AGF introduces ETF platform AGFiQ with seven fund launches

Feb 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Equities

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Canada-based AGF Investments has unveiled its quantitative investment and ETF platform AGFiQ Asset Management, simultaneously launching seven actively managed ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange under its new ‘QuantShares’ brand.

AGF introduces ETF platform AGFiQ with seven fund launches

AGF was invited to open the Toronto Stock Exchange on 30 January 2017 to mark the launch of their seven QuantShares ETFs.

The QuantShares funds include four enhanced core ETFs providing exposure to Canadian, US, international or emerging markets equity; and three multi-asset portfolio ETFs offering global rotation, broad multi-asset, and income strategies. The multi-asset portfolio ETFs are funds-of-funds, investing in other ETFs to gain their required exposures.

“We spent a significant amount of time refining our quantitatively-based investment processes and capabilities to unify them under AGFiQ,” said Kevin McCreadie, President and Chief Investment Officer, AGF Investments. “Our team of investment professionals builds portfolios with an emphasis on factor-driven investing and our proprietary multi-factor approach allows for intelligent portfolio construction that provide opportunities for total return while also actively managing risk and the potential for losses.”

The new suite of QuantShares ETFs includes:

QuantShares Enhanced Core Canadian Equity ETF (QCD)
Management fees – 0.45%
QuantShares Enhanced Core US Equity ETF (QUS)
Management fees – 0.45%
QuantShares Enhanced Core International Equity ETF (QIE)
Management fees – 0.45%
QuantShares Enhanced Core Emerging Markets Equity ETF (QEM)
Management fees – 0.45%

QuantShares Global Equity Rotation ETF (QGL)
Management fees – 0.55%
QuantShares MultiAsset Allocation ETF (QMA)
Management fees – 0.55%
QuantShares MultiAsset Income Allocation ETF (QMY)
Management fees – 0.55%

The ETFs are managed by Highstreet Asset Management, an affiliate of AGF, while the three multi-asset portfolio solutions are sub-advised by FFCM, also an affiliate partner.

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