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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers create more ways for kids to play at Balch Springs Parks & Recreation Center - For more than ten years, families have come together with Foresters Financial to focus on giving kids the play they need

  • May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017 – The Balch Springs community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Balch Springs Parks & Recreation Center. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, the City of Balch Springs and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace, which will serve more than 2,700 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers create more ways for kids to play at Millwood Elementary School - For more than ten years, families come together with Foresters Financial to focus on giving kids the play they need

  • May 13, 2017

Oklahoma City, May 13, 2017 – The Oklahoma City community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Millwood Elementary School. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, Millwood Public Schools and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace, which will serve more than 900 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Missouri

  • May 04, 2017

Who: Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members affected by flooding in Missouri.


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Foresters Financial Announces Sponsorship of the 6th Annual Voice Awards

  • May 02, 2017

Foresters Financial is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 6th Annual Voice Awards, which will be presented at the JW Marriott Downtown in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The Voice Awards is the single biggest fundraising event benefiting the GMCLA, the Alive Music Project (AMP) and the It Gets Better Tour. The Awards honors leaders who use their voice for social change and equality, to advance our world, refute silence, lend a voice to the oppressed, exhibit leadership and give hope to those living under the weight of silence. This year’s honorees include Gwen Baba (Community Leader Award), Logo TV (Visionary Award) and Stephen Schwartz (Vanguard Award).    

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Foresters Financial brings its purpose to life

  • Apr 27, 2017

(Toronto, ON, April 27, 2017) – Following the Foresters Financial™ rebrand announcement in 2016, the financial services organization has launched the video series, “Community Matters”, which uses brand storytelling to bring its value propositiona and core story to life.


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Foresters Financial changes the term life insurance game with the launch of Your Term - Unique Charitable Benefit Provision combines affordable protection with charitable giving

  • Apr 24, 2017

(Toronto, ON, April 24, 2017) – Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, is setting itself apart in the term life insurance space with the launch of Your Term1 – a competitive term life product that combines affordable protection with charitable giving through its unique Charity Benefit provision.


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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers create more ways for kids to play at Lake Avenue Park - For more than ten years, families come together with Foresters Financial to focus on giving kids the play they need

  • Apr 08, 2017

Apopka, FL, April 8, 2017 – The Apopka community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Lake Avenue Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, the City of Apopka and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace, which will serve more than 1,200 children and their families in the local community for years to come.


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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers create more ways for kids to play at Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley - Kingston Branch. For more than ten years, families come together with Foresters Financial to focus on giving kids the play they need

  • Apr 01, 2017

Fountain Valley, April 1, 2017 – The Fountain Valley community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley - Kingston Branch. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace, which will serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come.


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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers create more ways for kids to play at Gresham Park - For more than ten years, families come together with Foresters Financial to focus on giving kids the play they need

  • Mar 18, 2017

Atlanta, March 18, 2017 – The Atlanta-DeKalb community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Gresham Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, Gresham Park Youth Sports Association, DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

 

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Louisiana

  • Feb 14, 2017

Who: Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members affected by tornadoes in Louisiana.

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Foresters Financial Competitive Scholarship program now accepting applications from community-minded students

  • Feb 02, 2017

(Toronto, ON, February 2, 2017) – Foresters Financial™ proudly supports students who share the organization’s commitment to doing more by awarding 250 community-minded scholars across North America with renewable scholarships worth up to $8,000 each. The program is currently open and accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.


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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Mississippi and Georgia

  • Jan 24, 2017

Who: Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members affected by tornadoes in Mississippi and Georgia.


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Foresters Financial stands proud in support of the LBGT community through The Trevor Project and other initiatives

  • Dec 07, 2016

Foresters Financial Services, Inc. announced today its support of the Trevor Project (the only nationally accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth under age 25), among other sponsorships.  These latest sponsorships reaffirm Foresters Financial’s ongoing commitment to do more to support the LGBTQ community.

 

The Trevor Project is active and present in middle schools, high schools and universities across the country, helping to save young lives through its free and confidential lifeline (866-488-7386) which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Project also provides instant messaging services, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.

