QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - On April 1, 2013, SSQ
Financial Group will proceed with the merger of Corporate Actuarial at
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., SSQ Insurance Company Inc. and SSQ
General Insurance Company Inc. This organizational decision is in
keeping with previous sector mergers that have taken place since 2011.
"For SSQ Financial Group, this reorganization aims to better support our
business sectors in achieving their growth objectives. In this way, we
can optimize project performance and the delivery of shared services",
said Mr. René Hamel, Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Financial Group. In
the wake of this reorganization, Mr. René Hamel is pleased to announce
Ms. France LeBlanc will be appointed Vice-President - Corporate Actuarial. She will report to the Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services, Mr.
Éric Trudel. In her new role, Ms. LeBlanc will be responsible for the
valuation of obligations to insured persons and for monitoring the
current and future financial situation of the Company as well as
product experience and reinsurance. Ms. LeBlanc will also continue to
perform her duties as designated actuary for SSQ General Insurance
Company Inc. Ms. LeBlanc came to SSQ in 1999 and is a Fellow of the
Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and the Casualty Actuarial
Ms. LeBlanc will be able to count on an experienced management team.
Mr. Marcel Gaudet continues as Vice-President - Corporate Actuarial - Individual Insurance. While remaining responsible for corporate actuarial duties for our
Individual Insurance business, he will also act as Strategic Advisor to
Ms. LeBlanc. Mr. Gaudet is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of
Actuaries (FCIA) and the Society of Actuaries (FSA). He has worked for
SSQ Insurance since 1995.
Mr. Thierry Brochu will be appointed Director - Corporate Actuarial - Individual Insurance and Retirement. Mr. Brochu has worked at SSQ since 2010 and will work closely with Mr.
Marcel Gaudet overseeing the corporate actuarial work in individual
insurance business as well as in Investment and Retirement products.
Mr. Luc Martin will be appointed Director - Corporate Actuarial - Life and Health Insurance. He will be responsible for corporate actuarial work for our Life and
Health Insurance sector (group insurance and conversion products) as
well as managing our group reinsurance contracts. Mr. Martin has been
with SSQ since 1994 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of
Actuaries (FCIA) and the Society of Actuaries (FSA).
Mr. Frédéric Saillant will be appointed Director - Corporate Actuarial - General Insurance and Operations
Support. He will oversee corporate actuarial tasks for automobile, home and
business insurance while also supporting operations for the entire
department. Mr. Saillant has been with SSQ since 2002. He is a Fellow
of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and the Casualty
Actuarial Society (FCAS). In addition to being an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), he also holds the title of Chartered Enterprise Risk
And lastly, Mr. Patrice Raby will be appointed Vice-President - Actuarial at SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. He will be in charge of
underwriting and segmentation for all the products of this business
sector. This department also contributes to the development of our
offering and the production of management information related to
products and their profitability. Mr. Raby has worked for SSQ since
2012. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and
of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS).
In closing, Mr. Serge Boiteau will continue to act as designated actuary at SSQ, Life Insurance
Company Inc. Mr. Boiteau is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of
Actuaries (FCIA) and of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).
About SSQ Financial Group
With over $3 billion in annual revenue and over $10 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading
mutual diversified financial institution in Canada.
The Group serves over one million clients and provides jobs to over
1,900 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's
principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance
industry and as an expert in the investment retirement sector. SSQ
Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance (SSQ
General Insurance Company Inc.) and individual insurance with its new
subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.
For more information, please visit ssq.ca.
SOURCE: SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP
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