Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. announces the hiring of David Vankka as
Vice-President, Risk management, based in Calgary

TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., one of Canada's pre-eminent wealth management firms serving high net worth investors, is pleased to announce that David Vankka has joined the Firm as Vice-President, Risk Management.

Mr. Vankka will be based in Calgary and will bolster the Firm's efforts to serve clients throughout western Canada. Mr. Vankka joins Gluskin Sheff from Tristone Capital Inc., where, for the past seven years, he was Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Trading.

"We are very excited to welcome David to our growing team. We are committed to providing a platinum level of service to our clients, and David strengthens our ability to do so for our western-based clients," said Jeremy Freedman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

"I am excited to be joining the Gluskin Sheff team," said Mr. Vankka. "In my view, their investment platform is the best in the country, and I am looking forward to working with the team and the Firm's clients who are amongst the most noted business people and families in Canada."

Mr. Vankka brings to Gluskin Sheff over 15 years of capital markets experience, with a strong background in institutional trading and investment banking, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Tristone Capital Inc., Mr. Vankka held senior positions at Peters & Co. Limited and at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Vankka is a Chartered Accountant, a CFA charterholder, and is a director of the Calgary CFA Society.

Founded in 1984, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. is one of Canada's pre-eminent wealth management firms serving high net worth private clients and institutional investors. Gluskin Sheff offers equity and fixed income investment portfolios in addition to being one of the largest managers of alternative investments in Canada. The Company's Subordinate Voting Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "GS". For more information about the Company, please visit our website at

SOURCE Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

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