Charlie Unplugged - National Tour with Wellington West Founder and CEO

    Nearly 600 investors gathered in Toronto to hear top six strategies

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Charlie Spiring, founder and CEO of one of
Canada's leading independently owned investment firms, spoke to an audience of
nearly 600 guests at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last night.
Mr. Spiring provided his top six investment strategies for navigating current
market volatility. This seminar marks the official kick-off of an eight-city
speaking tour.
    "Many of us can be our own worst enemy when it comes to investing," said
Mr. Spiring. "Having been through seven bear markets I've learned a few
techniques to guide our clients and help them avoid making emotional mistakes
in their portfolios."
    Mr. Spiring's strategies include: Follow the leaders; Core and explore;
Cover that call; The New 80/20 rule; Hedge your strengths; and, Dividends are

    The Charlie Unplugged tour will continue to the following cities:
        October 20 - London
        October 21 - Kitchener-Waterloo
        October 22 - Montreal
        November 12 - Calgary
        November 26 - Victoria
        November 27 - Vancouver

    About Clearsight

    The Clearsight Investment Program is the dominant provider of affinity
wealth management services for alumni and professionals in Canada. Clearsight
has partnered with 22 leading universities, representing more than two million
well-educated and top income-earning professionals in Canada.

    About Wellington West

    The Wellington West group of companies provides full-service brokerage,
financial planning, asset management and capital markets services. Principal
among its operations is Wellington West Capital Inc., a member of CIPF and a
full-service investment dealer with offices across Canada. In the 15 years
since its inception, the employee-owned Wellington West has become one of the
largest and fastest-growing independent full-service investment operations in
Canada with more than $9.6 billion in assets under administration. Among its
many corporate achievements, Wellington West has earned one of the top two
spots as Best Employer in Canada for the past three years, named one of
Canada's Fastest Growing Companies in 2007 and re-qualified as one of Canada's
50 Best Managed Companies in 2007. In addition, Wellington West ranked No. 3
in the 2007 Brokerage Report Card survey, having held the No. 1 spot for four
of the past five years. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: or an interview with Charlie Spiring, contact:
Amy Maraone, (416) 313-3061 or; Janine Waschuk, (416)

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