Alternatives Strategies

Alternative Investment Strategies

Investing in alternative asset classes requires discipline, knowledge and preparation as alternative investment opportunities continue to grow for institutional investors. While the opportunities expand so to can the complexity within the asset class. As the landscape continues to evolve, having partnerships with experienced investment managers will help investors sift through the complexity as they continue to allocate to the asset class to benefit from the diversification and the potential for uncorrelated returns, reduced volatility and the potential for sizeable yield.

Our direct infrastructure investment opportunities with

Our quantitative single factor and multi-factor ETFs from

AGFiQ’s Quantitative Investment Platform

AGFiQ is grounded in the belief that investment outcomes can be improved by assessing and targeting the factors that drive market returns. This belief is guided by AGFiQ’s shared quantitative investment principles, resulting in a transparent, consistent, and repeatable investment process. These range from tactical, alternative ways to access equities, unique risk mitigation strategies and innovative income-generating solutions.

The AGFiQ investment team uses a disciplined, factor-based approach which allows for intelligent and informed allocations in order to achieve investment objectives.

The main factors we consider are market capitalization, value, momentum, quality and volatility.

  • The AGFiQ Team
    • AGFiQ Asset Management is the quantitative investment platform for AGF powered by an intellectually diverse, multi-disciplined team that combines the complementary strengths of investment professionals across AGF and its affiliates from Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and FFCM LLC.

      AGFiQ has demonstrated expertise in rules-based, factor-driven traditional and alternative investment solutions across a variety of risk and return objectives and also manages an array of outcome oriented ETF managed portfolios as a skilled ETF strategist.

      Highstreet Asset Management Inc.1

      Highstreet Asset Management Inc., is a London, Ontario-based investment manager that was founded in 1998. Highstreet developed a research-based, empirically driven investment process designed to be consistent, disciplined and repeatable. Highstreet blends quantitative and fundamental research and embeds it within the process, not as an afterthought.

      • 15 member investment team with 5 Ph.D.s
      • 150+ years of experience
      • Explicit focus on risk management


      FFCM, LLC.2

      FFCM, LLC is a Boston-based Investment Advisor that was founded in 2009. The team at FFCM has asset management expertise focused on rules-based, factor-driven alternative and traditional investment strategies.

      • 50+ years of experience
      • Advisor to a family of ETFs that provide exposure to well-known equity factors: momentum, value, beta and size
      • Asset management expertise in rules-based, factor-driven alternative and traditional investment strategies

      1 Canadian registered portfolio manager
      2 U.S. registered adviser

  • AGFiQ Strategies and Investment Capabilities
    • AGFiQ has expertise is in rules-based, factor-driven traditional and alternative investment solutions. 
      • Factor-driven investment strategies
      • Quantitative strategies
      • Factor construction
      • Fundamental strategies
      • Derivatives
      • Asset allocation
      • Overlay strategies
      • ETF strategist expertise
      • Empirical research
      • Risk management