Power Financial

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Power Financial Corporation
Traded as TSXPWF
Industry Holding
Founded 1984[1]
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Products Financial services, insurance
$1.9 billion (2016)[2]
AUM $792 billion (2016)[2]
Number of employees
26,800 employees and 13,900 financial advisors (2016)[2]
Website PowerFinancial.com

Founded in 1984, Power Financial Corporation (TSXPWF) is a diversified management and holding company that has interest, directly or indirectly, in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe, through its controlling interests in Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial. Power Financial also has substantial holdings in a diversified group based in Europe, Pargesa Holding SA.[1]

Power Financial, in partnership with its subsidiaries Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial, holds an investment in Portag3, an investment fund dedicated primarily to backing early-stage, technology-driven financial services companies.[2]

Power Financial is a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada.

Corporate governance[edit]

R. Jeffrey Orr was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Financial in 2005. Paul Desmarais, Jr. and André Desmarais are Executive Co-Chairman of the Board[3].

Current members of the board of directors of Power Financial are: Marc A. Bibeau, André Desmarais, Paul Desmarais, Jr., Gary A. Doer, Gérald Frère, Anthony R. Graham, J. David A. Jackson, R. Jeffrey Orr, Louise Roy, Raymond Royer, T. Thimothy Ryan, Jr. and Emöke J.E. Szathmáry[4].

Directors emeritus of the company are: James W. Burns and Michael Pitfield.


  1. ^ "Power Corporation History". 
  2. ^ a b c "Power Financial 2016 Annual Report" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Power Financial Corporation | Senior Management". www.powerfinancial.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Power Financial Corporation | Board of Directors". www.powerfinancial.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 

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