AGF Emerging Markets Fund Wins Top Award For Fourth Time

Other funds capture three Silver and one Bronze

TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - AGF Investments Inc. was recognized last night at the Canadian Investment Awards for its outstanding wealth management expertise, particularly in the emerging markets sector.

The AGF Emerging Markets Fund, managed by Patricia Perez-Coutts, won the Emerging Markets Equity Fund Award for the fourth time and was praised for its consistent long-term high performance.

AGF also won three Silver awards and one Bronze, spanning a broad spectrum of investments, including:

    
    -  AGF Global High Yield Bond Fund, managed by Tristan Sones and Tom
       Nakamura, won the Silver for the High Yield Fixed Income Fund Award
    -  AGF Canadian Balanced Fund, managed by Christine Hughes, won the
       Silver for the Canadian Balanced Fund Award
    -  AGF European Equity Class, managed by John Arnold and Rory Flynn, took
       home the Silver for the European Equity Fund Award, and
    -  AGF Global Resources Class, managed by Bob Farquharson and Bob Lyon,
       took the Bronze award for the Natural Resources Equity Fund Award.
    

"We are proud of our award-winning managers and the performance they bring to investors," said Martin Hubbes, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer with AGF Investments. "We appreciate being recognized for our enduring commitment to excellence in money management and delivering exceptional results."

The CIA mutual fund awards are voted on by a group of senior analysts and the process goes through five stages, including quantitative screening, nomination and an audit committee final review. Recognizing long-term investing has been an ongoing theme at the awards.

About AGF Management Limited

AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier investment solutions firms with offices across Canada and subsidiaries around the world. AGF's products and services include a diversified family of award-winning mutual funds, AGF Elements portfolios, the Harmony asset management program, services for institutional and private clients, as well as AGF Trust GICs, loans and mortgages. With approximately $44.6 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.

SOURCE AGF

For further information: For further information: Susan Yellin, Director, Public Relations & Public Affairs, (416) 815-6211, susan.yellin@agf.com; Karen Archer, Media Relations Manager, Public Relations & Public Affairs, (416) 865-4295, karen.archer@agf.com

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