​March 1, 2017

​Université de Montréal and SSQ Financial Group Announce Partnership

Effective immediately, all Université of Montréal alumni have access to individual insurance and investment products offered by SSQ Financial Group. The objective of this agreement, which was signed earlier this year, is to optimize the service offer to graduates.

 Mr. Jean-François Chalifoux, CEO of SSQ Financial Group and Mr. Raymond Lalande, Vice-Rector of alumni relations, partnerships and philanthropy of the Université de Montréal, at the official agreement signing ceremony on January 25, 2017.

Raymond Lalande, Vice-Rector of alumni relations, partnerships and philanthropy, is pleased with this new collaboration, remarking: "On behalf of its 375,000 graduates, the Université de Montréal is very happy to welcome SSQ Financial Group as one of its partners. This partnership is a testament to how dynamic our respective teams are and reflects the university's commitment to securing quality services for its students after graduation."

This agreement will give UdeM graduates access to life, loan, critical illness, health care, dental, disability and accident insurance as well as to investment products.

"Through its association with the Université de Montréal, SSQ will offer graduates a comprehensive range of products adapted to their needs. I want to thank the university management for their trust and I'm convinced that our collaboration will be a significant asset to both institutions," declared Jean-François Chalifoux, CEO of SSQ Financial Group. "By extending this offer to all alumni, SSQ is carving out a place in the affinity products market, thereby contributing to the development of the company's brand."

About Université de Montréal Alumni

After their studies, UdeM graduates are encouraged to keep their ties with their alma mater. They are given access to professional development activities, meeting opportunities and services. UdeM alumni count 375,000 individuals.

About SSQ Financial Group

With $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada. The Group serves over 3 million customers and employs 2,000 individuals. SSQ Financial Group is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry and excellence and expertise in the investment sector. SSQ Financial Group has also made its mark through sustained growth in the general insurance and individual insurance markets.