Michael LeBlanc appointed FCT Chief Executive Officer

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 early 2014.

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 products.

About FCT

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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