AGF Elements Yield Portfolio also awarded trophy for best three-year
TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - AGF Emerging Markets Fund continued its reign of
success at the 2011 Canadian Lipper Awards ceremony in Toronto winning
the award for best 10-year returns in its category. In addition, AGF
Elements Yield Portfolio was rewarded for having the best three-year
returns in the Global Fixed Income Balanced category.
This win by AGF Emerging Markets Fund, managed by AGF's Global Equity
Team, builds on its recognition as having the best three-year and
five-year returns among direct competitors at the 2010 Canadian Lipper
Awards. In addition, last December, the Fund won its fifth Emerging
Markets Equity Fund Award at the 2010 Canadian Investment Awards.
"We are pleased that Lipper has once again recognized the impressive
track record of AGF Emerging Markets Fund and the talent of Portfolio
Manager Patricia Perez-Coutts and the AGF Global Equity Team," said
Martin Hubbes, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
with AGF Investments. "The team brings a wealth of diversity and
experience to money management and continues to deliver solid returns
Working with approximately $1.7 billion in assets as of December 31,
2010, AGF Emerging Markets Fund is five-star rated by Morningstar for
risk adjusted returns. The team seeks to uncover long-term investment
opportunities trading at attractive valuations with strong earnings
growth dynamics and employs a disciplined bottom up stock selection
process to provide consistent, long-term growth for investors.
AGF Elements Yield Portfolio also won a trophy for the best three-year
returns in the Global Fixed Income Balanced category, managed by AGF
Investment Inc. This is the Portfolio's second Canadian Lipper award.
"In today's markets, people are looking for investments that can offer
stable monthly income, which is precisely what this award-winning
managed asset product provides," said Gordon Forrester, Executive
Vice-President, Marketing and Product Strategy and Development. "AGF
Elements Yield Portfolio is popular with clients looking for a
diversified portfolio of income, bond and equity funds while preserving
capital and offering long-term growth."
With approximately $225.4 million in assets as of December 31, 2010, AGF
Elements Yield Portfolio has a five-star rating from Morningstar.
The Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds that have excelled in delivering
consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers.
About the Lipper Fund Awards
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Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional
performance throughout the professional investment community. The
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relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include
the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine
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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, AGF Elements portfolios, the Harmony asset management
program, Acuity's Alpha wrap program as well as pooled funds, closed
end funds, separately managed accounts and Socially Responsible
Investing (SRI) products managed by Acuity. 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
approximately $52 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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