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.
Jim has received numerous honors during his career. Most recently, he earned the title of Vice President of the 2016 Foresters Financial Chairman's Council—his 10th time in the Council, which represents yet another accolade during his long and impressive history with the firm. In addition, he has also been inducted into the Gold Level of the Chairman's Circle, a prestigious mark of lifetime career achievement.*
“I would like to congratulate James Slater for his induction in this year’s Chairman’s Council,” said Larry Noyes, President of Foresters Financial Services, Inc. “James' 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.”
Since joining Foresters Financial over 23 years ago, Jim has helped many people invest for their retirements, save for their children's educations and provide life insurance for their growing families. Jim attributes his success to his dedication to his clients and a passion for what he does. "I really enjoy the time that I spend with my clients,” he said, “many whom I've met over the years and I now consider my personal friends."
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. forestersfinancial.com
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.com.
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 ambest.com for our latest rating.