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AGF Reports April 2012 Assets Under Management

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

AGF Reports April 2012 Assets Under Management16:52 EDT Wednesday, May 02, 2012TORONTO, May 2, 2012 /CNW/ - AGF Management Limited reported total fee-earning assets under management (AUM) of $45.9 billion as at April 30, 2012. This represents a month-over-month decrease of 2.3%.During the month, AGF's Boston-based subsidiary AGF Investments America Inc. partnered with SEI Trust Company to launch a suite of collective investment trust funds to meet the demand of U.S. retirement funds.AGF also announced the appointment of Christopher Adey as Vice-President of Global Consultant Relations, AGF Investments America Inc. Based out of Boston, Chris will manage AGF's investment consultant relationships and build support for AGF's core products in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia."We continue to expand our institutional product line-up to offer investment solutions that meet the needs of U.S. retirement plans," said Chris Boyle, Senior Vice-President, Institutional for AGF Investments Inc. "We are also pleased to welcome Chris Adey to AGF's institutional team as we work to further develop strong and productive relationships with the consultant community."AUM($ billions)  April 30,2012  April 30,2011% Change  Year-Over- YearMutual Fund$21.3$25.7(17.1)%Retail Pooled Fund0.60.9(33.3)%Total Retail Fund (including retail pooled funds)$21.9$26.6(17.7)%Institutional and Sub-advisory +High-net-worth24.025.7(6.6)%Total AUM $45.9$52.3(12.2)%    Average Daily Retail Fund AUM  $22.0$26.6(17.3)%Retail Fund AUM by Category (including retail pooled funds)  ($ billions)  April 30,2012  April 30,2011% Change  Year-Over- YearDomestic Equity Funds$8.2$9.4(12.8)%U.S. and International Equity Funds5.97.3(19.2)%Domestic Balanced Funds2.92.045.0%U.S. and International Balanced Funds0.60.3100.0%Domestic Fixed Income Funds3.02.87.1%U.S. and International Fixed Income Funds1.00.825.0%Domestic Money Market0.30.3-Acuity Retail Funds (including retail pooled funds)1-3.7n/mTotal Retail Fund AUM$21.9$26.6 (1) Reporting for Acuity Retail Fund AUM was integrated in May 2011.About AGF Management LimitedAGF 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. In addition, AGF Trust is a complementary business that offers GICs, loans and mortgages through the financial advisor and mortgage broker channels. With approximately $46 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.Caution Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis release includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as 'expects,' 'anticipates,' 'intends,' 'plans,' 'believes' or negative versions thereof and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as 'may,' 'will,' 'should,' 'would' and 'could.' Forward-looking statements are based on certain factors and assumptions, including expected growth, results of operations, economic factors, business prospects, business performance and opportunities. While the company considers these factors and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual events and results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements due to, but not limited to, important risk factors such as level of assets under management, volume of sales and redemptions of investment products, performance of investment funds and of investment managers and advisors, competitive fee levels for investment management products and administration, and competitive dealer compensation levels, size and default experience on the company's loan portfolio and cost efficiency in loan operations and investment management operations, as well as interest and foreign-exchange rates, taxation, changes in government regulations, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, and the company's ability to complete strategic transactions and integrate acquisitions. The company cautions that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors carefully and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are given only as at the date of this release and other than specifically required by applicable laws, the company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Additional risks and uncertainties can be found in our MD&A for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2011 under the headings "Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors and Management of Risk" and in our other filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.  For further information: AGF Management Limited shareholders and analysts, please contact: Robert J. Bogart, CPA Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer 416-865-4264, bob.bogart@agf.com Michael Clabby Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development 416-815-6275, michael.clabby@agf.com