BEE Mortgage Inc., a tech savvy full-service brokerage which operates on an advanced Proptech platform, joined its forces with Canada’s most respected VERICO Canada network. BEE Mortgage Inc. is operating on the RIFO platform, which includes dedicated real estate brokers, legal advisors, homes improvement services, that complete thousands of transactions from west to east coast of Canada every year. This partnership is a significant milestone for BEE Finance Group Inc., a rapidly growing Canadian financial technology services company which owns BEE Mortgage Inc.
“We are pleased to welcome Bee Mortgage Inc. to the VERICO network. Principal Broker and Chief Compliance Officer, Howard Brand, under the leadership of Charles Jiang, Chair and CEO, will be a force within the industry. VERICO’s business model was especially attractive to their leadership team as it allows them to continue to build their brand, their way while leveraging the tools and expertise available to the licensees within the network,” says W. Mark Squire, President of VERICO Canada.
“Through our partnership with VERICO we will dramatically increase the ability of BEE Mortgage to provide customers with the best possible results; combining companies whose great technology, people and branding are leaders in the mortgage, proptech and fintech industries,” adds Robert Fotheringham, Director, Board of Directors of BEE Mortgage Inc. and RIFO Holding Group Inc.
“We chose VERICO because of the strong support from the top executives, the flexibilities in branding options, and the technology that will support our future business growth,” adds Charles Jiang, CEO and Chairman of BEE Mortgage Inc.
Part of Canada’s undisputed #1 in origination, the M3 Group, the VERICO network prides itself of growing with like-minded entrepreneurs who reflect our core values of excellence, integrity professionalism and ethical standards. The new partnership created between VERICO and BEE Mortgage Inc. is a reflection of the mutual commitment to these core values that sets VERICO firms apart in the industry.
About BEE Mortgage Inc. Executive Team
Robert Fotheringham has previously served as a Director on a number of public and private company Boards. Mr. Fotheringham served on the Board of Directors for The Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) Group of Companies, the CDS Audit/Risk Committee, and Certified General Accountants of Ontario’s Board of Governors (CPA). Robert is currently on the Board of Directors of BEE Mortgage Inc. and RIFO Holding Group Inc.
Charles Jiang is CEO of Bee Finance Group, Bee Mortgage Inc, and Queen Financial Group Inc. Mr. Jiang obtained his MBA from the University of Windsor Ontario in 1998. Mr. Jiang has won numerous awards: 2006 Outstanding Canadian Chinese Entrepreneur Award, 2007 Excellent Chinese Entrepreneur Award, 2008 Canadian Chinese “Best Startup Business” Award, 2008 “China`s Top Ten Economic Talents” Award, 2008 World Chinese Who`s Who, 2009 Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Finalist Award, the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Top 80 Chinese Entrepreneurs in 2013, Top 50 Advisors in Canada in 2014 by Wealth Professional.
Howard Brand holds over 20 years of experience in the mutual fund industry having implemented compliance and risk management programs across MFDA Member firms. In addition to his experience in the mutual fund industry, Howard has also held several roles in compliance working with banks, trust companies and insurance companies. Furthermore, he has been a licensed Mortgage Agent and Principal Broker of Queen Mortgage Brokers Corporation.
About Verico Financial Group Inc.
VERICO was founded in 2005 with a single idea: to unite top mortgage originators in Canada and create additional opportunities for this group of highly driven professionals. In 2010, VERICO reached $10 billion in collective loan volume, a number that rivaled the mortgage business of the big 5 banks in Canada. Today, VERICO originates over $18 Billion in volume. Operating at the highest degree of professionalism, excellence, integrity and ethical standards, we help 45,000+ families annually with their mortgage needs.
The M3 Group is the #1 originator and undisputed leader in mortgage brokerage across Canada. With 8300+ brokers and more than $50 billion in volumes on a trailing twelve-month basis, the technology driven, consumer obsessed group and its family of brands, Multi-Prêts Mortgages, Mortgage Alliance, Invis, Mortgage Intelligence, Verico, Simplinsur, M3 Tech, M3 Ventures, M3 Innovation Lab and YourMortgageMarket have a single mission: Make brokers more competitive through innovative technology.
Source: Verico Canada
RIFO uses prop technology as the core driving force to innovate the traditional real estate sales business in a disruptive business model. By enhancing the efficiency of the industrial chain, it provides home-centered products. RIFO has teamed up with more than 20 outstanding strategic partners in the fields of capital, technology, real estate transactions, settlement services, and real estate finance.
