TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEO is excited to announce the launch of two new flagship ETFs from AGF Investments Inc. (“AGF"). The AGF Global Sustainable Growth Equity ETF (NEO:AGSG) and the AGF Global Opportunities Bond ETF (NEO:AGLB) began trading on the NEO Exchange today.
AGSG is based on AGF’s Global Sustainable Growth Equity strategy, bringing one of the longest track records in sustainable investing to the ETF marketplace. “By investing in innovative companies in the solar, wind, waste management, water management, and clean technology sectors, we believe AGSG meets growing investor demand for thematic, sustainability-focused solutions that can help investors achieve long-term growth while participating in the transition to a more sustainable economy,” explains Karrie Van Belle, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at AGF.
Broadening out AGF’s active fixed income ETF line-up, AGLB uses a dynamic, total-return global bond strategy and invests primarily in fixed income securities of governments and corporations around the world. “AGLB is a ‘go anywhere’ mandate designed with the flexibility to find the best opportunities globally to provide capital appreciation and income,” says Van Belle.
The AGSG and AGLB ETFs join three other AGF ETFs already listed on the NEO Exchange: the AGFiQ Global Infrastructure ETF (NEO:QIF), the AGFiQ Global ESG Factors ETF (NEO:QEF), and the AGFiQ Global Multi-Sector Bond ETF (NEO:QGB).
“We are excited to expand our partnership with NEO through the launch of these two new ETFs,” added Van Belle. “NEO has been a great partner supporting us with insight and resources to help grow our ETF line-up and, more broadly, a strong advocate for advancing the ETF industry as a whole.”
“Our relationship with AGF is nearing the three-year mark,” noted Jos Schmitt, President & CEO of NEO. “We’ve been honoured to support their continued growth over the past few years and are thrilled to list their two new flagship ETFs on the NEO Exchange. It’s a testament to our solid foundation in the Canadian ETF industry, and a true partnership between two bold and innovative organizations.”
NEO is a senior stock exchange and home to almost 100 unique listings, including public companies and ETFs from some of Canada’s largest and up-and-coming issuers. Backed by some of the most reputable financial organizations in Canada, NEO Exchange is the third most active marketplace in the country - closing in on second - and consistently represents more than 13% of all volume traded in Canadian-listed companies, and roughly 20% of all trading in Canadian ETFs. Click here for a complete view of all NEO-listed securities.
About NEO Exchange
NEO Exchange is a progressive stock exchange that brings together investors and capital raisers within a fair, efficient, and service-oriented environment. Fully operational since June 2015, NEO puts investors first and provides access to trading all Canadian-listed securities on a level playing field. The NEO Exchange lists senior companies and investment products seeking a stock exchange that enables investor trust, quality liquidity, and broad awareness including unfettered access to market data.
About AGF Management Limited
Founded in 1957, AGF Management Limited (AGF) is an independent and globally diverse asset management firm. AGF brings a disciplined approach to delivering excellence in investment management through its fundamental, quantitative, private alternative, and high-net-worth businesses focused on providing an exceptional client experience. AGF’s suite of investment solutions extends globally to a wide range of clients, from financial advisors and individual investors to institutional investors including pension plans, corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds, and endowments and foundations.
AGF has investment operations and client servicing teams on the ground in North America, Europe, and Asia. With $37 billion in total assets under management, AGF serves more than one million investors.
AGF Investments Inc. is a subsidiary of AGF and is registered as a portfolio manager across Canadian securities commissions.
ETFs are listed and traded on organized Canadian exchanges and may only be bought and sold through licensed dealers. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in ETFs. Exchange-traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional. There is no guarantee that ETFs will achieve their stated objectives and there is risk involved in investing in the ETFs. Before investing you should read the prospectus or relevant ETF Facts and carefully consider, among other things, each ETF’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. A copy of the prospectus and ETF Facts is available on AGF.com.