IFIC conference to explore impact of global trends

IE Staff Related news Earnings increase for IGM in Q3 Net income stable for CI in Q2 The one-day conference, networking and information event will be held on October 9 at in Toronto. IFIC board chairman Glen Gowland, managing director & head, Canadian wealth management advisory, Bank of Scotia, will set the themes for the day and share new research from the Conference Board of Canada on the industry’s economic contributions. A panel of industry leaders will give conference participants an insider’s perspective on what is top of mind for some of the industry’s CEOs. The panelists will draw on their extensive experiences to discuss competitive challenges, international operations, global trends and opportunities, and what they expect the industry to look like in ten years. Senior executives from international fund associations in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States will talk about recent regulatory and market-generated changes in their jurisdictions that are being watched by Canada’s regulators. Afternoon sessions will examine trends in extraterritorial initiatives, how firms should be readying themselves to deal with increasing foreign reporting, and hear how overseas firms are meeting worldwide market challenges with new products. These sessions will draw together the industry’s most senior leaders and representatives for important discussions exploring the way forward for the fund industry and investors. Executives from every facet of the industry — investment fund CEOs, presidents, SVPs, directors and managers, mutual fund dealers, financial planners and advisors, compliance officers, suppliers and affiliates, and staff of national organizations and regulatory agencies — are expected to attend this year’s event. A conference agenda and registration information is available here. International experts and Canadian industry leaders will provide their insights at the upcoming Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) annual leadership conference. This year’s conference theme “Global Trends – Canadian Perspectives” recognizes the growing impact that developments in foreign jurisdictions are having on Canada’s investment funds industry. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Conferences,  Investment fundsCompanies Investment Funds Institute of Canada Fund industry weathers stock market storm Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

Great-West Lifeco to expand in Ireland

first_img Sun Life Financial buying Pinnacle Care International Keywords Life insurance industryCompanies Great-West Lifeco Inc. Cliffs of Ireland upthebanner/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Invesco currently has over 125 employees and manages the corporate pension plans of over 275 large corporations in Ireland, along with over 500 small- and medium-sized companies.Invesco will continue to operate as an independent consultancy firm under its existing brand and with the same management team.“Irish Life is the leading provider of life insurance, pensions and investments in Ireland and we are pleased to extend our position further with this strategic investment in Invesco,” says Paul Mahon, president and CEO of Great-West Lifeco, in a statement.The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, and is set for completion in the third quarter of 2018.The transaction is expected to be earnings accretive, although not material to Great-West Lifeco’s financial results. Related news Winnipeg-based Great-West Lifeco Inc. (GWL) announced on Friday that its subsidiary, Irish Life Group Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a strategic holding in Invesco Ltd. (Ireland).Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Leah Golob Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves Manulife, Sun Life report modest impact from Hong Kong turmoil Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more