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Desjardins’ acquisition of Western Financial caused ‘headaches’ for brokers: Baker

April 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If Trimont Financial Ltd. acquires Western Financial Group, Desjardins Group officials will have “more time to focus on further integrating State Farm,” MSA Research Inc. suggested in a recent report released Tuesday. “Slowly but surely, the complexion of the industry

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Patrick Bieleny appointed president and CEO of Western Financial Group

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Western Financial Group and its board of directors announced on Wednesday that Patrick Bieleny has been appointed as the organization’s president and chief executive officer. Bieleny (pictured left) succeeds Paul Taylor, who retired on July 4, Western Financial Group said

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Just 47% of corporations have cyber security strategy to combat employee blackmail, bribes to gain access to corporate information: report

July 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The lion’s share of surveyed IT decision-makers at large multinational corporations may be aware that employees are being employed to gain access to information, but about half of respondents do not have a cyber security strategy to prevent such behaviour.