In 1894, a time of depression, a Minneapolis law student established an investment certificate company. People needed a systematic plan to set aside money, acting on the principle "a part of all you earn is yours to keep". The plan worked. Investors Diversified Services (IDS) was formed and rapidly became a major financial institution in the United States.
In 1926, Investors Group launched its first Canadian sales operation. A separate company, Investors Syndicate Limited was created in 1940. In 1950, Investors Group introduced one of Canada's first mutual funds: Investors Mutual of Canada. The company continued to grow and expand its number and type of financial products and services.
In 1957, Investors Group was one of the first companies in Canada to offer Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs). Investors Group became a Canadian-owned company in 1956 when IDS sold its shares to a group of Canadian investors.
Today, Investors Group is a financial services company whose primary objective is to assist Canadians in securing their financial future. We provide individual and personalized investment advice through a one-on-one relationship between you and a highly trained financial services representative. Your representative will help you to design an investment program tailored to your needs regardless of how much money you have today and how long you have to reach your financial goals.
Investors Group Inc. is a publicly traded company, managing assets under administration of more than $35 billion for Canadians. The company is associated with the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, which also maintains a controlling interest in the Great-West Life Assurance Company. The company maintains a network of more than 99 financial planning centres in Canada, with more than 3,500 representatives serving over 900,000 clients from coast to coast.