Mr. Chrispin also assumes the role of President and COO of Desjardins Financial Security
LÉVIS, QC, Oct. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Denis Berthiaume, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Group, is proud to announce the appointment of Gregory Chrispin to the position of Executive Vice-President of Wealth Management and Life and Health insurance. In this capacity, Mr. Chrispin will also assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Financial Security.
Mr. Chrispin joined Desjardins in 2010 and until now had been Vice-President of Investments in charge of all Desjardins Global Asset Management's activities. Under his leadership, this sector has experienced significant growth and today boasts some $80 billion in assets under management.
"Mr. Chrispin's new mandate will be to oversee the development of products and solutions geared to the specialized savings and life and health insurance needs of our members and clients. He will also support the integrated distribution of these products in the caisse network and other networks," explained Denis Berthiaume. The Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance sector plays a key role in growing Desjardins's market share across the country.
Mr. Chrispin began his career in a major Canadian insurance company and has some thirty years of experience in the financial services sector to his credit. The variety of strategic roles he has played in the specialized investment product industry in Canada have shaped his unique expertise and vision in the area of wealth management.
An associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the CFA Institute, Mr. Chrispin sits on several committees of not-for-profit organizations established in Montreal.
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 of more than $260 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.
SOURCE Desjardins Group
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