the prevailing market environment.

For example, during periods of volatility, the portfolio will hold more defensive and less risky assets. In more benign market regimes, the portfolio holds more growth assets. With this approach, the investment portfolio is seeking to be in the right market at the right time with an eye on the present market and to what is emerging on the horizon.


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Step Strategic Dynamic Tactical Implementation
Objective Identify and categorize assets

Design appropriate portfolio
of assets for each market
environment/regime
Identify market regime

Generate timely and meaningful shifts in portfolios
Incorporating ISG’s Tactical
Asset Allocation (TAA)
analysis and positioning

Input from ISG’s Politics
and Policy team
The positions determined in the portfolio construction phase are relayed to AGF, the portfolio manager for effecting allocation changes
Delivers Well-designed strategic mix
for each environment
Confidence in making
meaningful moves
Near-term added value Portfolio aimed at providing
favourable returns with a
focus on capital preservation
and risk management

proprietary Market Regime Indicator

As advisor to the AGF Fund investment process and allocations, SSGA utilizes its proprietary Market Regime Indicator (MRI). The MRI uses forward-looking signals of market sentiment across equity, credit and currency markets to determine the likely performance of asset classes.

How it works

  • MRI assessment scores identify one of five potential Market Regimes
  • The prevailing Market Regime sentiment signal drives the dynamic asset allocation
  • Measures beyond sentiment are incorporated so that asset allocations can be finely tuned
  • To gain exposure in the most cost-efficient and nimble way, ETFs are used as the Fund’s underlying building blocks
Blend innovation with expertise

*State Street Global Advisors, Ltd. (SSGA Canada) acts solely as a portfolio advisor to the Fund. A portfolio advisor provides the Fund with investment research and recommendations. They do not make investment decisions on behalf of the Fund.

**AUM reflects approximately $33.4B (as of June 30, 2015) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

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