TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Questrade is a winner of Canada's Best
Managed Companies award. This prestigious national award recognizes
best-in-class management practices. Questrade won the Best Managed
Companies award in 2011 and became a requalified member in 2012.
Edward Kholodenko, President and CEO of Questrade said: "This award
acknowledges the passion and dedication of everyone at our firm. We
strive to provide innovative products and services to our clients.
This award confirms that we are on the right track."
Canada's Best Managed Companies recognizes Canadian companies that have
implemented world-class business practices and created value in
innovative ways, including: new technologies, globalization, brand
management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies,
designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to
"Today's market place is not just about the investment in the product or
service; it is also about the investment in the people. Questrade
invests in their team to build up a strong and sustainable company.
Canada's Best Managed Companies carries this attribute and we are
pleased to say Questrade is one of this year's recipients." John
Hughes, national leader for Canada's Best Managed Companies program and
leader of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte.
Since 1999, Questrade has transformed brokerage services by delivering
outstanding client service, investment products and trading technology.
Questrade is the first broker to offer dual currency accounts. The
first to offer gold bullion trading. And the only broker to rebate
mutual fund trailer fees.
Kholodenko says: "At Questrade we are committed to providing Canadians
with innovative brokerage services at an incredible value. In 2013
Questrade will continue to astound. The launch of commission-free ETF
buys in February was the first of several exciting announcements to
Questrade Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.
Questrade Inc., headquartered in Toronto, provides Canadians with
high-speed, direct access trading in the U.S. and Canadian stock and
options markets through its IQ trading platforms, as well as forex
trading. Since 1999, the company has led the industry in delivering
outstanding service, exclusive products and services, and competitive
pricing. This commitment to innovation has appealed to independent
investors, and for the past two years, the company has ranked as
Canada's fastest growing online brokerage. In February, 2012, Questrade
also earned the designation as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence
for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10
million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds
of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a
rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills
and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed
winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified
member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two
additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining
their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their
commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the
designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject
to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member
(winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six
consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post,
and Queen's School of Business. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca. Visit the online community for private companies the Best Managed
channel on FP Executive: www.financialpost.com/bestmanag
SOURCE: Questrade Inc.
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