A Rich History

Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. - Brandon has a storied history, both locally and nationally.  Our office today was shaped by a 2012 acquisition of MGI Financial (formerly Rice Financial) by Desjardins Group.  Rice Financial was founded in Brandon by Tom Rice in 1968, and our office has remained its flagship location ever since.  Since 1968 it has grown from a one-man operation in Brandon to encompass a network of over 100 corporate & independent locations across Canada.

In addition to our rich Brandon history, we now enjoy being a part of a Canadian success story. Since December 2012 we've been able to boast about being a part of the Desjardins story. Desjardins' origins date back over a century, when the co-operative & credit union organizational structure (so prevalent in the prairies today) wasn't even heard of. It was the first co-operative financial institution in North America, founded by Alphonse Desjardins in Lévis, Quebec in 1900, and the origin of the credit union business model we see all around us today.

From humble beginnings, Desjardins Group has grown to become Canada's 6th largest deposit-taking institution1, with $248 billion in assets2 and over 47,000 employees.2 Desjardins Group was ranked first in North America, ahead of all Canadian banks, in Bloomberg's World's 20 Strongest Banks in 2015.2

1 As of January 1, 2015.
2 As of December 31, 2015.

Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. (DFS Investments) is a corporate body separate and apart from Desjardins Insurance1.

DFS Investments is a mutual fund dealer registered in every Canadian province and territory and an exempt market dealer registered in Quebec. It is also registered in every Canadian province and territory for the distribution of insurance products. DFS Investments' advisors may be qualified to provide advice on mutual funds, exempt market products and other investments products, among other things.

In Québec, DFS Investments is also registered as a restricted dealer, a group insurance of persons and a financial planning firm.

Unless otherwise indicated, investments in products distributed by DFS Investments are not insured, in whole or in part, by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by another public deposit insurance fund, as the case may be, nor are they guaranteed, in whole or in part, by Desjardins Insurance1, and their value is subject to market fluctuations.

Mutual Funds are provided through Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Except for segregated funds in self-directed accounts which are offered through DFS Investments.  Life and Health Insurance products are provided through Desjardins Independent Network Insurance Agency.   Desjardins Independent Network Insurance Agency is a business name of Desjardins Independent Network Insurance Inc. which also operates in BC under the assumed name Desjardins Independent Network Insurance Agency Inc. 

1 Desjardins Insurance refers to Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, a provider of life and health insurance and retirement savings products.

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