Our Story | 1980s

Post-stagflation Boom

In the 1980s, AGF flexed the muscle it had strengthened during the lean years to post some remarkable results, while also embracing major change to meet significant new challenges – and challengers.

1980s | Post-stagflation Boom
1983 | AGF Adopts the Tiger as its Symbol






The tiger is a patient, strategic hunter ready to act quickly when circumstances dictate, but prepared to wait for opportunities – qualities reflected in our own disciplined investment approach.

1984-86 | Asset Nearly Double, Then Nearly Double Again
Source: 1985 AGF Annual Report, 1986 AGF Annual Report
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.


1986 | Blake Goldring Joins







Now Executive Chairman of AGF Management Limited, Blake was initially responsible for AGF’s Japanese and Asian portfolios and helped set up AGF International Advisors Company Limited (AGFIA) in Dublin.

1987 | 30 Years Strong

• Sales for the year reached a record high
• Eclipsed $2 billion in assets under management
• Offered 20 mutual funds
• Expanded to 3 floors in Toronto’s 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.

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