Blake Goldring is a Canadian entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of AGF Management Limited, a premier, independent Canadian investment management firm. He leads the growth of AGF’s business,which today manages over billions in assets globally.
Blake received his Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in France. Blake worked at a major Canadian bank upon the completion of his degrees. He is an active member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Blake holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Blake began at AGF in 1987 and was tasked with managing the firm’s growing Japanese and Asian portfolios. He also worked to establish the Irish branch of AGF International Advisors Company Limited. Today, AGF has expanded its international portfolio to include operations in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Blake’s hard work and leadership have enabled him to hold a number of senior positions at AGF, including Vice President for Eastern Canada and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2006, Blake was named Chairman of AGF. Blake has lead AGF in fulfilling many goals over the years including, selling and acquiring new businesses, recruiting top management executives and refocusing the firm’s investment management strategy.
Outside of the financial world, Blake is the Founder and Chairman of Canada Company, a charitable, non-partisan organization that promotes and facilitates communication and collaboration between the Canadian military and Canada’s business and community leaders. Canada Company strives to ensure servicemen and women receive the support and recognition they deserve in their work both at home and abroad.
Blake’s unwavering support of Canada’s military men and woman has earned him recognition from both the military and the community at large. In 2011, Blake was named the first Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army. In recognition of his dedication to strengthening the bridge between the Canadian Armed Force and Canadian society, the CDA Institute awarded him the 2014 VIMY Award.