TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - AGF Investments Inc. is pleased to welcome Peter Imhof to the firm as Vice-President and Portfolio Manager1. He assumes lead responsibility for AGF Canadian Growth Equity Class, effective March 3, 2014, working closely with AGF's North American Research team, which consists of 10 experienced sector specialists that provide research and analysis for their respective sectors.
Peter has over 13 years of expertise in managing Canadian portfolios. Throughout his career, Peter's focus on stock selection through rigorous fundamental analysis has contributed to a track record of outperformance versus a benchmark2 in 10 of the last 13 years. He is a proven stock picker and has won the Financial Post Stock Picker's Challenge in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Most recently, Peter was a Portfolio Manager at a publicly traded asset management firm, responsible for co-managing Canadian equity mandates. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at an investment counsellor and a member of the award-winning team responsible for managing a Canadian growth fund and small cap pool.
"We are thrilled to welcome Peter to the AGF team. His expertise in the Canadian equity space will complement the existing strength of AGF's investment management team" said Blake C. Goldring, Chairman and CEO AGF Management Ltd. "AGF remains committed to strengthening our investment management capabilities. As the sole focus of the firm, ensuring we have the best talent within our investment management team remains a top priority," Goldring added.
1pending regulatory approval
2 S&P/TSX Small Cap Total Return Index
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 $35 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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