Taking "Let everyone have a house and a home" as the corporate vision, we are committed to building RIFO into the world's largest real estate settlement ecological mobile trading platform.
The Eurasian Economic Union space has the potential for foreign entrepreneurs and investors. These and other issues were discussed at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Toronto. Canadians' interest in the market of the Eurasian Economic Union is growing with Kazakh markets offering unique opportunities and a variety of discounts for new investors. The Canadian Ambassador to Kazakhstan said the lack of information provided to businessmen exists and "such meetings will help change the situation." A special Business Council was established to promote cooperation between Kazakhstan and Canada. Chairman of the Board of "Kazatomprom" Askar Zhumagaliyev and President of Cameco Corporation Tim Gittel are chairing the meeting. The parties have recently signed the corresponding agreement.
Robert Fotheringham, CEO and Co-Founder of Fotheringham & Fang Investment Company said in his interview: "In recent years the relations between Kazakhstan and Canada have been developing considerably. Many of our regions are working directly with the country. In order to strengthen our cooperation in the future, we must conduct meetings like this one, to help recognize respective markets’ strengths and opportunities for collaboration".
Interview with China-Canada Business Times magazine: "Robert Fotheringham: Immigrants are Brave " [方伯翰: 移民的勇气可嘉——多伦多证券交易集团股票交易部高级副总裁专访]
“Immigrants are brave,” says Robert Fotheringham. “They are entrepreneurial, bold, enthusiastic, and not afraid to take risks.” Fotheringham should know. His parents were immigrants to Canada from Scotland."
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Hong Kong Tourism Board in Canada is anticipating of a lucky Year of the Dog with the launch of a new Hong Kong - Canada travel marketing campaign and other initiatives.
On February 22, the HKTB was joined by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) for its annual Chinese New Year reception, held this year at Soho's Luckee by Susur Lee in downtown Toronto. The event included an appearance by the celebrity chef himself, who prepared a dish with a little help from the HKTB’s Canadian Director Michael Lim and HKETO Director Kathy Chan.
In her welcoming remarks, Director Kathy Chan, updated guests on the economic performance of Hong Kong in 2017 and stressed that the city continued to prosper under the “one country, two systems” principle. "Hong Kong has been crowned as the world’s freest economy for 24 consecutive years by the United States' Heritage Foundation. We also continued to top the Fraser Institute’s World Economic Freedom Index every year since its first report in 1995," Miss Chan said.
Miss Chan highlighted that Hong Kong is working to introduce a two-tier profits tax system, which will enhance Hong Kong’s attractiveness as a premier place to do business. Specifically, the corporate profits tax rate for the first HK$2 million profits (around CAD$300,000) will be halved from 16.5% to 8.25% and Hong Kong aims to implement this new tax rate within 2018.
Robert Fotheringham, CEO of Fotheringham&Fang Group, joined Mr. Xue Bing, Consul General of P.R. China, MPP, Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade at the special invitation events, which marked the official commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the sister city relations.
The celebratory events, hosted by City of Markham and Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and organized by Culture and Economic Development Department, City of Markham, Canada Hubei Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Affairs Office, Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), attracted over 200 of senior executives and business owners representing sectors such as hi-tech, life sciences, real estate, investment & financial services, engineering, new energy, eco-tourism, fashion, fine arts and culture.
Markham’s Economic Alliance Program creates a global network of business relationships with communities and business groups in strategic market locations, in an effort to create an international awareness of Markham’s business assets and geographic benefits.
The unprecedented economic growth in China has created a huge demand for urban land. Since the central government enacted the Regulation for Conveyance of State-Owned Land through Bidding, Auction, and Post in 2002, an urban land market in each city has been officially established and the right to urban land use for commerce, tourism, entertainment, and residence must be conveyed through the open market mechanism. Meanwhile, restrictions on mobility have been gradually lifted and many rural residents have been encouraged to migrate to urban areas to look for opportunities. As a result, market forces have shown increasingly significant influences on urban land allocation and urban land use pattern has started to reflect not only government planning but also the equilibrium of market forces.
One of the Top Ten state level Economic Development Zones with the highest investment potential in China is Changsha, capital of Hunan province.
