Stephen Duench

Stephen Duench, CFA®

Vice-President and Portfolio Manager

AGF Investments Inc.

As Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Stephen Duench is a key contributor to AGF’s quantitative investment platform, AGFiQ. AGFiQ’s team approach is grounded in the belief that investment outcomes can be improved by assessing and targeting the factors that drive market returns. Stephen is the lead Portfolio Manager of the AGFiQ Dividend Income Fund and AGF Canadian Large Cap Dividend Fund and is central to the creation and support of AGFiQ’s portfolio management tools, analysis and applications across both Canadian and global mandates. He began his career with AGF as part of the Highstreet Investment Management* team. Stephen earned an Honours degree in Financial Mathematics from Wilfred Laurier University and is a CFA® charterholder. *Highstreet Asset Management Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGF Investments Inc.

Recent Articles from this contributor
post image What’s the Big Deal with Big Data

What’s the Big Deal with Big Data

Stephen Duench explains the evolution of data sets and how they are being incorporated into the investment process.

post image Why momentum may lose its steam

Why momentum may lose its steam

The momentum factor has been a great trade so far this year. Stephen Duench discusses what’s potentially next for investors.

post image Mindful about momentum

Mindful about momentum

Why today’s winning stocks may end up being tomorrow’s losers

post image The ins and outs of past yield curve inversions and stock performance

The ins and outs of past yield curve inversions and stock performance

An inverted yield curve is usually a bad sign for the economy, but maybe not so much when it comes to stock markets.

post image Valuation Spreads: Third time’s a charm?

Valuation Spreads: Third time’s a charm?

Current valuation spreads may be predictive of a year of positive market returns.

post image Seeking attractive dividend growers of the future, not the past

Seeking attractive dividend growers of the future, not the past

Making the decision to add more dividend growth to a portfolio may not be as important as figuring out which companies will actually increase their dividends into the future

post image Factor investing: Is value ready to make a comeback?

Factor investing: Is value ready to make a comeback?

AGFiQ’s Stephen Duench gives his perspective on the value vs. growth underperformance. Can’t view the…