Desjardins is the insurance unit of the Desjardins Group, the largest federation of credit union in North America. Desjardins Group is named by Banker Magazine as one of the strongest banks in the world. The group was founded in Levis, Quebec in 1900 by Alphonse Desjardins. Till date, it is headquartered in Levis but most of its administrative heads including the CEO are based in Montreal.
Desjardins has had several awards and recognition. According to the Bloomberg’s 2015 ranking of the World’s 20 Strongest Banks, it is the first in North America and fifth in the world. It has been rated as one of the top 100 Canada’s employers by Mediacorp Canada for the seventh consecutive year.
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