Corporate

Key developments

  1. 1969

    Gilles Blondeau & Compagnie an actuarial consulting firm, was created.

  2. 1971

    L’Assurance-vie du St-Laurent was acquired and transformed into a reinsurance business. It will become St-Laurent, Compagnie de Réassurance, and OPTIMUM REASSURANCE INC.

  3. 1975

    La Solidarité, Compagnie d’Assurances sur la Vie, with its head office in Paris, was acquired. Its name changed a first time for Vie Optimum and later on for OPTIMUM VIE S.A.

  4. 1976

    Société Nationale d’Assurance inc. was acquired and will become OPTIMUM INSURANCE COMPANY INC.

  5. 1978

    The holding that would become the parent company of OPTIMUM GROUP INC. was created from a corporate standpoint.

  6. 1981

    Publicité Synergie Inc. was created. Its name changed a first time for Synergie Informatique inc. and later on for OPTIMUM INFORMATIQUE INC.

  7. 1982 - 2018

    Acquisition of several portfolios in reinsurance, asset management and actuarial consulting as well as real estate assets in Canada, the United States and in France.

  8. 1983

    The property and casualty insurance business, British Columbia Insurance Company, was acquired. Its name changed later on for OPTIMUM WEST INSURANCE COMPANY INC.

  9. 1985

    Les Conseillers financiers du St-Laurent Inc. was created and will become OPTIMUM ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.

    The Ontario business, The Northern Frontier General Insurance Company, was acquired. Its name changed later on for National Frontier Insurance Company which merged afterwards with OPTIMUM INSURANCE COMPANY INC.

  10. 1987

    The American business, Scor Re Life Insurance Company, was acquired and will become OPTIMUM RE INSURANCE COMPANY.

  11. 1990

    Gore Générale, Compagnie d’Assurance inc. was acquired and merged with Société Nationale d’Assurance inc.

  12. 1994

    Les Clairvoyants, Compagnie d’Assurance Générale inc. was acquired and merged with Société Nationale d’Assurance inc.

  13. 1995

    Union Québécoise, Compagnie d’Assurances Générales inc. was acquired. Its name changed later on for OPTIMUM FARM INSURANCE INC.

  14. 2018

    The business of Les Conseillers en Valeurs Razorbill inc. is acquired and integrated to OPTIMUM ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.

  15. 2019

    The business of Hillswick Asset Management based in Connecticut is acquired by the new American subsidiary OPTIMUM QUANTVEST CORPORATION.

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