Power Corporation of Canada is a holding company. The Company holds interests in companies that are active in the financial services, communications and other business sectors. It operates in three segments: Lifeco, IGM and Parjointco. Lifeco offers a range of life insurance, retirement and investment products, as well as reinsurance and specialty general insurance products. These are offered to individuals, businesses and other private and public organizations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. IGM offers a range of financial planning services and investment products. Parjointco holds the Company�s interest in Pargesa, a holding company with diversified interests in Europe-based companies, including minerals-based specialties for industry, cement, aggregates and concrete; oil, gas and alternative energies; electricity, natural gas, and energy and environmental services; water and waste management services; wines and spirits, and testing, inspection and certification.