• 1980s Post-stagflation boom
  • In the 1980s, AGF became a different company, flexing the muscle it had strengthened during the lean years to post some remarkable results, but also embracing major change to meet significant new challenges.

  • 1983 AGF adopts the tiger as its symbol

    Renowned as an aggressive but patient strategic hunter, the tiger embodied qualities that the Company felt could justifiably be applied to itself.

  • 1986 Changing landscape

    By late 1986, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions were allowed to market mutual funds.

    For AGF, this triggered the mass marketing that continues today.

  • 1987 Blake Goldring joins
    Now Chairman and CEO of AGF Management Limited, Blake was initially responsible for AGF’s Japanese and Asian portfolios and helped set up AGF International Advisors Co. Ltd. (AGFIA) in Dublin.
  • 1987 30 years strong
    • • Sales for the year set a record high
    • • Over $2 billion in assets under management

    • 20 mutual funds

    • More than 300,000 unitholders

    • 3 floors in the iconic TD Tower

    Source: 1987 AGF annual report
  • The addition of AGF Trust Company through the acquisition of Chancellor Trust Company helped the firm meet its new competition with a broad array of high-quality products.