Great-West Lifeco (TSX: GWO) is a Winnipeg-based international financial services holding company. It focuses in the businesses of life insurance and health insurance, retirement and investment services, wealth management and reinsurance. The company operates in Canada, the United States and Europe. It has a number of brands running under its umbrella, including Canada Life, Putnam Investments, Empower Retirement and Irish Life. The company was founded by an insurance agent named Jeffry Hall Brock in Winnipeg, Canada, in the year 1891.