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AGF introduces three liquid alt funds

By The IJ Staff | October 07 2019 04:30PM

AGF announced on Oct. 7 the launch of three liquid alternative funds in Canada.

They are AGFiQ US Market Neutral Anti-Beta CAD-Hedged ETF (QBTL), AGFiQ US Long/Short Dividend Income CAD-Hedged ETF (QUDV) and AGFiQ US Long/Short Dividend Income CAD-Hedged Fund.

QBTL and QUDV each closed their initial offering of units and have begun trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

“We believe alternative investments are fundamental building blocks for well-constructed portfolios, helping investors diversify their sources of risk and returns, contributing to lower volatility and opportunities for better long-term risk-adjusted returns,” said Florence Narine, Senior Vice-President and Head of Product, AGF Investments Inc. “Leveraging the unique strengths of AGFiQ, AGF’s quantitative investment team, these offerings build on AGF’s long history of managing long/short, market-neutral and derivative-based strategies in liquid investment vehicles in the U.S.”

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