February 10, 2015

René Hamel Among Quebec's Top 25 Financial Sector Personalities

SSQ Financial Group is proud to announce the nomination of its CEO, René Hamel, to the ranks of the Quebec financial industry's top 25 personalities for 2014. Presented by the Finance et Investissement magazine, this ranking is a reference in the financial industry.

With 2014 marking SSQ Financial Group’s 70th anniversary, this recognition underscores Hamel’s exceptional contribution to the company's success and the impact it has had on the industry. In addition to chairing the board of the Regroupement des assureurs de personnes à charte du Québec (RACQ), Hamel was also appointed chairman of the Centre de développement en assurances et services financiers (CDASF) in the past year.

For SSQ Financial Group, 2014 was without a doubt a year of innovation with the launch of new insurance products, a year of diversification with the addition and alliance of new business sectors, and a year of expansion with the purchase of an office building in Quebec City and the construction of a new office tower in Longueuil. "What I'm most proud of is having maintained steady growth through hard times," said Hamel, once again confirming his visionary leadership, intent on building a strong, modern company.

About SSQ Financial Group

With a business volume of $3 billion and over $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 Company Inc.