Age concerns

Desjardins

Canada is growing older. Health Canada predicts that by 2026, one in five members of the country's population will have reached 65 years of age, up from one in eight in 2000. Quebec-based distributor Desjardins believes that providing the protection that these older investors need is very important, says Eric Landry, Desjardins' director of financial engineering. "What we are seeing is a desire for peace of mind," he says, adding that this means more than just capital protection.

"Investors also

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