AGF Launches AGF Gold Label

A comprehensive solution designed to help affluent Canadians protect and grow their wealth

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) announced today the launch of AGF Gold Label, a comprehensive investment solution designed to meet the unique needs of affluent investors.

AGF Gold Label ("Series Q") provides qualified investors access to a diverse range of investment solutions with the benefit of preferred pricing. Investors must invest a minimum of $100,000 in order to be eligible.

"Research indicates that Canada's upscale and affluent investors are a growing market. In fact, this segment is expected to grow at a faster pace than the market as a whole over the next decade*," said Gordon Forrester, Executive Vice-President, Product and Marketing and Head of Retail.

"We are committed to providing the types of products and solutions that will help advisors meet the needs of Canadian investors," said Forrester.

AGF Gold Label, exclusively available to qualified investors through financial advisors, provides access to:

  • Preferred Pricing: Preferred pricing, with blended tier pricing available for subsequent purchases provided they are in the same asset class. Investors must place a minimum of $100,000 into each fund in each account, in order to qualify for purchase into AGF Gold Label.

  • World-Class Investment Management: A broad range of investment solutions managed by teams based in AGF's centres of excellence around the world.

  • Household and Account Aggregation: The opportunity to reduce pricing further through household and account aggregation.

  • Greater Fee Transparency: Fees charged to clients accounts are disclosed on statements and may be tax deductible. Investors are encouraged to consult their tax professional.

AGF Gold Label is offered on a wide range of funds across the spectrum, including equity, fixed income and balanced funds.

"With the launch of AGF Gold Label, AGF builds on a long history of providing comprehensive investment solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients," added Forrester.

*Source: Pooled Fund Research, Investor Economics, July 2011

About AGF Management Limited

AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier independent investment management firms with offices across Canada and subsidiaries around the world. AGF's products include a diversified family of award-winning mutual funds, mutual fund wrap programs and pooled funds. AGF also manages assets on behalf of institutional investors including pension plans, foundations and endowments as well as for private clients. With over $41 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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SOURCE: AGF

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