Immediately, Canada Life is ready to tackle most Canadians’ wants by way of its catalog of seg funds and mutual funds. IPC will add appreciable energy to the agency’s already-formidable presence on the MFDA platform, which at the moment contains near 2,700 advisors licensed by way of Quadrus Investments.
As purchasers’ wants develop extra subtle and advisors search to maneuver upmarket, the IPC model additionally brings speedy credibility to the high-net-worth market on the IIROC facet. An enormous piece of that comes from the securities, discretionary portfolio administration, and a fee-based providing facilitated through the IPC One built-in digital platform.
“Notably in mild of a number of the regulatory modifications that we’re seeing with the brand new SRO, we predict the profitable wealth administration platform can be technology-led,” Moncrieff says. In asserting the acquisition, Canada Life mentioned it would proceed working its enterprise and IPC’s as separate operations, although the last word purpose is to create a unified platform for advisors and purchasers.
The synergies don’t cease there. With IPC’s capabilities in wealth administration, apply administration, and succession planning, advisors at Canada Life can profit from a greater expertise rising and future-proofing their practices. Canada Life additionally expects its deep experience in life insurance-based property planning will make an actual distinction for some IPC advisors who won’t have as a lot expertise with that.
The acquisition additionally represents a brand new chapter of development for IPC President and CEO Blaine Shewchuk and its founder, Chris Reynolds, who will each proceed to play an especially distinguished function within the group. Within the assertion asserting the deal, Shewchuk highlighted how having elevated entry to capital would “assist [IPC’s] means to draw new advisors, present modern portfolio options, and proceed to put money into serving to advisors higher serve their purchasers.”