 

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Foresters Financial increases the face amount limits for non-medical US life insurance products

  • Dec 06, 2016

(Toronto, ON, December 6 2016) – Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, has increased the non-medical face amount limit of its U.S. life insurance products from $250,000 to $400,0001. The limit increase is part of an aggressive new strategy to significantly grow Foresters product portfolio in the U.S. over the next decade.

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Foresters Financial offers Emergency Assistance to members in Tennessee

  • Dec 06, 2016

Who:   Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members affected by wildfires in Tennessee.

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Foresters Financial expands equity investment offerings with First Investors Long Short Fund

  • Dec 01, 2016

With the launch of its third equity fund this year, Foresters Financial™ continues to expand its range of investment products in response to changing investor needs. The newFirst Investors Long Short Fund offers investors the opportunity to potentially benefit not only from rising stock prices, but also from inevitable market downturns.

At a time when investors continue to seek higher equity returns but are also wary of potential risks, such as heightened valuations, potential macro shocks, and tighter correlations among asset classes, strategies that offer some downside protection are increasingly in demand.

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Foresters Financial offers five giving tips for National Philanthropy Day

  • Nov 15, 2016

New York, NY, November 15, 2016 –The philanthropic spirit is exhibited by Foresters Financial Services, Inc. each year through its work with local communities, but it believes so much more could be accomplished if more people would pitch in to help.  So this year, Foresters Financial is challenging others to give back during National Philanthropy Day on November 15 and offers five tips to help them get started.

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Create a strategy with Foresters Financial for Financial Planning Month

  • Oct 21, 2016

New York, NY, October 21, 2016 – October is a busy month for sports. It also happens to be Financial Planning Month, so Foresters Financial would like to encourage Americans to put their game faces on and create (or modify) a financial strategy for their financial future.

Unfortunately, many people fail to effectively plan for their goals and life’s financial challenges. As a result, Financial Planning Month was created to help remind them of just how important it is to be prepared.

“Long-term goals, just like game-day wins, can’t be successfully accomplished without a solid game plan,” said Paul Prete, Vice President for Retirement Programs, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. “Just compare a life goal, such as retirement, to the Super Bowl. You can’t just show up on the big day and expect it to go smoothly. You have to plan your moves in advance to help score a positive outcome.”

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Foresters Financial offers Emergency Assistance to members affected by Hurricane Matthew

  • Oct 12, 2016

Who:   Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Virginia affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company recognized by The Ward Group for being among top 50 life insurance companies

  • Sep 26, 2016

New York, NY, September 26, 2016 – Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company has been selected to the 2016 Ward’s 50® group of top performing companies. This is the seventh consecutive year that Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company has been included among the top 50 life insurance companies by The Ward Group.

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Foresters Financial maintains A.M. Best “A” (Excellent) ratings

  • Sep 16, 2016

(Toronto, ON, September 16, 2016) – Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, has maintained its A.M. Best financial strength1 ratings across the organization.

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Foresters Financial announces sales force expansion including new branch office openings in Orlando and Oklahoma City

  • Sep 07, 2016

New York, NY, September 7, 2016 – Foresters Financial has announced the opening of two new branch offices in Orlando, Florida and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as part of a larger corporate initiative to expand its branch network.

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New study reveals too many people take unnecessary risk by not protecting their families with life insurance

  • Sep 01, 2016

New York, NY, September 1, 2016 — One in three households would have immediate trouble paying living expenses if the primary wage earner died, according to the 2016 Barometer Study by Life Happens®, the nonprofit foundation, and LIMRA, an international trade association for the financial services industry.

Danica Patrick, professional race car driver and Life Happens® national spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) is well aware of the risk from personal family experience, which is why she has had life insurance since the start of her career and not just because she drives race cars for a living.

 

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Foresters Financial donates $20,000 to the American Red Cross to aid flooding relief efforts in Louisiana

  • Aug 30, 2016

(Toronto, ON, August 30, 2016) - Foresters Financial™ donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross to help families who have been affected by flooding in Louisiana. 

