About Us

Founded in 1957, AGF is a diversified global asset management firm with retail, institutional, alternative and high-net-worth businesses.

Corporate Governance Investor Relations

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…While profit is a measurement of success or failure in our field of business, nevertheless, the real test of a good organization is that it offers all employees of that organization the sense of a fulfilling career. This, in turn, requires adequate motivations, a satisfying human and physical environment, together with the opportunity to excel in one’s work…

— Warren C. Goldring – 1972, Founder, AGF Management Limited

Our People

Our employees play an integral role in AGF’s success. We have created an environment that inspires a sense of pride in our collective accomplishments, by focusing on:

Culture

Our culture is strong because it includes a foundation of transparent communication, predictable excellence, and engaged employees

Careers

Career growth is an ongoing objective for our employees. As the workforce changes, so do our opportunities for new jobs and career paths within AGF.

Capability

Our employees continue to develop their business acumen and professional competencies to help us deliver exceptional service to each other and our clients.

Community

At AGF our employees contribute beyond their jobs and are encouraged to lead by example in the communities where they live and work.

AGF Management Team

Blake C. Goldringkeyboard_arrow_down

M.S.M., LL.D., CFA
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Judy G. Goldringkeyboard_arrow_down

LL.B, ICD.D
Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

Kevin McCreadiekeyboard_arrow_down

CFA, MBA
President and Chief Investment Officer

W. Robert Farquharsonkeyboard_arrow_down

Director, Vice-Chairman and Portfolio Manager

Adrian Basarabakeyboard_arrow_down

CPA, CA, CFA
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Chris Jacksonkeyboard_arrow_down

Chief Information Officer and SVP, IT and Operations

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AGF Management Limited

Blake C. Goldring is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management Limited, a premier independent investment management company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Named Chairman in 2006, Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and President in 1997, Blake has led the growth of AGF's business, which today manages over $36 billion (C$) in investors' assets globally.

Blake 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 and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

He is also Chairman of Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve, an apolitical organization he created in 2006 to bring community leaders across Canada together to support the Canadian military and their families in the work they do at home and abroad.

In recognition of his dedication and leadership to strengthening the important bridge between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canadian society, the CDA Institute named him the 2014 VIMY Award recipient.

In 2012, Blake Goldring was recognized as a Canadian Diversity Champion by Women of Influence; one of North America’s pre-eminent organizations dedicated to recognizing the professional accomplishments of Senior Executive Women throughout Canada and the United States.

Blake and his wife Belinda have three daughters and live in Toronto. He enjoys spending time outdoors and counts golf, tennis and fishing among his favourite after-work activities.

Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, AGF Management Limited

Judy G. Goldring is a renowned leader in the asset management industry and one of Canada’s most influential business women. As Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of AGF Management Limited, member of the AGF Management Board, and AGF Mutual Funds Board of Directors, Judy provides strategic leadership and vision that promotes operational effectiveness and the long-term growth of the firm.

Since joining AGF in 1998, Judy’s career expanded from Vice-President and General Counsel to Senior Vice-President, Law and Corporate Affairs in 2004. Her leadership and management led her to assume the role of Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer in 2009. Judy is a member of the Executive Management Team where she assists in the development and execution of AGF’s strategy.

She is responsible for the firm’s Operations, Information Technology, Legal, Compliance, Human Resources and Compensation teams at an enterprise wide level, supporting AGF’s Canadian and global offices. Effective 2017, Judy also leads the growth and development of our private client business segment and FFCM, ETF business located in Boston, MA.

Judy received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto and earned her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Queen’s University. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1993.

Judy is also on the Board of Directors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Region. She has been an active fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fundation (JDRF) and is presently on its National Capital Campaign.

In 2015, Judy was named a Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee by the Women’s Executive Network™ (WXN). This distinct honour is given to women who are nominated as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for a fourth time. Before being nominated in 2015, Judy was recognized by the WXN in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Judy was also honoured as one of the Women’s Post Top 20 Women of 2010.

President and Chief Investment Officer, AGF Investments Inc.

Kevin McCreadie provides direction and leadership to AGF’s investment management teams and leads the firm’s global institutional business. Mr. McCreadie brings more than 30 years of investment management experience to AGF, with extensive expertise in retail and institutional asset management, direct portfolio management and over a decade of combined experience as CIO for two major U.S. financial services firms.

