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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.

Gary Blount, Jr. is no stranger to success. After graduating from Wofford College in 2010 with a degree in Accounting, Gary joined Foresters Financial that year and has never looked back. A consistently strong producer, his achievements include earning the title of Vice President of the 2016 Chairman's Council as well as attaining the Bronze Level of the Chairman's Circle in 2015, a prestigious mark of lifetime career achievement.*

“I would like to congratulate Gary Blount, Jr. for his induction in this year’s Chairman’s Council,” said Larry Noyes, President of Foresters Financial Services, Inc. Gary’s commitment to excellence is what helps drive the success of our business through the strength of the relationships that he builds and maintains with his clients. I commend him on a job well done.”

Gary attributes his success to having a straightforward approach:  "I've always believed in working hard and saving aggressively to have something to show for my work," he said. "Naturally, I enjoy helping my clients do the same. I believe that people want to make sound financial decisions and can benefit from professional guidance."

Foresters Financial Services, Inc. currently employs more than 600 Representatives in 42 offices across the United States. Of that total, only 16 Foresters Financial Representatives qualified for election into this year’s Council and are considered the firm’s “best of the best.”

* Qualification for the Foresters Financial Chairman's Council, Chairman's Circle and other recognition programs and honorary titles (such as President, Vice President, etc.) are based on sales of investment and/or insurance products.

About Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. (formerly First Investors)
Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. (formerly First Investors) consists of a group of diversified financial services companies that include a registered broker-dealer, an investment adviser, a life insurance company and a transfer agent. Foresters Financial Services, Inc., a broker-dealer, helps everyday families reach their financial goals by offering solutions and guidance through its network of financial representatives working in 42 branch offices across the United States. Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. is the investment adviser to the First Investors family of funds, which had nearly $11 billion in total assets under management as of March 31, 2016. Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, Inc., a New York domiciled insurance company, offers a range of insurance and annuity products and maintains an “A” (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best1.

About Foresters
Foresters 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 lives and communities. Foresters has assets of almost $14 billion, total funds under management of $34 billion and a surplus of $2.3 billion (all figures in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015) and maintains an "A" (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best¹. For more information, visit

Foresters Financial™ and Foresters™ are the 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, including Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. (FFHC). Foresters Financial Services, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and subsidiary of FFHC. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters.

¹ 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. A.M. Best assigns ratings from A++ to F, A++ and A+ being superior ratings and A and A- being excellent ratings. In assigning Foresters rating on July 1, 2015, A.M. Best stated that the rating outlook is "stable", which means it is unlikely to change in the near future. See for our latest rating.

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