GMP Private Client launches Guided Strategy Program

    GMP Private Client strengthens its investment platform

    TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - GMP Capital Trust (TSX: GMP.UN) announced today
that GMP Private Client L.P. ("GMP Private Client"), one of its principal
subsidiaries, has formally launched its Guided Strategy Program.
    GMP Private Client's Guided Strategy Program employs a rigorous process
of fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis to develop a focus list of
equity investments from various sectors within Canada and the United States.
    David Andrews, Director, Portfolio Management heads the Guided Strategy
Program and will work closely with the firm's Portfolio Advisory Committee to
manage and monitor the two underlying equity focus lists.
    "Our Guided Strategy Program utilizes a very meticulous and stringent
screening process to identify high quality investment opportunities when
constructing client portfolios," said David Andrews, Director, Portfolio
    "Clients can feel further assured knowing that their investment advisors
have on hand an additional layer of investment due diligence at their disposal
- a key resource in order to thoroughly analyze equity investments," said
James Werry, CEO, GMP Private Client.
    GMP Private Client is also developing a series of Model Portfolios that
will layer an asset allocation process over its two equity focus lists.


    GMP Capital Trust carries on business through the following principal
entities: GMP Securities L.P., Griffiths McBurney Corp., GMP Securities Europe
LLP, GMP Private Client L.P., EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. and GMP
Investment Management L.P. GMP Securities L.P. is a leading independent
Canadian investment dealer focused on investment banking and institutional
equities for corporate clients and institutional investors. GMP Securities
L.P. can be found on the web at Griffiths McBurney Corp.
services institutional clients in the United States while GMP Securities
Europe LLP provides investment banking and institutional equity services to
clients located in Europe. GMP Private Client L.P. is a full-service
investment firm focused on high-net-worth private investors that provides
wealth preservation, income and growth strategies delivered by seasoned
investment advisors. GMP Private Client L.P. can be found on the web at EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. is one of Canada's
leading private equity firms, providing capital, strategic direction and
business and financial advice to help promising mid-market and early stage
companies achieve their full potential. EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. can
be found on the web at GMP Investment Management L.P. provides
investment management services to both high-net-worth individuals and
institutional investors. Through its recently launched GMP Diversified Alpha
Fund, GMP Investment Management L.P will seek to generate long-term
risk-adjusted investment returns through the execution of diversified
investment strategies. GMP Capital Trust is listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol GMP.UN. The Fund's website is located at The Fund has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal,
Vancouver, Geneva, Switzerland and London, England.


    GMP Private Client L.P., a subsidiary of GMP Capital Trust (TSX: GMP.UN),
is a full-service investment firm that serves the needs of affluent Canadian
investors. GMP Private Client's mission is to be the premiere investment firm
in Canada by bringing together the top performing investment advisors in the
country. With one of the most advanced technology platforms in the industry,
combined with access to GMP Securities' expertise in institutional sales and
trading, international research, economics and corporate finance, GMP Private
Client is well positioned to deliver superior investment management,
experienced advisors, independent advice and unparalleled client service. GMP
Private Client L.P. can be found on the web at

For further information:

For further information: GMP Private Client, Michael Ricafort, Director,
Marketing & Planning, GMP Private Client L.P., 145 King Street West, Suite
300, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J8, Tel: (416) 943-6685,

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