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Press release from CNW Group

AGF Emerging Markets Fund wins sixth honour at Canadian Investment Awards

Thursday, December 01, 2011

AGF Emerging Markets Fund wins sixth honour at Canadian Investment Awards13:05 EST Thursday, December 01, 2011TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - AGF Emerging Markets Fund extended its winning streak into its sixth year by being recognized as the top Emerging Markets Equity Fund at last night's 17th annual Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards.AGF Emerging Markets Fund, the largest in Canada with over $1.7 billion in assets as at October 31, 2011, has been described as "the standard-bearer for its asset class" and has one of the longest track records in the emerging markets sector. The fund is managed by AGF's Global Equity team and Patricia Perez-Coutts, recently described in a Morningstar article as a "leading emerging markets specialist."The seven-member team of portfolio managers and analysts hails from four different continents and speaks a total of 10 languages. They have all had experience living or working in an emerging market country."We are pleased to see Patricia and her team once again receive recognition in this category," said Martin Hubbes, AGF's Executive Vice-President, Investments and Chief Investment Officer. "The award reflects their unwavering commitment to excellence in money management in all market environments.""This award-winning fund is a good choice for investors seeking diversification and exposure to emerging markets growth and rounds out our strong product line-up," said Gordon Forrester, Executive Vice-President, Product and Marketing and Head of Retail.About Morningstar® Canadian Investment AwardsThe awards recognize superior leadership in the investment industry and represent Canada's wide range of investment products, including mutual funds, pooled funds, and hedge funds. Additional awards recognize outstanding individual managers, career achievement, technology, discount brokerage, and marketing. The awards were determined by panels of industry experts. The focus was on long-term track records, as opposed to simply awarding the best performers over the past year.About AGF Management LimitedAGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier independent investment solutions 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 approximately $47 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.For further information: For media inquiries, contact AGF Public Relations & Public Affairs: Liana Krmpotic, Assistant, Public Relations and Public Affairs, 416 367-1900 ext. 2112  Amanda Marchment, Manager, Public Relations & Public Affairs, 416 865-4160