TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - B2B Trust, a subsidiary of
Laurentian Bank of Canada, and AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) have signed
an agreement for the distribution of investment loans. Under the terms
of the agreement, B2B Trust will offer preferred rates on all
investment loans to Canadian investors who purchase eligible AGF mutual
funds through licensed financial advisors.
"Advisors and clients have been able to benefit from AGF's diversified
family of funds for many years through our standard loan program," says
Susi McCord, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Distribution at B2B
Trust. "I am very pleased that we're now able to provide those same
flexible loan options at preferred rates for the purchase of AGF's
award winning mutual funds."
"B2B Trust has developed a solid reputation for delivering
highly-regarded distribution alliance programs. We're pleased to add
the B2B loan program to the services we offer," says Nadi Naderi,
Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts Management at AGF
Investments. "Their focus on the advisor channel complements our
mandate of providing investment management excellence to investors
through our advisor business."
B2B Trust supplies investment loan programs to advisors and agents
across the mutual fund and insurance sectors, as well as through
dealers and managing general agencies. Distribution Alliance Programs
for investment loans are offered predominantly through investment fund
manufacturers like AGF Investments.
About AGF Management Limited
AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier independent investment
solutions 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. In
addition, AGF Trust is a complementary business that offers GICs, loans
and mortgages through the financial advisor and mortgage broker
channels. With over $48 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 B2B Trust
B2B Trust provides advisors with superior financial products and
services for distribution to their clients across Canada. B2B Trust is
a leading third-party supplier of investment and RRSP loans, premier
supplier of wholesale deposit products, and a long-time provider of
self-directed accounts, banking services and broker mortgages. This
vast array of products is highly regarded by the 15,000 financial
advisors doing business with B2B Trust. B2B Trust's suite of products
and services are available nationally with the head office located in
Toronto and regional sales representation across Canada. The company is
a federally chartered trust company and wholly-owned subsidiary of
Laurentian Bank of Canada. The website is b2btrust.com.
SOURCE LAURENTIAN BANK OF CANADA
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