Standard Life (Canada)

Manulife Canada Parent company
Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada
Subsidiary of (Manulife)
IndustryFinancial services
Founded1833
Defunct2016
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
Charles Guay (President & CEO)
ProductsInsurance
Number of employees
2,000
ParentManulife
Websitehttps://www.manulife.ca/for-you/sl-transition.html

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada (also known as Standard Life) was an investment, retirement and financial protection company and is now part of Manulife Financial.[1]

History

Standard Life first established a presence in Canada through John George Irvine, who took an agency in Quebec in 1834.[2] Spencer Campbell Thomson, son of the manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, visited Canada in 1882 and approved a new Canadian head office in St James Street.[3]

On January 30, 2015, the Canadian operations of Standard Life plc joined Manulife.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Manulife acquisition of Standard Life wins strong market support | Financial Post". January 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Moss, Michael S. (2000). Standard Life, 1825-2000 : the building of Europe's largest mutual life company. Mainstream Pub. p. 38. ISBN 1-84018-290-3. OCLC 43376705.
  3. ^ Moss 2000, p.128