MD Financial Management and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada Announce Strategic Partnership

MD is the exclusive financial services' partner for FMWC

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ -  MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), a Canadian Medical Association (CMA)–owned financial management organization, and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) today announced a collaborative partnership that makes MD the exclusive financial services' partner of the FMWC.

"We are pleased to partner with the FMWC to assist in their commitment to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians," said Mike Gassewitz, MD's Executive Vice President of Member Solutions. "Supported by more than 45 years of physician-focused experience, we are dedicated to enhancing physicians' financial outcomes. Women physicians have unique financial requirements especially when in private practice and we can assist to help them meet their financial goals."

"We are thrilled to be entering into this relationship with MD," said Dr. Mamta Gautam, President, FMWC. "Our members will benefit from our enhanced professional development offerings, and we look forward to working with MD to promote the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large."

"I am very pleased to see CMA's subsidiary, MD, enter into this new partnership," added Dr. Chris Simpson, President, CMA. "This move aligns with CMA's strategy to take a targeted approach to helping our members care for patients." 

MD focuses on physicians' unique needs, providing comprehensive financial planning, advice and solutions specific to every stage of their career, from medical school to practice and through retirement. In addition, to support women during their medical studies, MD is providing financial assistance to female medical students to attend FMWC's AGM "Women Physicians: Power in Partnership", September 25 to 27, 2015.  

For more information about the MD/ FMWC partnership, contact Alison Forestell at MD or Anaëlle Raffray at the FMWC.

About MD Financial Management

Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD's only business imperative is to enhance physicians' financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests.

MD Financial Management has more than $40 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada's physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit md.cma.ca.

About the Federation of Medical Women of Canada

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is committed to being the voice of women doctors in Canada, across all specialties and provinces.

The FMWC provides women physicians the opportunity to take part in initiatives concerning women's health at local, national and international levels by developing leadership, education, networking, advocacy, mentoring and strategic alliances.

The FMWC has 17 local branches and is a national member of the Medical Women's International Association (MWIA).

SOURCE MD Financial Management Inc.

For further information: Media Contacts: Maria Grant, Manager, External Communications, MD Financial Management, maria.grant@cma.ca, 613 809-0657; Deborah Thompson, DT Communications, deborah@dt-communications.ca, 416 918-9551; Anaëlle Raffray, National Executive Coordinator, Federation of Medical Women of Canada, fmwcmain@fmwc.ca, 1-877-771-3777

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