"We hired Ara to replace an individual who was primarily engaged in the management of Ridgewood's compliance affairs.

Beyond the obvious cost savings, the Ara support program provides some unique benefits. Ara is a team of professionals that can offer a greater depth of specialized knowledge and experience than any single internal hire. Furthermore, because Ara advises multiple independent portfolio managers on an ongoing basis, they bring a well rounded industry perspective that an individual who works for one firm simply cannot offer."

John Simpson
Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc.

About Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc.

With more than one billion dollars in assets under management, Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc. (Ridgewood) is a trusted investment advisor to charitable foundations, First Nations mandates, pension funds and high net worth individuals. The firm also manages an exchange traded fixed income fund, the Ridgewood Canadian Investment Grade Bond Fund.

John H. Simpson and Paul Meyer formed Ridgewood in 2008 with a team of seasoned and well respected investment professionals. John has previously held a number of senior positions in the industry including past President of Fidelity Investment Canada Inc., where he grew the firm to the 6th largest mutual fund company in Canada. Paul has been an analyst and portfolio manager for over twenty years.

For more information on Ridgewood, please visit www.ridgewoodcapital.ca

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Vipool Desai


Vipool is President of
Ara Compliance Support,
which he co-founded
in 2006.

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