TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 24, 2018--Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alvin Sharma as our new Global Chief Financial Officer, effective September 17, 2018. He will be based in Toronto.

Alvin has broad financial experience, most recently with Echelon Insurance where he is Chief Financial Officer. He has a wide breadth of experience across a number of areas including corporate finance, investments, global treasury and capital management, as well as regulatory and rating agency management. Alvin also has extensive life insurance and asset management experience in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada.

“Alvin’s deep background in the financial industry makes him a tremendous asset to Foresters,” said Jim Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foresters Financial. “I have full confidence he will provide timely and insightful counsel. We’re excited to have Alvin join the Foresters team and participate in our future growth.”

Alvin is both a Chartered Accountant (U.K.) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, and holds an honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Warwick (U.K.) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

About Foresters Financial

Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. We provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their communities. Foresters Financial has assets of $17.7 billion, liabilities of $15.7 billion, total funds under management of $45.1 billion and a surplus of $2 billion (all figures in Canadian dollars as of Dec. 31, 2017). For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.

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CONTACT: Foresters Financial

Greg Hubert, 416-429-3000 Ext: 4044

ghubert@foresters.com

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