Robert m. Fotheringham visits Zarechie Recreation & Real Estate Project development site as a part of eurasia deal tour
Robert m. Fotheringham presents at the international innovation conference in "silicon valley of the north" waterloo
The ICC 2014 "NEW HORIZONS OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION THROUGH INNOVATIONS AND HIGH-TECH BUSINESS" INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE addressed all aspects of globalization in the start-up and innovations community as well as knowledge exchange and technology transfer in the context of start-up incubators and innovation hubs. The conference brought together industry, academia and government for successful growth of innovative international businesses.
The Globe and Mail "Canadian firms with ties to Russia urge Ottawa to limit sanctions". Robert Fotheringham, Founding Partner of Fotheringham & Fang Group and Toronto Chairman, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association, comments on the sanctions
CBC News Canada "Canada's economic ties to Russia" - Interview with Robert Fotheringham, Founding Partner of Fotheringham & Fang Group
BNN Business Network Television, "Conflict in Crimea: Russian Markets Rebound" - Interview with Robert Fotheringham, Founding Partner of Fotheringham & Fang and Toronto Chairman, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association
Robert Fotheringham, Founding Partner of Fotheringham & Fang Group, speaks at The International Economic Forum of the Americas 2013
The International Economic Forum of the Americas
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Robert Fotheringham speaks at the Shandong Ontario Round Table 2013 in Toronto sponsored by the Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce, Orbixa Capital Group, Victoria Canada Education Group, Canada Finance Association, the Canadian Association of Chinese Senior Software Management and Shandong Qilu Association.
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BNN Business Network Television "Bringing Russian Capital to Canada" - Interview with Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading at TMX Group
While Canada and Russia share many similarities, Russian invesmtents in Russia may be smaller than you think. BNN discusses bringing Russian capital to the Canadian markets with Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading, TMX Group; Chairman, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA); Executive Secretary, Canada-Russia Business Council (RCBC).
Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Group, delivers the opening remarks at the opening ceremony at the 2012 Global Resource Investment Conference in Shenzhen
Organized by NAI Interactive Ltd. and Market Edge Media Inc., the 2nd annual Global Resource Investment Conference (GRIC) was held on December 11th and 12th in Shenzhen, China.
The conference attracted over 450 industrial, institutional, and high-net-worth individual investors from 24 locations such as mainland of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, and Australia.
Mr. Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange gave the opening remarks at the opening ceremony on the first day of the conference.
Robert M. Fotheringham delivers a Keynote Address at the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Hainan, Chengmai
和讯网消息 2012年APEC中小企业峰会于12月8日-10日在海南澄迈召开，本届峰会的主题锁定“突破之路”，和讯网全程报道。图为加拿大多伦多证券交易所执行副总裁Robert Fotheringham.
2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation SME Summit
WHITHER RUSSIA? CERBA Policy Round Table Conference 2012 attracted business and political elite, including his Excellency John Sloan, Ambassador of Canada in the Russian Federation, His Excellency Georgiy Mamedov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Canada, Andrey Varichev CEO of Metalloinvest Group, Vladimir Trifonov
Advisor to the CEO, Metalloinvest Group; Executive Secretary, Canada-Russia Business Council, Stan Bharti President, Forbes & Manhattan Inc, Sergei Tchetvertnykh, CEO, BayviewRidge Capital and many other distinguished guests.
In the midst of a prolonged period of economic uncertainty throughout the world, offshore investors continue to hold Canada in high regard.
The country’s banking system has been ranked for four consecutive years as the soundest in the world by the World Economic Forum, while Forbes Magazine places Canada at the top of the list of the best countries for business. It has the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio of all G7 countries, and has nurtured a strong equity culture.
“The world’s retail investors look favourably at what Canada offers and want to be part of it,” says Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading, TMX Group.
Robert Fotheringham speaks at "Exploring Canada's Current and Emerging Markets Featuring: Russia" alongside Konstantin Trofimov, Senior Trade Commissioner of Trade Mission of the Russian Federation
Robert Fotheringham speaking at the Imperial Ball "Bauhinia Night", organized by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto and the Hong Kong - Canada Business Association
Robert Fotheringham, Senor Vice President, TMX Group, speaks at “Investing in Russia: “Myths & Facts, Risks & Opportunities” Conference hosted by CERBA in Toronto, Canada
On Thursday, Sept 22, 2011, Canadian executives from Blackberry-maker Research In Motion, the Toronto Stock Exchange, Kinross Gold Corp., and others, as well as government officials shed light on the political, legal and regulatory environment in Russia at a day-long conference put on by the Canadian Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)
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