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Foresters Financial offers Emergency Assistance to members in Indiana

  • Aug 26, 2016

Who:  Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members affected by tornadoes in Indiana.

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Foresters Financial offers Emergency Assistance to members in San Bernardino County

  • Aug 22, 2016

Who:   Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to doing more for families and communities, is offering assistance to its members affected by the blue cut fire in San Bernardino County.

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Foresters Financial offers Emergency Assistance to members in Louisiana

  • Aug 15, 2016

Who:   Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by flooding in Louisiana.

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Foresters Financial Launches First Investors Hedged US Equity Opportunities Fund

  • Aug 01, 2016

New York, NY, August 1, 2016 – Foresters Financial™ has launched a new equity mutual fund—the First Investors Hedged U.S. Equity Opportunities Fund — which offers investors total return and equity market exposure with potentially reduced portfolio volatility.

This Fund seeks to provide investors with a portfolio that will generate attractive long-term total returns, but with some downside equity market protection.

 

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps

  • Jul 23, 2016

Portland, July 23, 2016 – The Portland community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial™, The Salvation Army Gresham Corps and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

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Brexit Update

  • Jun 30, 2016

On June 23rd, citizens of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union by a

margin of 51.9% to 48.1%. Immediately after the votes were counted, large moves

in financial markets were experienced around the world. 

 

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in West Virginia

  • Jun 28, 2016

Who: Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by flooding in West Virginia.

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Foresters Financial names Adam Kiss as its 2016 Community Involvement Award winner

  • Jun 28, 2016

(Toronto, ON, June 28, 2016) –International financial services provider, Foresters Financial™ has announced that Adam Kiss, Executive Vice President, Executive Marketing Insurers (EMI), has been awarded its 2016 Foresters Community Involvement award.


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Foresters Financial Celebrates National Insurance Awareness Day

  • Jun 27, 2016

New York, NY, June 27, 2016 Foresters Financial is proud to participate in National Insurance Awareness Day—an annual campaign held every June 28 to remind Americans about the importance of life insurance. 

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Suddieth Park

  • Jun 18, 2016

Akron, June 18, 2016 – The Akron community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Suddieth Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, United Way of Summit County, the City of Akron and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 1,900 children and their families in the local community for years to come. To add to the excitement and thrill of build day, National Football League players and Akron natives Doran Grant, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Shaquille Riddick, outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals and Devin Smith, wide receiver for the New York Jets joined in the day’s events to support the work of United Way and help give back to their home community.

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Clark Wagner appointed President of Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. — Investment adviser to the First Investors family of funds

  • Jun 08, 2016

New York, NY, June 8, 2016 – Foresters Financial announced that Clark Wagner has been appointed President of Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. (FIMCO), effective May 23, 2016.

In his new, all-encompassing role, Mr. Wagner will manage the firm’s U.S. asset management business, which includes the First Investors family of funds, as well as the general account assets of Foresters Financial™. This new position follows Mr. Wagner’s appointment as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Foresters Financial in February 2016. 

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Foresters announces rebrand to Foresters Financial - Launch of new brand name, core story and global website showcases the importance of a financial services organization “Doing More”

  • Jun 07, 2016

(Toronto, ON, June 7, 2016) – Toronto-based international financial services provider, Foresters™ has rebranded to Foresters Financial™ in a move that aligns the Foresters family of companies across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom under one collective brand. The brand name change was prompted by the launch of an ambitious new strategy, designed to propel significant organizational growth into 2025.

 

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Foresters Financial Supports National 529 College Savings Day

  • May 24, 2016

New York, NY, May 24, 2016 – Foresters Financial Services, Inc. proudly supports National 529 College Savings Day—a national college savings plan awareness campaign held May 29 to highlight the importance of 529 college savings accounts in paying for higher education expenses.

