Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 11, 2020 – MUFG Investor Services is pleased to be recognized today by the Honourable Marco E.L Mendicino of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as one of the recipients of the 2020 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Employer Award is an acknowledgment of MUFG Investor Services’ work, through its office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to improve the integration of newcomers into the Canadian labour market. Rachael Pascall, Head of Talent Acquisition accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
MUFG Investor Services offers newcomers information on opportunities and IRCC-funded services, coordinates temporary housing, and provides basic necessities to ensure that new employees have a comfortable and positive experience arriving in Canada. These initiatives reflect the company’s commitment to a sustainable job creation process that promotes economic growth and social inclusion with the intent to foster more fulfilling careers and greater involvement in the community.
“MUFG Investor Services has always seen diversity and sustainable job creation as being at the heart of what makes a successful company. The people who make up our business are the key to our success, and having a truly global team means that we can continue providing best-in-class service while understanding what our clients and local communities are facing,” said John Sergides, CEO of MUFG Investor Services. “We are honored to be acknowledged by the Government of Canada for our commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion.”
The Halifax office currently supports 277 permanent employees, two contract workers and five co-op students, all from various backgrounds. The size of MUFG Investor Services’ Halifax team has more than tripled in the past three years, as the company recognizes the region as a strategic location to grow due to its geographical proximity and easy travel to financial centers and increased access to a diverse and talented workforce.
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About MUFG Investor Services:
MUFG Investor Services provides asset servicing solutions to clients globally. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG – one of the largest banks in the world with $2.8 trillion in assets – it provides clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depository to securities lending and other banking services.
MUFG has 90 years of custody experience, 350 years of banking history and has run a global securities lending program for 20 years. MUFG Investor Services currently provides administration services for over 2,100 funds across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures. It has over $600bn in assets under administration.