TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) today announced the
appointment of Chris Boyle as Senior Vice-President (SVP) of the firm's
growing institutional business.
Mr. Boyle is an industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience.
He will be responsible for expanding and managing the firm's
institutional business, which now represents almost half of AGF's $52
billion in assets under management.
"Chris will lead AGF's institutional efforts, which continue to
experience strong growth and momentum. His extensive experience, proven
track record of delivering results and strong client-centric approach
will assist us as we grow our institutional platform," said Blake C.
Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management
Limited. "Chris is a great addition to our high calibre global
institutional team which is winning mandates domestically and
Mr. Boyle has held progressively responsible positions in the investment
management and banking industries since 1993, most recently serving as
SVP at one of Canada's largest investment management firms, where he
oversaw the organization's institutional sales and marketing division.
Prior to that, he was a Vice-President at the Canadian operations of
U.S.-based Fidelity Investments, responsible for alternative
distribution through Canadian banks. Mr. Boyle began his career at TD
Bank Financial Group and subsequently became lead relationship manager
for a portfolio of financial institution clients before moving into the
investment management sector.
In his new capacity, Mr. Boyle will continue to develop AGF's
institutional strategy and lead the institutional team focusing on
expanding the business in the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada.
In recent years, AGF has opened new institutionally focused offices in
Boston and Hong Kong to better serve those regions and expanded the
role of its Dublin-based office with an emphasis on institutional
growth in the burgeoning Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.
"As one of the largest independent investment management firms in the
country with over 50 years of experience, we are continuing to
diversify our operations by focusing on what we do best - managing
money to help investors in all channels succeed," added Mr. Goldring.
Mr. Boyle will be responsible for business planning and development,
execution of the firm's institutional strategy at home and abroad and
enhancement of client relationships.
He is a business graduate of the University of New Brunswick, where he
continues to serve as a member of the investment committee for the
educational institution's Endowment Trust.
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 $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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For more information about AGF's institutional business, visit: www.agf.com.