Builds on AGF's commitment to help Canadians develop lifelong financial skills
TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - AGF is pleased to launch the AGF Investor Education Hub, an online resource focused on helping Canadian investors develop the financial skills they need to make informed financial and investment decisions throughout their lives.
Financial literacy continues to be a challenge in Canada. The AGF 2015 Investor Survey found that only 25% of Canadians consider themselves to be very knowledgeable about investing. According to the 2015 Canadian Financial Capability Survey, released by Statistics Canada, about 17% of men and 23% of women indicated they were "not very knowledgeable" about financial matters.1
"Given that low financial literacy rates and high debt levels continue to be a reality, we have launched the AGF Investor Education Hub to help provide Canadians with the tools and resources they need to develop a solid grounding in personal finance," said Blake Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at AGF Management Limited. "It will provide worthwhile and informative content to help investors understand investment concepts, savings strategies and current market events."
The AGF Investor Education Hub content is organized by themes, such as Investing Basics, Working and Investing, Planning for Retirement, Living in Retirement and Insights and Ideas. The content is educational, written in an easy to understand manner and in multiple formats, including articles, videos, infographics, ebooks, as well as interactive tools and resources.
"The Federal government has shown that helping Canadians improve their financial well-being is a priority with the launch of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy – Count me in, Canada," adds Goldring. "I believe our industry has a responsibility to educate and inform and we're doing our part by launching a Hub that provides useful resources for Canadians."
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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 $33 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.
1 Source: Canadian Financial Literacy Survey, 2014, http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141106/dq141106b-eng.htm
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