IGM Financial

Title: IGM Financial
Category: Finance
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Added on: Nov 26, 2011
IGM Financial is a leading financial service company in Canada, offering a variety of managed asset solutions. IGM Financial runs three companies – Investors Group Inc., Investment Planning Counsel, and Mackenzie Financial Corporation. Investors Group specializes in personal financial solutions and aims to build long-term consultant and client relationships. The main competitors of IGM Financial are Canada Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, CI Financial, and AGF Management.

Established in 1926, the company undertook a number of acquisitions since its creation. In 2008, for example, it acquired Saxon Finl Inc., and in 2006, it acquired a portfolio of industrial and commercial buildings from History Hill Group.

Today, the company offers a wide selection of services, including estate, retirement, tax, and investment planning and financial planning advice. In addition, Investors Group features mortgage, banking, insurance, and securities products as well as investment management. The company features a variety of living benefits and life insurance products through its partners Great-West Life, Sun Life, Manulife, and Canada Life. Investors Group offers mortgage services as well, ensuring that mortgage loans are an integral part of the clients’ financial plans. This aims to simplify the whole mortgage process. Finally, the company offers a variety of day-to-day banking services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, and special accounts, along with borrowing solutions. These include registered retirement savings plan loans, investment loans, and personal loans, along with creditors insurance.

Founded in 1996, the Investment Planning Counsel takes pride in being one of the largest distributors of financial advice, services, and products in Canada. It delivers client-focused advice, helping clients achieve their financial objectives. The Mackenzie Financial Corporation was established in 1967 and is a premier investment management company, offering investment services and advisory in North America. The company has developed a sub-branching strategy, including Universal, Sentinel, Maxxum, Ivy, and others. It offers managed product investment and asset allocation solutions through its Symmetry and Keystone brands.

Each of the three companies has identical government structures, Committee and Board mandates, practices and processes as IGM Financial, and the Board monitors the extent to which the government structures, mandates, practices, and processes have been implemented by the company’s subsidiaries.
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