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Blake Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD, CFA

Blake C. Goldring is the Executive Chairman of AGF Management Limited (AGF). He first joined the firm in 1987 and held a series of senior positions before being appointed President in 1997, CEO in 2000, and CEO and Chairman in 2006. In December, 2018, Goldring was succeeded as CEO by Kevin McCreadie and assumed the role of Executive Chairman. Under his leadership, AGF has diversified its business, evolving into an independent and globally diverse asset management firm whose companies deliver excellence in investing in the public and private markets through three distinct business lines: AGF Investments, AGF Private Capital and AGF Private Wealth.

As Executive Chairman of AGF, Goldring provides guidance and counsel to the CEO in setting the mission, vision and strategic direction for the firm. He also provides counsel to AGF’s Executive Management Team and plays a key role supporting the firm’s strategic relationships. At the same time, he provides leadership to AGF’s Board of Directors in carrying out its collective responsibilities to supervise the management of the business and affairs of the company.

Goldring sits on a number of private company and not-for-profit boards, including the C.D. Howe Institute, the Lawrence Centre for Public Policy and Management, and Libraries and Archives Canada Foundation. He is also the founder and Chair of Canada Company, a non-partisan charity devoted to supporting Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.

Goldring has received numerous honours in recognition of his personal and professional achievements, including being named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2018 and receiving honorary degrees from Victoria University at the University of Toronto and the Royal Military College.

Goldring holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He is also a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, a CFA® charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Blake Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD, CFA

Blake Goldring

Executive Chairman, AGF Management Ltd

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