 

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Badgett Stadium

  • May 21, 2016

Atlanta, May 21, 2016 – The Atlanta community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Badgett Stadium. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, Favor House Inc., and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 1,600 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

 

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Town Center Community Park West

  • May 21, 2016

Santee, May, 21 2016 – The Santee community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at the Town Center Community Park West. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, the City of Santee, and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 20,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

 

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Copeland Park

  • May 21, 2016

TAMPA, May 21, 2016 – The Tampa community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Copeland Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, the City of Tampa, and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 2,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Brian Wong as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Brian Wong was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council— the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Carrie Mullins as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Carrie Mullins was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Christopher Scott as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Christopher Scott was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

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Foresters Financial Honors Daria Schumacher as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Daria Schumacher was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Gary Blount, Jr. as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Gary Blount, Jr. was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors James Slater as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — James Slater was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Jessica Wuerz as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member President

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Jessica Wuerz was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors John Stogner as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — John Stogner was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Kevin Fennell as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Kevin Fennell was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Michael Panarello as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Michael Panarello was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Nicholas Doyle as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Nicholas Doyle was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Patrick Sciarra as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Patrick Sciarra was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Patrick Siria as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Patrick Siria was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Reis Rosenbledt as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Reis Rosenbledt was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Ryan Heacock as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016 — Ryan Heacock was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial Honors Sara-Rohne Tanner as 2016 Chairman’s Council Member

  • May 16, 2016

New York, NY, May 16, 2016— Sara-Rohne Tanner was inducted as a member of the 2016 Foresters Financial™ Chairman’s Council—the highest honor awarded annually to its top Representatives—during the firm’s annual Convention and Awards Gala held on May 6 in Marbella, Spain.

 

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Foresters Financial completes the purchase of Aegon Capital Management and Aegon Fund Management - Asset management business expands into Canada

  • May 05, 2016

TORONTO (May 5, 2016) – Foresters Financial™, the Toronto-based international financial services provider, announced yesterday, May 4, 2016, the completion of an agreement with Proj Fox Acquisition Inc. to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Aegon Capital Management Inc. and Aegon Fund Management Inc. All required Canadian regulatory approvals have been received.

 

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Texas

  • Apr 27, 2016

Who: Foresters™, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by flooding in Texas. 

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Montwood Park

  • Apr 16, 2016

La Habra, April 16, 2016 – The La Habra community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Montwood Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, the City of La Habra, and non-profit KaBOOM!


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Foresters Financial Announces Sponsorship of the 5th Annual Voice Awards

  • Apr 04, 2016

New York, NY, April 4, 2016 — Foresters Financial™ is proud to announce that it is sponsoring the 5th Annual Voice Awards, which will be presented at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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Barron’s recognizes First Investors Funds in latest Best Fund Family report

  • Apr 04, 2016

New York, NY, April 4, 2016First Investors Funds ranked 9th out of 58 mutual fund families over a 5-year period in Barron’s Best Mutual Fund Families of 2015.1

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Foresters Financial launches Covered Call Strategy Fund

  • Apr 01, 2016

Foresters Financial™ has launched a new equity mutual fund—the First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund—which offers investors the potential to generate long-term capital appreciation while potentially reducing portfolio volatility.

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Southern US states

  • Mar 16, 2016

Who:   Foresters™, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by flooding in southern US states.

 

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Foresters to purchase Aegon Capital Management and Aegon Fund Management

  • Mar 01, 2016

Foresters™, a Toronto-based international financial services provider, announced that it has entered into an agreement, dated February 29, 2016, with Proj Fox Acquisition Inc. to indirectly acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Aegon Capital Management (ACM) and Aegon Fund Management (AFM). The transaction, which is subject to Canadian regulatory approvals, is expected to close in May 2016.

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Foresters Financial Supports “Insure Your Love” Campaign

  • Feb 01, 2016

Foresters Financial Services, Inc. proudly supports "Insure Your Love"—a national life insurance awareness campaign held every February with love its central theme and to highlight the fact that nearly a third of U.S. households have no life insurance at all.*

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Eastern and Coastal US

  • Jan 29, 2016

Who:   Foresters™, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by storms and flooding in eastern and coastal US states.

