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Toronto-based AGF Management Ltd. has expanded its quantitative investment platform, AGFiQ Asset Management (AGFiQ), which is responsible or managing AGF’s first suite of ETFs, to the U.S.

A team of investment professionals, including those from AGF and its affiliates, London, Ont.-based Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and Boston-based FFCM LLC, run the management of the AGFiQ platform.

AGFiQ, which was launched in Canada late January, aims to tailor product ideas in response to “specific client needs and outcomes,” the firm’s statement says.

Since acquiring a majority stake in FFCM in 2015, AGF has brought the ETF asset-management firm into its larger fold, the firm says, adding that the partnership paved the way for the development of AGFiQ.

“The addition of the team at FFCM has deepened AGF’s platform from which to develop investment products, including ETFs, designed in an effort to manage volatility and deliver more consistent, repeatable results,” says Blake Goldring, chairman and CEO at AGF, in a statement.

In January, AGF debuted seven actively managed ETFs, which focus on factor-driven investing, to the Canadian market.

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