Immediately, Canada Life is ready to handle most Canadians’ wants by means 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 consists of near 2,700 advisors licensed by means of Quadrus Investments.
As purchasers’ wants develop extra refined and advisors search to maneuver upmarket, the IPC model additionally brings speedy credibility to the high-net-worth market on the IIROC aspect. 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.
“Significantly in gentle of among the regulatory modifications that we’re seeing with the brand new SRO, we predict the successful wealth administration platform will probably be technology-led,” Moncrieff says. In asserting the acquisition, Canada Life mentioned it can 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 progress for IPC President and CEO Blaine Shewchuk and its founder, Chris Reynolds, who will each proceed to play a particularly distinguished function within the group. Within the assertion asserting the deal, Shewchuk highlighted how having elevated entry to capital would “assist [IPC’s] potential to draw new advisors, present revolutionary portfolio options, and proceed to spend money on serving to advisors higher serve their purchasers.”