IGM names president of Québec business unit

Industry veteran given expanded mandate to guide and align operations of multiple business units within the province

IGM names president of Québec business unit

IGM Financial is redoubling its focus on Québec by appointing a new leader to oversee its businesses within the province.

The company has announced Claude Paquin, formerly president of IG Wealth Management in Québec, has been named as president of IGM, Québec.

In his new role, which he assumed in October, Paquin will be part of the company’s senior leadership team and coordinate with IGM’s CEOs to align the strategic direction of IGM, IG Wealth Management (IG), Mackenzie Investments (Mackenzie), and Investment Planning Counsel (IPC) in the province.

He’ll also serve as IGM’s senior representative within Québec, building local awareness and orchestrating synergies for IGM brands to deliver added value for employees, clients, and shareholders.

“We're thrilled to expand Claude's mandate across the IGM family of companies and have him guide our Québec businesses across the province,” IGM Financial President and CEO James O’Sullivan said in a statement. “Claude is an industry leader who is known for his clear, strategic vision and track record of success. He has the experience and expertise to strengthen and grow our Québec operations.”

Since starting his career at IG as an advisor in Manitoba, Paquin has built a record of progressive leadership culminating in his most recent stint as IG’s senior leader in Québec. In 2020, he became a Fellow of the Institut Québécois de planification financière (IQPF), and he has also been recognized with the Career Excellence Award from the Chambre de la sécurité financière (CSF).

“The strength of our brands in Québec and the value our investment management team and advisors provide to our clients 365 days a year position us very well for continued growth,” Paquin said.

Beyond his duties at IGM, Paquin volunteers with various associations and non-profits that are focused on youth development.

“IGM has been going through an ambitious business transformation across all our brands over the last few years,” he said. “I look forward to building on the significant momentum this has created for our company and to continue to support our people as they provide Québecers with trusted investment and financial planning solutions and services.”