 

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Foresters Financial Mentors Students for New Jersey Financial Literacy Program

  • Jan 27, 2016

It is never too early to start learning the importance of investing. That’s why Foresters Financial™ recently teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) of New Jersey’s Finance Park© Program during the month of January to mentor young people about financial wellness and education.

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Southern and Midwestern US

  • Jan 06, 2016

Who:   Foresters™, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by tornados and flooding in North Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southern Tennessee, Northern and Southeast Georgia, Northern Mississippi, Central Alabama, Eastern New Mexico, Southern and Central Illinois and Eastern Louisiana.

 

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Foresters offers Emergency Assistance to members in Southern and Midwestern US

  • Jan 04, 2016

Who: Foresters™, an international financial services provider committed to the well-being of families, is offering assistance to its members affected by tornados and flooding in North Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southern Tennessee, Northern Georgia, Northern Mississippi, Central Alabama, Eastern New Mexico and Southern Illinois.

 

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Foresters Financial Celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month

  • Jan 04, 2016

Recognizing the importance of college financial aid to students’ success, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. proudly celebrates “February is Financial Aid Awareness Month.”

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Foresters Financial encourages fiscal fitness during “January is Financial Wellness Month”

  • Dec 28, 2015

To stay in good physical health, everyone needs regular checkups from caring doctors who understand their individual needs—and staying in good “fiscal” health is no different. That’s why Foresters Financial is celebrating January is Financial Wellness Month by encouraging consumers to begin 2016 with a financial checkup.

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Carol Springsteen of Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company Elected to Board of Directors of the Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY)

  • Dec 08, 2015

At its annual meeting, the Life Insurance Council of New York, Inc., (LICONY), elected Carol Springsteen to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term. Ms. Springsteen is President of Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company (formerly First Investors Life).

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Anthony M. Garcia, President and CEO of Foresters, appointed to LIMRA and LOMA Global Board of Directors

  • Nov 24, 2015

LIMRA and LOMA has announced the appointment of Anthony (Tony) M. Garcia, Foresters President and CEO, to the LL Global Board of Directors. Tony is one of six new members elected to the board for a three-year term, commencing in 2016.

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Foresters refreshes term life insurance portfolio with new rates and product features

  • Nov 12, 2015

Foresters™, an international financial services provider, has introduced new rates and features to its Canadian term life insurance1 portfolio to provide families with cost-effective options tailored to their unique budget and protection needs.

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Foresters Financial Launches First Investors Balanced Income Fund: Convenient Choice for Investors Seeking Income and Potential for Capital Appreciation

  • Oct 01, 2015

Foresters Financial™ has launched a new Balanced Income Fund (FBIJX), which includes both stocks and bonds, to make it easier for people to diversify their investments within one fund among different asset classes and provide current income potential. The Fund will be managed by Clark D. Wagner, Director of Fixed Income, and Edwin D. Miska, Director of Equities of Foresters Investment Management Company (FIMCO)*, the investment adviser for the First Investors Funds.

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Foresters names Eric Miller as Vice President, US Life and Annuity Sales

  • Sep 30, 2015

Cheryl Neal, President, North America Life Insurance for Foresters™ announced today the appointment of Eric Miller as Vice President, US Life and Annuity Sales. Foresters is a leading international financial services provider with $28 billion of funds under management.In this role, Miller will lead strategy and plans for sustainable and profitable growth of Foresters US life insurance and annuity business. He will also work to deepen relationships with distribution partners in line with Foresters purpose and target markets.

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First Investors Changes Its Brand Name to Foresters Financial

  • Sep 21, 2015

First Investors, a recognized leader in the financial services industry, changed its brand name to Foresters Financial™, effective September 21, 2015.

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Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and Volunteers Bring Families Together With New Playground at Pouch Scout Camp

  • Sep 19, 2015

The Staten Island community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Pouch Scout Camp. In less than eight hours, more than 375 volunteers from Foresters Financial™, Boy Scouts of America© - Greater New York Councils, and non-profit KaBOOM! created the new play space, which will serve more than 150,000 children and their families in the local community for years to come.

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First Investors Life Celebrates Life Insurance Awareness Month

  • Sep 01, 2015

For the 12th consecutive year, First Investors Life is participating in Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) held every September.

