AGF Welcomes U.S. Policy Strategist Greg Valliere to the Firm
New advisory role focuses on politics and the respective impact on global markets
TORONTO and BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGF Investments (AGF) is pleased to announce that leading U.S. political strategist, Greg Valliere, has joined the firm in a new advisory role, as Chief U.S. Policy Strategist, providing insight into how U.S. politics are shaping global markets.
Greg brings a unique perspective to AGF with more than three decades of experience analyzing policy and politics providing regular commentary and insight into Washington for financial services and investment management clients globally, including specialized coverage of the Federal Reserve, economic policy and politics.
“With the current political environment and the influence of politics on today’s global markets, we identified an opportunity to expand our partnership with Greg and bring his knowledge and expertise in-house,” said Kevin McCreadie, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, AGF Management Limited.
Greg has been partnering with AGF for the past two years advising investment management teams on policy and the impact on global markets, providing daily market commentary for financial advisors, and participating in numerous client events and roadshows.
“I am excited to join AGF, contributing to their prominent voice in the marketplace, providing relevant and timely insights during an eventful time in U.S. politics,” said Greg Valliere, Chief U.S. Policy Strategist, AGF.
For 2019, AGF is committed to investing in new capabilities and areas of growth to meet the evolving needs of our investors.
“This thoughtful new hire enriches the global resources of the firm with an emphasis on areas of growth including supporting our continued expansion into the U.S. market,” added McCreadie. “Leveraging Greg’s experience allows us to continue to elevate our voice as we deliver leading and unique insights to our clients.”
Most recently, Greg was the Chief Global Strategist at North Carolina based Horizon Investments, LLC and has nearly 40 years of experience following Washington issues for institutional and retail investors. He is widely quoted in U.S. media and specializes in coverage of the Federal Reserve, tax and spending issues, and – of course – politics. Greg will continue to be based in Washington, D.C.
AGF Investments is a group of wholly owned subsidiaries of AGF Management Limited, a Canadian reporting issuer. The subsidiaries included in AGF Investments are AGF Investments Inc. (AGFI), AGF Investments America Inc. (AGFA), Highstreet Asset Management Inc. (Highstreet), AGF Asset Management (Asia) Limited (AGF AM Asia) and AGF International Advisors Company Limited (AGFIA).
About AGF Management Limited
Founded in 1957, AGF Management Limited is an independent and globally diverse asset management firm. AGF brings a disciplined approach to delivering excellence in investment management through its fundamental, quantitative, 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 C$38 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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