Investia Financial Services Inc.
Investia Financial Services Inc. is a national mutual fund dealer that offers innovative flat fee business model tailored to meet the needs of Canadian financial advisors.
Founded in 1995, Investia is one of Canada’s largest mutual fund dealerships with the core principle of elevating independent financial advisors to provide the highest quality guidance and advice to clients. Their process and ease of service has also made Investia one of Canada’s top dealerships and supports over 700 financial advisors across the country, and administers more than $14 billion in assets.
Investia partners with highly reputable advisors in order to provide a truly independent model that allows advisors to maintain control over their business in addition to providing the tools required to enhance their practice.
Investia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., a life and health insurance company with origins dating back to 1892. The fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada, Industrial Alliance contributes to the financial well-being of more than 3 million Canadians. iA Insurance employs over 4,400 people and manages around $95 billion in assets.
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Investia is a national mutual fund dealer registered in all Canadian provinces. All mutual fund dealers in Canada are required to be a member of Self-Regulated Organization (SRO), therefore Investia is also a member of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). The MFDA is the national SRO for distribution in Canada’s mutual fund industry and is the regulator of practice standards, operations, and conduct of its members and their representatives. They have a mandate to maximize protection for investors and upholds the public’s confidence in the mutual fund industry. Investia is also governed by the provincial securities commission in each province it is registered.
In the province of Québec, Investia is a member of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). The AMF is the regulatory body mandated by the government of Québec in overseeing financial markets in the province and provides assistance to consumers of financial products and services.
Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers
“The Federation” is the association of mutual fund dealers and affiliates in Canada, and represents independent mutual fund dealers across the country. The Federation represents dealer firms, with a combined $114 billion in assets under administration as well as over 17,000 licensed advisors who provide services to more than 3.5 million Canadians.
Investia is a proud member of the Federation and is an active participant in its initiatives.
Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC)
IFIC represents all things associated with the investment funds industry, this includes approximately 150 mutual fund managers and dealers, as well as professional and business services that support the investment funds industry. The IFIC’s primary role is advocating on behalf of the industry and its investors when dealing with regulators and policy makers.
Investia relies IFIC as a valuable source for shared information on the Canadian mutual funds industry. The information provided ensures its members and their advisors are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and guidance to comply with evolving requirements.