Judy Goldring of AGF Management Limited named a 2015 Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee by WXN

Joins community of Canada's most iconic women leaders

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - AGF Management Limited (AGF) is pleased to announce that Judy Goldring, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named a 2015 Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee by the Women's Executive Network™ (WXN).

This honour is given to women who are nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for a fourth time. Before being nominated in 2015, Judy was recognized by the WXN as a Top 100 Award Winner in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada's top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. The 2015 recipients will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26.

Since joining AGF in 1998, Judy's role expanded from Vice-President and General Counsel to Senior Vice-President, Law and Corporate Affairs in 2004. Her leadership and management skills led her to assume the role of Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer in 2009. Judy is a member of the AGF Executive Management Team where she assists in the development and execution of AGF's strategy.

Judy is committed to a workplace that encourages collaboration, cooperation and transparency to drive a culture of performance, while delivering value to our shareholders. She is responsible for AGF's Operations, IT, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources activities that support our Canadian and global offices.

"On behalf of AGF and our executive team, I am proud to congratulate Judy on this accomplishment," said Blake C. Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at AGF Management Limited. "She plays a vital role on our senior executive team, while taking the time to support female employees in their personal and professional development."

As a strong role model for women, Judy leads AGF's Women's Alliance Network, which provides opportunities for women to support their peers across the firm and brings together talented, accomplished women to share their experiences.

WXN Top 100 Awards

The Top 100 Awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what's possible.

"For these highly accomplished women, receiving a Top 100 Award means much more than recognition or a chance to share the spotlight with other remarkable Winners, it's an opportunity to pay it forward," says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. "WXN Top 100 Award Winners are powerful women both in their careers and their potential to transcend boundaries to have a greater impact on the communities around them."

Judy joins a prestigious community of past Award Winners, including Canada's most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

The full list of WXN's 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners.

About Judy Goldring

Judy Goldring is a renowned leader in the asset management industry and one of Canada's most influential business women. As Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of AGF Management Limited, member of the AGF Management Board and AGF Mutual Funds Board of Directors, Judy provides strategic leadership and vision that promotes operational effectiveness and the long-term growth of the firm. Since 2007, Judy has been a member of the University of Toronto's Governing Council and was elected Chair of the Governing Council in 2013. Judy also sits on the board of directors for the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).

Judy actively gives back to the community and is involved in a number of charities. In 2002, she began working with JDRF, a leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Through tremendous passion and strong advocacy, Judy continues to recruit riders and raise funds at the annual JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research.

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 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 approximately $34 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. More information and details are available at www.agf.com.

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of more than 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.

More information and details are available at www.wxnetwork.com or www.top100women.ca.                          


For further information: For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Judy Goldring or WXN founder Pamela Jeffery, please contact: Marion Morris, Harbinger Communications, 416-960-5100 ext. 260, mmorris@harbingerideas.com; Alanna Glass, Harbinger Communications, 416-960-5100 ext. 219, aglass@harbingerideas.com


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