John Christofilos

John Christofilos

Senior Vice-President, Chief Trading Officer and Investment Management, Operations Strategy

AGF Investments Inc.

John Christofilos leads a team responsible for trading the nearly $38 billion in Assets Under Management across AGF’s Retail, Institutional, High-Net-Worth and ETF portfolios. He is also a member of AGF’s Business Development unit with responsibility for reviewing and leading Capital Markets opportunities and technology advancements. John is a member of The Office of the CIO – a new structure within AGF’s Investment Management team. This leadership structure encourages and further embeds collaboration and active accountability across the Investment Management team and the broader organization. His career has spanned more than 25 years, with experience on both the buy- and sell-side. Before joining AGF in 2014, John served as Managing Director at Canaccord Genuity, leading the firm’s efforts in electronic and program trading. Prior to Canaccord, he worked as Senior Managing Director for E*TRADE Institutional, a full-service financial services firm based in New York City. John is a member of the Canadian and U.S. Securities Traders Associations and sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian ETF Association (CETFA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego, California-based United States International University, where he played Division 1 Hockey.

Recent Articles from this contributor
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Routs, rallies and the current mood of investors

Investor sentiment has run the gamut in recent months. John Christofilos explains the impact to…

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Good riddance, October. Hello, November!

AGF’s John Christofilos gives his perspective on the October that was—a month beset by volatility. However, if history is any indication, November may offer a balm.

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Could the current reefer (stocks) madness be signs of 1999 all over again?

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Double top formation – what comes next?

After fully recovering from a sharp correction, investors are now left to determine what comes…

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The alphabet of Chinese equities

Here’s a breakdown of some of the key Chinese stock categorizations.

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Trading around tariffs

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Noise and robots in the world of trading

High frequency traders and robots have had a growing influence on the industry in recent…

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3 reasons to pick up the phone and trade

Trading can be done with the click of a computer button these days but a quick call to a broker/dealer is still useful from time to time.

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The advantage of timing your trade (not the market)

Timing your next stock purchase to coincide with the most active periods of the trading day can be a worthwhile strategy.

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When only a block trade will do

When liquidity is lacking, a block trade can be the best way to ensure your bigger trades are executed at the price you’re willing to pay.