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Great-West CEO mulls bringing firm’s three units under one brand

John Hamilton will continue to lead Financial Horizons and the existing management team will remain in place

The MGA has been preparing for Simone’s pending retirement by bringing on Larry Goldberg as COO in 2016 and expanding the responsibilities of other executives

Financial Horizons acquires Estate Financial

New Brunswick-based MGA Estate Financial has more than 200 brokers who serve clients in five provinces

The Saskatoon-based firm’s second purchase of an MGA this month is the latest step in the company’s aggressive pursuit of growth, which began in September 2016

Financial Horizons acquires Estate Financial

The agreement helps Financial Horizons brokers gain access to more financial offerings while Pinnacle advisors will benefit from running their insurance business under one brand

Sentinel Regency Group Benefits will provide group benefits insurance offerings to hundreds of independent advisors and their clients

CTI Capital Securities’ new hybrid advice platform targets the mass affluent

Peak Insurance Services will add more than 6,000 clients to its roster as a result of the deal with L.E.S, which provides insurance services to health-care professionals

Financial Horizons Inc. plans to become a full-service financial services institution

Firms increasingly adopting electronic data feeds to track insurance policies

Challenges remain in the quest to create standardized data feeds for insurance applications and in-force policies

The ICBC has set up a quasi “help line” inviting MGAs to call the regulator in cases in which they identify a potential problem with an agent’s conduct