Desjardins partners with the Conseil des professionnels en services financiers to train its mutual fund representatives

LÉVIS, QC, June 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group and the Conseil des professionnels en services financiers (CDPSF), an association of financial services professionals, have announced a partnership starting July 4, through which the CDPSF will be providing ongoing training services adapted to the needs of Desjardins caisse network mutual fund representatives in Quebec and Ontario.

"Our representatives' training is a measure not just of high-quality service delivery, but also of greater customer satisfaction in the area of wealth protection and accumulation," said Chantale Picard, Vice-President of Sales and Distribution, Caisse Network and Member and Client Services for Desjardins Group. "This partnership also reinforces our commitment to our professionals and to the continuing education requirements that make Quebec a Canadian leader in financial sector regulation."

"Desjardins Group's initiative is an undeniable show of confidence in the CDPSF and our ability to contribute to professional development and industry outreach," said Mario Grégoire, President and CEO of the CDPSF. "Moreover, the CDPSF is proud to help decrease regulatory costs for the profession."

About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets close to $268 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Counted among the world's strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.

About the Conseil des professionnels en services financiers
The Conseil des professionnels en services financiers (CDPSF) is a key unifying organization for financial services professionals. It plays an advisory role and promotes the interests of professionals while building trust and solidarity in the industry. For more information:


SOURCE Desjardins Group

For further information: (media inquiries only): Valérie Lamarre, Public Relations, Desjardins Group, 514-281-7275 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 5557275,; Mario Grégoire, President and CEO, Conseil des professionnels en services financiers, 514-402-9909,


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