Guy Cormier acknowledges that Desjardins Group has been less active in acquisitions since he became CEO 1.5 years ago. 2018 should be a different story. The cooperative has started to make some major moves, notably the sale of Western Financial, the launch of its virtual bank and fintech investment in partnership with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. “Our organic growth was 7 per cent to 10 per cent depending on the business line.
As the Desjardins Insurance brand is poised to replace State Farm outside Quebec, Guy Cormier has announced lofty ambitions for Desjardins Group in property and casualty insurance and beyond. The Insurance and Investment Journal interviewed Cormier, Desjardins Group’s president & CEO, the day after the brand transition was announced on Nov. 21. Denis Dubois, president of Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG), also participated in the conversation.
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao has decided to define what it means to be a general insurance broker in the province. Those who wish to call themselves brokers will have to offer their clients products from at least four different insurers that do not belong to the same financial group. This decision comes at a time when the Quebec industry is debating the definition of brokerage.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".