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AGF Changes Name of U.S. QuantShares ETFs to AGFiQ ETFs

October 20, 2017 • Announcements

AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) today announced that its lineup of QuantShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFshas 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 U.S. marketplace in April 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. Our multi-factor approach allows for intelligent portfolio construction that provides opportunities for total return while also actively seeking to manage risk and the potential for losses.

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

The funds will begin trading under their new name on October 30, 2017.

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

Current Name
Current Ticker
New Name
QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 351680103
QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund  CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund 351680202
QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund SIZ AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund 351680400
QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 351680707
QuantShares Hedged Dividend Income Fund DIVA AGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income Fund 351680806

AGF will also announce similar name changes to our Canadian-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

Before investing you should carefully consider each Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in Fund's prospectus which can be found at Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.  

Risks: There is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their objective. An investment in the Funds is subject to risk including the possible loss of principal amount invested. The risks associated with each Fund are detailed in the prospectus and include, but not limited to, tracking error risk, mid-cap risk, industry concentration risk, market neutral style risk, short sale risk and specific risks related to exchange traded funds. There is a risk that during a “bull” market, when most equity securities and long only ETFs are increasing in value, the Funds’ short positions will likely cause the Fund to underperform the overall U.S. equity market and such ETFs. The Fund may not be suitable for all investors. 

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Media Contact

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

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

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