December 2014

Universitas - One Billion Dollars in Assets Under Management

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Universitas and the achievement of an important milestone: the crossing of the threshold of $1 billion in assets under management. The organization has assumed a pioneering role by being the first and only Quebec-based foundation promoting education savings in Quebec.


SecuriGlobe joins La Capitale

SecuriGlobe, one of the leading travel insurance distributors in Canada for the last 15 years, joins La Capitale following the completion of a transaction on June 6 whereby all of its Canadian activities are transferred to La Capitale.


La Capitale achieves the LEED®-NC GOLD level of certification for its head office expansion

La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has achieved LEED® Gold certification for the expansion of its head office, located at 625 Saint-Amable St. on Quebec City's Parliament Hill. La Capitale is the first − and, currently, the only – property owner in Quebec City to have two LEED® Gold certified buildings. LEED® certification is achieved through independent review of design, construction, operation and maintenance practices, and it is recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).


3Macs and Desjardins Securities announce acquisition completion

Following their agreement announcement on June 18, 2014, 3Macs has completed their acquisition of three Ontario branches of Desjardins Securities. The two firms will continue to work together to grow their businesses.


Second International Summit of Cooperatives kicks off today in Quebec City

The second International Summit of Cooperatives officially opens today in Quebec City. Over 3,000 participants from 93 countries will gather from October 6 to 9 to discuss the main challenges facing cooperatives. The Summit will attract internationally renowned speakers, including a Nobel Prize winner and numerous key figures from the political and economic spheres, around the common theme of "Cooperatives' Power of Innovation". This prestigious international gathering is a joint initiative of Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance.


Industrial Alliance Joins the Allianz Global Benefits Network - Important Group Insurance Partnership

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services has just signed a partnership agreement with Allianz Global Benefits, a world-leading employee benefits network. This new partnership will allow Industrial Alliance to bring Allianz Global Benefits' expertise on stand-alone and captive fronting to its clients.