Canada Life is one of Ireland's leading life, pension and investment providers. Established in Ireland in 1903, the Canada Life Group has grown to be a modern and dynamic international financial services business. We are part of Great-West Life, one of the world's leading life assurance companies, from a country ranked the most financially sound in the world*.
With a reputation for financial strength, stability and consistently high financial ratings from the independent rating agencies, Canada Life is part of the only life assurance group in Ireland to have a AA rating** from Standard & Poor's. To find information about our ratings, go to the Great-West Life website.
The Canada Life Group employs over 500 people in Ireland and serves as a hub for the company's expanding presence in Europe. We distribute our products through a network of over 1,500 independent brokers and a further 160 sales associates nationwide.
Our German business, headquartered in Ireland, is recognised as one of the leading international providers of pension products in Germany. Setanta Asset Management, our primary investment manager, manages funds for our Irish, German and Canadian clients with a consistent strong fund performance record.
Also based in Dublin are our European Information Services Division, providing the main data centre for all our European businesses and the European headquarters of Canada Life Reinsurance, our international reinsurance business.
As part of the Great-West Life Assurance Company, we have access to a large pool of experience and expertise on a global scale, allowing us to continuously enhance our product and service offering.
Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, with interests in the life and health insurance, investment, savings and retirement income and reinsurance businesses, primarily in Canada and Europe.
Great-West Life was founded in 1891 and has its headquarters in Winnipeg.
*Source: World Economic Forum 2010
**The financial rating shown for Great-West Life is provided by Standard & Poor's. Standard & Poor's is a rating agency which provides ratings on the financial strength of companies. Source: Bloomberg as of 28/04/11.