TORONTO, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Questrade Financial Group has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. This year, the company was also honored with an exclusive gold standard for achieving four successive years as an award winner.
Edward Kholodenko, President and CEO of Questrade says: "This gold standard award recognizes the dedication and contribution of every member of the Questrade team. Our company wide focus is to deliver excellence to Canadian investors in every aspect. I am honoured to work with such a talented group of individuals and accept this award on their behalf."
To celebrate the gold standard award, and to find out what inspires and motivates a team dedicated to its clients, Questrade went behind the scenes with an employee tell-all video. The result? A story that speaks to team work, energy, and some interesting insight into work/life balance.
"We don't set out to win Best Managed. We set out to deliver ground-breaking and useful financial services to Canadians. The best way to achieve that goal is to bring the most talented people on board. This seems to be the formula for being Best Managed: client focus plus teamwork equals a great company," says Kris Tierney, Chief People Officer.
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 facilitate growth. Behind the scenes was filmed and produced on site in Toronto and features the personal stories and opinions of Questrade employees.
About Questrade Financial Group Inc.:
Questrade Financial Group Inc. ("QFG") and its affiliated companies provide financial products and services to Canadians including securities, foreign currency, investment and wealth management. In 2014, Questrade's CEO was named as EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Ontario) in the services category, and since 2011, Questrade has been ranked one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. Questrade Financial Group is headquartered in Toronto.
About Questrade Wealth Management:
Questrade Wealth Management Inc. ("QWM") manages and administers Questrade ETFs and provides professional investment management services through Portfolio IQ. QWM is an investment fund manager and portfolio manager. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
QWM is a wholly owned subsidiary of QFG.
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, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
SOURCE Questrade Inc.
Video with caption: "Questrade is honoured to be a Gold Standard Best Managed Company, a result of having won the award for Best Managed Company for four consecutive years. To celebrate, we went behind the scenes to see what motivates and inspires Questraders. What did we find? Watch to find out.". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkeZOS7dDIE&feature=youtu.be
For further information: please contact: Lynn Suderman, Director, Communications, Tel: 416.705.5476