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A.M. Best Upgrades First Investors Life Financial Strength Rating

  • Jul 21, 2015

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) of First Investors Life Insurance Company in recognition of its increasing significance to Foresters' overall business profile and financial position, offering geographic, product, distribution and earnings diversification. First Investors Life's FSR moved from A- (Excellent) to A (Excellent) and its issuer credit ratings (ICR) increased from a- to a+.

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First Investors Life Recognized Among Top 50 Life Insurance Companies by the Ward Group

  • Jul 21, 2015

First Investors Life Insurance Company has been named to the 2015 Ward's 50® group of top-performing companies. This is the sixth consecutive year that First Investors Life has been included among the top 50 life insurance companies by The Ward Group.

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Foresters receives A.M. Best “A” Excellent rating for 15 consecutive years Subsidiaries upgraded from “A-” to “A” rating

  • Jul 10, 2015

Foresters™, an international financial services provider, has maintained its “A” (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating (FSR) from A.M. Best Company1. A.M. Best has now affirmed Foresters “A” (Excellent) rating for 15 consecutive years. This independent rating is an important measure of the organization’s financial strength and stability, reflecting Foresters ability to fulfill its ongoing insurance obligations to policyholders. A.M. Best also affirmed Foresters issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a+”.

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Celebrate National Insurance Awareness Day with First Investors Life: Receive a Free No-Obligation Consultation

  • Jun 28, 2015

Life insurance is one of those things that many people don't consider because they think it's too confusing or expensive. However, First Investors Life wants everyone to know that life insurance is too important to ignore, especially on June 28, which is National Insurance Awareness Day.

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Foresters names Lou Severino as its 2015 Community Involvement Award winner

  • Jun 23, 2015

Foresters has announced that Vice President of Marketing with NIDA Marketing Group, is the recipient of its 2015 Foresters Community Involvement award. An international financial services provider, Foresters has a purpose to enhance the well-being of families in the US, Canada and the UK.

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First Investors Encourages Parents to Remember 529 Day

  • May 29, 2015

There are some dates that are memorable, such as birthdays, anniversaries and special holidays. However, First Investors would like parents to know that May 29th is just as important to remember because it's National 529 College Savings Plan Awareness Day.

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First Investors Presented With Corporate Voice Award By GMCLA

  • May 03, 2015

First Investors was recently presented with the Corporate Voice Award by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles during its 4th annual Voice Awards Celebration at the Global Theater in Universal City, Los Angeles.

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Foresters names Cheryl Neal as Executive Vice President and President, North American Life Insurance

  • Apr 29, 2015

Tony Garcia, President and CEO, Foresters™ announced today the appointment of Cheryl Neal to the role of Executive Vice President and President, North American Life Insurance. Foresters is a leading international financial services provider with $28 billion of funds under management.

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New First Investors Real Estate Fund Provides Retail Investors with Opportunity to Gain Exposure to Companies in the Real Estate Industry

  • Apr 06, 2015

To help investors access exposure to companies in the real estate industry, First Investors recently introduced a new mutual fund focused on companies in the real estate industry. The First Investors Real Estate Fund invests in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) — companies that own, manage or finance income-producing real estate.

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Everyday Heroes Dream playground

  • Jul 29, 2016

Wichita Falls Woman Strives To Make A Difference In Many Lives

  • Jul 27, 2016

Fantastical project brings smiles to sick children

  • Jul 27, 2016

Volunteer-built playground comes to life at Salvation Army site

  • Jul 27, 2016

Leadership Conference Starts With Feeding Thousands

  • Jul 21, 2016

Deciding If a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract is Right for You

  • Jul 01, 2016

Volunteers build playground in North Hills Suddieth Park

  • Jun 17, 2016

Foresters to end sales conferences

  • Jun 06, 2016

Morning Briefing Insurers to get briefing and it is rocket science

  • Jun 06, 2016

Dell Readies Massive Bond Deal

  • May 16, 2016

Volunteers bring families together with new playground

  • May 16, 2016

Foresters Financial, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Coffey Park

