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Landmark Expands into Canada

Sep 16, 2021

The London-based Underwriter, Landmark, is delighted to announce the opening of its latest office location in Canada. The office, in Toronto, is being headed up by Fergus Meldrum who joins Landmark Canada Ltd as a Non-Executive Director.

Fergus brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in Canadian group insurance and institutional investment for more than 2 decades. He currently oversees more than $800m in group retirement assets and is the Vice-President of Business Development and Investment Strategies.

Landmark Underwriting is a specialist Managing General Agent focussed upon building long-term business relationships with individuals and teams by working in close partnership with them. Landmark provides innovative insurance solutions and is committed to offering the highest levels of service and efficiency to its global strategic broking partners.

Speaking about this new chapter for Landmark in Canada, Ross Lazaroo-Hood, the Group’s CEO, said:

“I am excited to be welcoming Fergus Meldrum into the Landmark Group and to our newly independently regulated branch in Toronto, which represents another important step in our controlled expansion. Fergus is well-known and highly regarded in the Canadian financial sector and brings huge expertise plus experience. We will be announcing our upcoming product lines over the course of the coming weeks, which will only strengthen our offering to our brokers and markets as we develop our focus on our Canadian strategic initiatives”.

Fergus Meldrum, who also holds various investment and industry designations: Canadian Securities License (CSC®), Certified Investment Manager (CIM®), and his Retirement Plan Associate (RPA®), said:

“It is an honour to be asked to join Landmark, after seeing the group’s successes and growth over just a few short years. The move into Canada comes at the right time for this established MGA Group and into the mature Canadian marketplace, experience and capacity will bring our brokers a dynamic alternative market to present clients who’re seeking their insurance solutions. I look forward to working with Ross Lazaroo-Hood and the Board assisting them with their growth plans in Canada.”

Landmark (Canada) Ltd. o/a Landmark Underwriting (“Landmark Canada”) recently obtained the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (“RIBO”) license and is now licensed to carry on business in Ontario. Landmark Canada intends to become licensed in all provinces and territories in Canada over the next couple of months with the aim of adding Quebec in 2022.

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