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AGF Appoints Jane Buchan and Charles Guay to its Board of Directors

December 5, 2017 • Announcements

Experience of new board members reflects the firm’s diverse business lines. New appointments increase gender diversity on board.

TORONTO, December 5, 2017 – Blake Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management Limited (AGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Buchan and Charles Guay to the AGF Board.

“Our new board members bring a wealth of experience in the alternatives, institutional and retail distribution space that further supports the evolution of our firm and our commitment to diversifying our business.” said Blake Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AGF Management Limited.”

Jane Buchan:

Ms. Buchan is the Chief Executive Officer of PAAMCO, a leading institutional investment firm dedicated to offering alternative investment solutions to preeminent investors. She is also Co-Chief Executive Officer at PAAMCO Prisma Holdings. In this combined role, she oversees and is jointly responsible for the overall business strategy and direction of both firms.

Ms. Buchan began her career at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in the Capital Markets Group after graduating Yale College with a BA in Economics. After receiving her MA and PhD in Business Economics (Finance) from Harvard University, she became an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  After leaving academia, she, along with three others, founded PAAMCO in 2000.

She is currently serving as Director and Chairwoman of the Board for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK).

Ms. Buchan is a founding Angel for 100 Women in Finance and is an active board member for Girls Who Invest. She is also involved with the Orange County Girl Scouts Chapter contributing to the development of a STEM badge.

Charles Guay:

Mr. Guay is the Founder and President of CG&CO, a strategic and governance consulting firm.

Before founding CG&CO, he was Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Institutional Markets, of Manulife Canada and President and Chief Executive Officer of Manuvie Québec. In this capacity, he oversaw pension and group insurance operations for Canada and was instrumental in the integration of the two firms.

Previously, he was the President and CEO of Standard Life Canada. He held a number of executive roles at the National Bank of Canada, including President and CEO of National Bank Securities between 2005 and 2011. He was also highly successful as District VP at Fidelity Investment and Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities.

While Mr. Guay sits on various Boards including Pomerleau, Cossette, CHU Ste-Justine Foundation and HEC Executive Education Program.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Laval University and is a Fellow in the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI).

“We are pleased that these new appointments bring even greater gender diversity to our Board with 40% female representation,” added Goldring. “As a signatory of the 30% Club Canada, these additions reflect our support of their initiative to appoint more women to boards and senior management roles”.

About AGF Management Limited

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 $37 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.

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