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
"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
"We are committed to providing the types of products and solutions that
will help advisors meet the needs of Canadian investors," said
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
Greater Fee Transparency: Fees charged to clients accounts are disclosed on statements and may be
tax deductible. Investors are encouraged to consult their tax
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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not limited to, important risk factors such as level of assets under
management, volume of sales and redemptions of investment products,
performance of investment funds and of investment managers and
advisors, competitive fee levels for investment management products and
administration, and competitive dealer compensation levels and cost
efficiency in our investment management operations, as well as interest
and foreign-exchange rates, taxation, changes in government
regulations, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, and the
company's ability to complete strategic transactions and integrate
acquisitions. The company cautions that the foregoing list is not
exhaustive. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors
carefully and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional
risks and uncertainties can be found in our MD&A for the fiscal year
ended November 30, 2011 under the headings "Caution Regarding
Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors and Management of Risk"
and in our other filings with Canadian securities regulatory
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