Our Responsible Investing Practices

AGF Investments believes the continued advancement of responsible investing practices across our respective companies’ investment management teams will contribute to meeting our investment objectives. 

Built on a philosophy of serving clients’ unique investment goals, and adhering to each manager’s fiduciary duty, we encourage our investment teams to analyze the financial and non-financial risks and opportunities in an investment and look to identify environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors that are, or could become, material to long-term financial performance.

We believe that responsible corporate behaviour with respect to ESG factors can generally have a positive influence on long-term financial performance, recognizing that the relative importance of ESG factors varies across industries, geography and time so each investment team’s approach to implementing responsible investing practices will differ. As a result, ESG considerations may be incorporated in varying degrees by each investment team and will have a varying (and potentially limited) impact on financial performance and final investment decisions.

View our Responsible Investment Policy

Active Ownership

Proxy Voting

AGF Investments’ policy is to exercise voting rights in the best interest of the portfolio to maximize positive economic effect on shareholder value. We believe ESG practices may have an impact on the value of a company and, as such, have incorporated these principles into the proxy voting analysis.


Through regular engagements, AGF Investments aims to discuss a broad range of matters that include company strategy, financial and non-financial performance and risk, capital allocation, capital structure, and to enhance issuer behaviour and disclosures around ESG issues.

AGF Investments Memberships & Commitments

AGF Investments Inc. is a member/signatory of UN Supported Principle for Responsible Investment, Investor Network on Climate Risk a project of CERES, Responsible Investing Associated, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Climate Action 100+. AGF International Advisors Company Limited is a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code.

AGF Investments is a group of wholly owned subsidiaries of AGF Management Limited, a Canadian reporting issuer. The subsidiaries included in AGF Investments are AGF Investments Inc. (AGFI), AGF Investments America Inc. (AGFA), AGF Investments LLC (AGFUS) and AGF International Advisors Company Limited (AGFIA). AGFI is registered as a portfolio manager across Canadian securities commissions. AGFA and AGFUS are registered investment advisors with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. AGFIA is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. The term AGF Investments may refer to one or more of these subsidiaries or to all of them jointly. This term is used for convenience and does not precisely describe any of the separate companies, each of which manages its own affairs.

AGF Investments entities only provide investment advisory services or offers investment funds in the jurisdiction where such firm, individuals and/or product is registered or authorized to provide such services.

Investment advisory services for U.S. persons are provided by AGFA and AGFUS. In connection with providing services to certain U.S. clients, AGF Investments LLC uses the resources of AGF Investments Inc. acting in its capacity as AGF Investments LLC’s “participating affiliate”, in accordance with applicable guidance of the staff of the SEC. AGFA engages one or more affiliates and their personnel in the provision of services under written agreements (including dual employee) among AGFA and its affiliates and under which AGFA supervises the activities of affiliate personnel on behalf of its clients (“Affiliate Resource Arrangements”).

For Canadian investors: Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.