By: AGF Managment Limited • December 14, 2017

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer AGF Management Limited

Blake C. Goldring is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management Limited. He was named President in 1997, Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and Chairman in 2006. Under his leadership, AGF has grown to be a premier independent investment management company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Blake is currently a Director of Alignvest Management Corporation, a Member of the Business Council of Canada [formerly Canadian Council of Chief Executives] and a Leadership Council Member of Toronto Finance International.

He is the Past Vice-Chair and Past Director of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and is presently a member of IFIC’s Strategic Research Steering Committee.   In addition, Blake is Chair, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a Director of the Canadian Film Centre and the C.D. Howe Institute.  He is also the former Vice Chair, Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Blake is the founder of Canada Company, a charitable organization created to connect business and community leaders with Canada’s military. Among its many initiatives, Canada Company awards scholarships to the children of fallen soldiers to assist with their post secondary education. In addition, the Military Employment Transition Program (MET) was created to help Canadian Armed Forces members who are transitioning out of the military obtain employment in the civilian workforce.  

In 2011, Blake was appointed the first ever Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Military Division in 2009, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Canadian forces Decoration [CD] for twelve years of service on November 24, 2017. Recognizing his community service, in 2013, he received the Order of the Diocese from the Anglican Diocese in Toronto and in 2011 the Award of Merit from B’Nai Brith.  In 2014, he received the VIMY Award from the Conference of Defence Association [CDA] Institute. 

He holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in France. He is also a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, a CFA charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.