LeBlanc launches The FCT Blog to build on FCT's legacy of innovation,
expertise and customer service
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Hon. William G. Davis, P.C.,
C.C., Q.C., Chair of the Board of FCT Insurance Company Ltd. and Ken
DeGiorgio, Executive Vice President, First American Financial
Corporation are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael LeBlanc
as FCT's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Agent for First American
Title Insurance Company in Canada.
"FCT has a proven track record of providing innovative risk management
solutions in the real estate and financial marketplace. FCT will
continue to introduce new solutions to reduce financial risks that
build on our core commitment to our customers that they will experience
excellence," said LeBlanc.
"As part of this commitment, I am excited to be launching "The FCT Blog"
which will examine market trends and important issues, answer industry
questions and provide access to the in-house team of experts at FCT. I
intend to provide a regular blog so readers will have a direct link to
me, as well as the opportunity to make comments or raise questions
important to them."
The FCT Blog is available at www.fct.ca/blog. The FCT Blog will be the first blog in Canada to deal exclusively with
the title insurance industry. In order to provide those in the
French-speaking provinces content geared specifically toward their
issues, FCT will also be launching a French version of The FCT Blog in
Michael has served as FCT's Chief Operating Officer since 2010. Michael
joined FCT in 1994 as its Atlantic Regional Director. Prior to joining
FCT, Michael practised law in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as a partner with
the law firm of Boyne Clarke. Michael has an extensive legal background
in real-estate-related matters, appearing before the Supreme Court on
both commercial and other civil matters.
Michael holds a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. He was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1978 and is a member of
the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Michael has been a regular speaker
at industry conferences and events focusing on title insurance and how
it relates to real estate issues. Michael serves as a member of the
Board of Directors of FCT Insurance Company Ltd., and chairs the Board
of Directors for the FCT Charitable Foundation. He is also a past Chair
of Skate Oakville.
Through offices in major Canadian cities, FCT offers a full range of
risk management solutions from residential and commercial title
insurance to title processing; debt recovery and valuation services to
document processing. The services company does not provide insurance
Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville,
Ontario and has over 800 employees across the country. The group
provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other
real-estate-related products and services to approximately 300 lenders,
24,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as
real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide. For more
information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca. FCT has been recognized as one of the 50 most engaged workplaces in
Canada in 2012 by Achievers.
†The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd. which
provides title and valuation insurance, with the exception of
commercial title policies, which are provided by the Canadian branch of
First American Title Insurance Company. Services are provided by First
Canadian Title Company Limited.
SOURCE: First Canadian Title
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