Prior to joining AGF, Kevin was President and CIO of PNC Capital Advisors, LLC, a division of PNC Financial Services Group, one of the largest U.S. diversified financial services organizations. While there, he was responsible for leading the firm’s institutional effort and overseeing over $58 billion in AUM. Kevin began his career in 1982 at J.P. Morgan where he held progressively senior positions, ultimately becoming a U.S. large-cap equity manager. He went on to join Brown Investment Advisory where he was a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager. His experience includes a focus on portfolio construction and enhancing investment processes as well as managing asset allocation and alternative strategies for clients.

He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.

Director, Vice-Chairman and Portfolio Manager, AGF Management Limited

W. Robert Farquharson is Director and Vice-Chairman of AGF Management Limited and Chairman of AGF Asset Management Asia Ltd.

He first joined AGF in 1963 as an Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 1965. Bob became Vice-President of AGF Management Limited in 1973 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1977. From November 1987 to March 1991, he held the position of President of AGF Management Limited. In March 1991, he was appointed Vice-Chairman.

He is a Past Chair of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and a Former Director of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, AGF Management Limited

Adrian was appointed Chief Financial Officer of AGF Management Limited in July 2016.

Adrian is a member of the Executive Management Team and oversees AGF’s financial management, corporate development, reporting, treasury, taxation and investor relations functions. Before taking on this role, Adrian held various positions within the firm and served most recently as Senior Vice-President of Finance.

Adrian joined AGF in 2004 and has been an integral part of AGF’s Senior Leadership Team for the past decade.

Prior to joining AGF, Adrian held progressive roles with increased responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Canada Life.

Adrian is a Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Toronto Financial Services Alliance. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a degree in Finance and Economics.

Adrian received his chartered accountant designation in 1998 and is also a CFA charterholder.

Adrian lives in Port Credit with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, tennis and skiing.

Chief Information Officer and SVP, IT and Operations

Chris Jackson was appointed Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President, IT & Operations at AGF Investments Inc. in January 2011 and currently leads the technology, fund administration and investment operations departments.

In this role he is responsible for enhancing AGF’s operational performance and strengthening the information technology infrastructure to support the growing business.

Chris has over 29 years of varied experience leading organizations in the financial services and technology industries. Prior to AGF he managed the Canadian and technology operations for Belzberg Technologies, an equity and options trading software and electronic brokerage firm. He was also the President and CEO of IA Sciences, an investment operations outsourcer for separately managed wrap programs and held senior executive positions at Financial Models Corporation and Deloitte Consulting.

Chris graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Our Global Footprint

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Vancouver

Home to a regional sales office and Cypress Capital Management, an investment management and counselling services firm for institutions and high-net-worth investors.

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Calgary

AGF also has regional sales offices across Canada managing advisor and strategic account relationships for our retail business, which provides investment management products to the retail channel.

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Montreal

AGF also has regional sales offices across Canada managing advisor and strategic account relationships for our retail business, which provides investment management products to the retail channel.

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Halifax

AGF also has regional sales offices across Canada managing advisor and strategic account relationships for our retail business, which provides investment management products to the retail channel.

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London, ON

Highstreet Asset Management offers institutional and high-net-worth investment management primarily on a pooled basis.

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Toronto

Retail and institutional investment management from our Toronto headquarters. Our investment management team manages our retail mutual funds, as well as institutional mandates. It is also the hub for sales and marketing.

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Ottawa

Doherty & Associates offers institutional and high-net-worth investment management counselling services to Canadian investors with offices in Ottawa and Montreal.

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Boston

Dedicated to business development and client service for institutional clients in the United States. Also based in Boston is FFCM LLC., offering access to investment factors through a family of ETFs and ETF-managed solutions.

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Dublin

Provides investment management services to retail and institutional investors.

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London, U.K.

A representative office in London, dedicated to business development and institutional client sales efforts in the U.K. Also in the region, AGF holds a 33% interest in Smith & Williamson Holdings Limited, a leading independent, private client investment management, financial advisory and accounting group.

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Beijing

A representative office focused on opportunities in Chinese markets.

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Hong Kong

Dedicated to business development for institutional clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Singapore

Provides retail investment management advisory services.