Vipool Desai


Vipool is President of Ara Compliance Support, which he co-founded in 2006. Since then, he has been providing ongoing compliance and registration support for independent dealers and portfolio managers.

Vipool and his team effectively serve as a compliance department for independent firms by providing ongoing compliance support that is both comprehensive and integrated, through the application of proprietary processes.

Vipool earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and holds Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. He joined the industry in 1993 as a Compliance Officer for IIROC and has subsequently held a variety of senior industry roles, including running the Canadian compliance operations of an International Investment Bank. Vipool's varied and extensive industry experience has given him a deep understanding of the application of regulatory rules and objectives in different business environments.

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