QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SSQ Financial Group is both proud and pleased about the news that
Canadian trade publication Finance et Investissement has awarded the
company's chief executive officer Mr. René Hamel 5th place in Quebec's
financial industry's Top 25.
"I want to share this honour with all of SSQ Financial Group's managers
and employees. If today I am at the head of a financially sound and
healthy company that ranks among Canada's top players in the insurance
and financial services industry, it is because of their support and
dedication," said René Hamel.
René Hamel joined the ranks of SSQ in 1986 and has been CEO since 2008.
He sits on a number of committees and boards of organizations in the
insurance and financial services industry, notably as president of the
Regroupement des assureurs de personnes à charte du Québec (RACQ) and
as the representative for Quebec with the Canadian Life and Health
Insurance Association (CLHIA).
Under his governance, SSQ Financial Group has undergone considerable
growth. The Group has positioned itself as a major player on the
Canadian scene, notably thanks to the acquisition in 2012 of AXA Life
Insurance Inc., which has enabled SSQ to expand its range of products
and services as well as its distribution network. In 2013, the A.M.
Best Company credit rating agency recognized the company's financial
solidity and credit quality with an "A- excellent" rating for the
second year in a row. These indicators confirm the extent to which SSQ
Financial Group's business strategy has been fruitful and underscore
its CEO's vision.
About SSQ Financial Group
With a business volume over $3 billion and nearly $11 billion in assets
under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified
financial institution in Canada.
The Group serves over 1 million clients and provides jobs to nearly
2,000 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 and retirement sector. SSQ
Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance under
the SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. banner and has expanded into the
individual insurance market thanks to its subsidiary, SSQ Insurance
For more information, please visit ssq.ca.
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