Wellington West Capital Inc. to open Toronto downtown branch

    Full service brokerage moves to prestigious address

    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Wellington West Capital Inc., a subsidiary of an
employee-owned full service brokerage based in Winnipeg, today announced that
it will expand into the Toronto downtown core with the opening of a brokerage
office at 145 King Street West.
    The office will be anchored by Tom Dallimore, an Investment Advisor
managing a book of assets within the top 10 per cent in Canada. Having built a
highly successful practice over the past 25 years, Tom joined the Wellington
West team in August 2007.
    "The downtown location will be a big advantage for our growing base of
Toronto clients," said John Rothwell, president, Wellington West Capital Inc.,
"Tom brings a high-quality book of clients and a well-established practice
that we are happy to welcome into our team."
    Known among the Toronto investment community as "independent alley", 145
King Street West has a long history of being the address of choice for
successful independent brokerages.
    Since January 2007, Wellington West has added 10 new teams of investment
advisors, bringing $1.4 billion in new assets under administration. Wellington
West is continuing to recruit aggressively in every region of Canada.
    "As an employee-owned firm, I've found Wellington West has a strong
understanding of how to support the advisor-client relationship," says Tom
Dallimore, investment advisor. "Their ability to provide total family wealth
management with the technology to back it up, is unique among Canadian firms
and very appealing to my clients."

    About Wellington West

    Wellington West is a full-service independent investment dealer
specializing in family wealth management and capital markets services to
institutions and corporate issuers in certain niche markets. With more than
500 employees across Canada, Wellington West provides investment management,
financial planning, insurance, asset management and capital markets services.
Wellington West is an employee-owned company. Founded in 1993 and based in
Winnipeg, Wellington West has become one of the fastest-growing independent
full-service investment firms in Canada, with more than $9.4 billion in assets
under management. Among its many corporate achievements, Wellington West was
named the No.1 Best Employer in Canada in 2007, one of Canada's Fastest
Growing Companies in 2007 and one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for
2006. In addition, Wellington West retained its No.1 ranking for a record
fourth consecutive year in the 2007 Brokerage Report Card survey and was named
No.2 Independent Investment Dealer in the 2006 Financial Post / Starmine Top
Analyst Awards.

For further information:

For further information: Janine Waschuk, (416) 899-2617 or
janine@wellwest.ca; Christian Darbyshire, (416) 419-9953 or

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