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AGF Changes Name of Canadian QuantShares ETFs to AGFiQ ETFs

October 20, 2017 • Announcements

AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) today announced that its lineup of QuantShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) has been renamed to AGFiQ ETFs to bring greater alignment across our brands.  

The new name also reflects the brain power of AGFiQ Asset Management, which launched in the Canadian marketplace in January 2017. AGFiQ’s intellectually diverse multi-disciplined team combines the complementary strengths of investment professionals from Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and FFCM LLC.

AGFiQ’s team of investment professionals builds portfolios with an emphasis on factor-driven investing. While our multi-factor approach allows for intelligent portfolio construction that provides opportunities for total return while also actively managing risk and the potential for losses.

There will be no changes to the investment objectives, strategies or management of these ETFs.

The ETFs will begin trading under their new name on November 2, 2017.

The following table illustrates the upcoming changes to the ETF names and CUSIP numbers. All tickers remain unchanged.       

Current Name
Current Ticker
New Name
QuantShares Enhanced Core Canadian Equity ETF
AGFiQ Enhanced Core Canadian Equity ETF
QuantShares Enhanced Core US Equity ETF
AGFiQ Enhanced Core US Equity ETF
QuantShares Enhanced Core International Equity ETF
AGFiQ Enhanced Core International Equity ETF
QuantShares Enhanced Core Emerging Markets Equity ETF
AGFiQ Enhanced Core Emerging Markets Equity ETF 00850F107
QuantShares Global Equity Rotation ETF
AGFiQ Global Equity Rotation ETF
QuantShares MultiAsset Allocation ETF
AGFiQ MultiAsset Allocation ETF
QuantShares MultiAsset Income Allocation ETF QMY AGFiQ MultiAsset Income Allocation ETF 00111A103

AGF will also announce similar name changes to our U.S.-based ETF line-up today. 


Founded in 1957, AGF Management Limited (AGF) is a diversified global asset management firm with retail, institutional, alternative and high-net-worth businesses. As an independent firm, AGF strives to help investors succeed by delivering excellence in investment management and providing an exceptional client experience. AGF’s suite of diverse investment solutions extends globally to a wide range of clients, from financial advisors and individual investors to institutional investors including pension plans, corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds and endowments and foundations.

AGF has investment operations and client servicing teams on the ground in North America, Europe and Asia. With approximately $35 billion in total assets under management, AGF serves more than one million investors. AGF trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AGF.B.

About AGFiQ 

AGF’s quantitative products, including AGFiQ ETFs powered by AGFiQ Asset Management (AGFiQ), are managed through Highstreet Asset Management Inc. (Highstreet), located in London, Ontario, and/or FFCM, LLC (FFCM), located in Boston, and are supported by a team of 21 investment professionals, from across AGF and its affiliates, managing AUM of approximately C$4.8 billion.AGFiQ’s portfolio and investment management team has extensive experience in quantitative investing and research with a core investment discipline focused on factor-based investing. AGFiQ is grounded in the belief that investment outcomes can be improved by assessing and targeting the factors that drive market returns. 

Media Contact 

Amanda Marchment
Director, Corporate Communications


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Amanda Marchment
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-865-4160

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SVP, Head of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 416-865-4320

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