  • May 16, 2016

Construyen parque infantil en Cockrell Hill

  • May 12, 2016

Iowa Red Cross Workers to Help with Canadian Wildfire Disaster

  • May 12, 2016

Red Cross hands out donation money to Fort McMurray residents

  • May 12, 2016

Foresters Financial, volunteers, KaBOOM! build City of La Habra community playground

  • Apr 19, 2016

January is a good month to review your retirement plan

  • Jan 13, 2016

La Habra Notes: City looking for proposals on how to spend federal funding

  • Jan 01, 2016

Two Canadian insurance executives appointed to LL Global board

  • Nov 24, 2015

KaBOOM! A playground gets built in 8 hours

  • Oct 21, 2015

Foresters hires former Liberty Life exec

  • Sep 30, 2015

Foresters to become Foresters Financial

  • Sep 23, 2015

Effective branding can help build loyalty

  • Sep 22, 2015

Dream playground at Pouch Camp comes to life for local families

  • Sep 19, 2015

Major insurer changing its name

  • Sep 21, 2015

Community at Ardmore Ave. School build playground

  • Sep 04, 2015

QLACs take flight but will they soar

  • Sep 03, 2015

Volunteers to come together to build YMCA playground

  • Aug 21, 2015

Volunteers help box care packages for troops

  • Aug 08, 2015

Lou Severino Named 2015 Community Involvement Award, Foresters

  • Jul 25, 2015

KCK elementary school getting playground after students pen letter to principal

  • Jul 19, 2015

Money fix benefits increase earnings limits for social security

  • Jul 12, 2015

Foresters hands out community involvement award

  • Jul 03, 2015

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Foresters Life Insurance Company and First Investors Life Insurance Company

  • Jul 01, 2015

New Playground Opens in El Cajon

  • Jun 23, 2015

Major insurer hires North American President and Executive VP

  • May 03, 2015

Foresters announces senior hire

  • Apr 29, 2015

Despite downpour, playground rises up for Morris Jeff Community School

  • Apr 18, 2015

Bringing up baby and being able to afford to

  • Feb 23, 2015

When it comes to saving and investing make time your friend

  • Jan 30, 2015

Even with a late start there are ways to invest for retirement

  • Jan 30, 2015

Carrier aims annuity at younger buyers

  • Jan 28, 2015

Managing your mortgage your money and more

  • Jan 26, 2015

Longevity annuity alleviates worry of outliving your money

  • Jan 03, 2015

The Wall Street Transcript interview with Ed Miska

  • Sep 06, 2014

Foresters Financial

Foresters FinancialTM is an international financial services provider with over three million clients and members1 in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Foresters Financial family of companies provides investment, life insurance, savings and retirement solutions that help families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their lives and communities.

Foresters Financial shares its financial strength2 with communities and inspires others to do the same, by providing opportunities to support children's health and healthy family time through community service and volunteering.

Through our heritage as a fraternal benefit society, we have a global network of members that is more than one million strong. Members enjoy unique member benefits¹ including competitive academic scholarships, financial counseling and discounted legal services.

 

Foresters Financial family of companies

The Foresters family of companies operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  

 

Foresters Financial Corporate Office

Foresters Financial
789 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON, M3C 1T9  

Foresters Financial Holding Company

Foresters Financial
40 Wall Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Foresters Financial UK

Foresters Financial UK
2 Cromwell Avenue
Bromley, UK, BR2 9BF

 

Executive leadership

 

Financial strength

The Independent Order of Foresters has received an “A” (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best for the past 15 straight years.3 A.M. Best’s independent rating assesses Foresters ability to pay claims and is an important measure of our strength and stability.

