Investment magnate and philanthropist C. Warren Goldring was the co-founder and honorary chair of AGF Management Ltd., one of Canada's premier investment management companies. A pioneer in the Canadian mutual fund industry, he pursued a long and distinguished career as a portfolio manager and influential builder in the investment management business. Prior to co-founding AGF, he spent 16 years at the brokerage firm Fry & Co., and started his career at Sun Life Assurance Company.
Goldring served as a president of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and as a member of the Granite Club, National Club, Empire Club, Rosedale Club, and Ticker Club. He was a member of the Attorney General's Committee on Securities Legislation in 1965, which paved the way for the securities regulations we have today. He also served as the president of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada from 1974 to 1976.
In the community, he served as: chair of the University College Committee, University of Toronto; supporter of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington and The C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on Canada-US Relations; member of the board of governors, Council for Canadian Unity; and director of Operation Dialogue, a charitable organization designed to inspire passionate discussion among Canadians about what it means to be Canadian.
For his myriad accomplishments, he received the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II as well as the Career Achievement Award from the Canadian Investment Awards, and was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.