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Duncan Jackman

Duncan N. R. Jackman, Chairman of the Board

“My family has held an ownership position in Empire Life for more than 60 years. We are proud of how this company has grown to become one of the leading life insurance companies in Canada and I look forward to seeing Empire Life continue to flourish and grow.”


Empire Life is a subsidiary of E-L Financial Corporation Limited.

Since 1956, three generations of the Jackman family have been involved with Empire Life and have controlled E-L Financial since its incorporation in 1969.

In 2015, E-L Financial increased its ownership share to 98.3% in Empire Life, solidifying their stake in our company. We are proud to be an independently-owned Canadian financial services company whose shareholders have a long-term view and are committed to our growth and profitability.

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Ownership structure