  • Foresters Audited Balance Sheet as of December 31, 20154
    • Assets: almost $14 billion
    • Total Funds under Management: $34 billion
    • Surplus: $2.3 billion5  

Source: 2015 Foresters Financial Highlights

 

Products

The Foresters Financial family of companies offers:

  • In North America – A variety of retirement, investment and savings products and a range of life insurance products including individual term, whole life and universal life as well as annuities.6
  • In the United Kingdom - A variety of retirement, saving, investment and protection products.7  

 

Competitive scholarships

Up to 250 competitive scholarships are awarded each year to eligible Foresters members or their dependent children and grandchildren in the US and Canada and 150 in the UK.1 For more information, visit our Membership page.

 

Community support

Foresters Financial invests in communities across North America and the UK through partnerships with The American Red Cross™, KaBOOM!, Ronald McDonald House Charities®, (RMHC ®), Cash for Kids, as well as hundreds of local and regional not-for-profit organizations focused on strengthening families.  

Foresters Community Grants allow members to plan local activities for their families and other Foresters members, creating exciting volunteer opportunities and family activities. Foresters provides funding as well as tools and resources.  

Foresters offers its members and distribution partners opportunities to get involved in their communities through Foresters funded community volunteer activities.

The View After the Vote

  • Nov 09, 2016

Commentary by Clark Wagner, President, Foresters Investment Management Company and Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Financial 

Tuesday’s general election resulted in a clean sweep: Republicans kept control of both houses of Congress, and Donald Trump took the White House. 

The polls and the pundits failed to foresee Trump’s election.  Markets, always wary of the uncertainties implicit in change and long fretful over Trump’s volatile nature, should face a period of uneasiness.  The longer term direction of the markets will depend on what policies Trump chooses to pursue and the administration he forms. 

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The Election and Economic Prospects

  • Nov 03, 2016

Commentary by Clark Wagner, President, Foresters Investment Management Company and Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Financial

Elections always generate a mix of hopes and fears. This one is no exception, except, perhaps, that it carries a bit more of the latter than the former. Still, even at this stage, before the vote, it is possible to say three things about how its result will likely affect economic and market prospects:

 

 

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1 Description of member benefits that you may receive assumes you are a Foresters member. In the United States members may currently only be anyone insured under a life or health insurance certificate, or an annuitant under an annuity certificate, issued by The Independent Order of Foresters.   If you are not an insured under a life or health insurance certificate, or an annuitant under an annuity certificate, issued by The Independent Order of Foresters, or are not a social fraternal member, then you are not a member.   Foresters member benefits are non-contractual, subject to benefit specific Eligibility requirements, Definitions and limitations and may be changed or cancelled without notice.   

Financial strength and stability refers to the overall financial health of The Independent Order of Foresters. It does not refer to or represent the performance of any particular investment or insurance product. All investing involves risk, including the risk that you can lose money.   To view financial statements for The Independent Order of Foresters, click here.

3  The Independent Order of Foresters financial strength, as measured by A.M. Best Company, is rated "A" (Excellent) and has been for the past 15 years.  The A.M. Best rating reflects The Independent Order of Foresters overall strength and claims-paying ability but does not apply to the performance of investment products and does not apply to Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company.  An "A" (Excellent) rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. In assigning our rating on July 1, 2015, A.M. Best stated that The Independent Order of Foresters rating outlook is "stable", which means it is unlikely to change in the near future, assuming our financial strength is maintained and our operations grow.  

4 All figures in Canadian dollars.  

5 This surplus comprising assets of $13.7 billion and liabilities of $11.4 billion represents excess funds above the amount required as legal reserves for insurance and annuity certificates in force and provides additional assurances to our members for our long term financial strength. Financial results as at December 31, 2015. All figures in Canadian dollars.

6 In the United States, life insurance and annuity products are underwritten by The Independent Order of Foresters or Foresters Life Insurance & Annuity Company.   In Canada, life insurance and annuity products are underwritten by The Independent Order of Foresters or Foresters Life Insurance Company. All products are not available in all jurisdictions.

7 In the United Kingdom, various protection, savings, investment, pension and annuity products are provided by Forester Life Limited. In addition a subsidiary company Forester Fund Management Limited, trading under the brand The Children’s Mutual, provides a number of child savings products. All products are not available in all jurisdictions.

® Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile are all registered trademarks of McDonald’s Corporation or its affiliates and are used with permission.

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