WINNIPEG, April 28 /CNW/ - For the eighth consecutive year, Wellington
West Capital Inc. has been rated among the top three firms in Canada in
the 2011 Brokerage Report Card conducted by the industry publication,
Wellington West once again had a solid showing on the list, successfully
capturing the number two spot.
"We are thrilled with this year's results. We are a firm built by
advisors for advisors, working together as partners and striving to
provide the very best service to our clients," said Kish Kapoor,
President of Wellington West Holdings Inc. "This year's report card
only further establishes that Wellington West is succeeding on all
fronts, and that we are moving into the future with momentum."
The Brokerage Report Card measures Canada's top investment firms on the
basis of several criteria, including advisor support, product selection
and corporate stability.
Wellington improved its ratings in 67% of the 33 applicable categories.
This strong showing is as a result of continuous improvement and growth
in every facet of its business. In areas most important to advisors,
Ethics, Stability, Delivery on Promises and Freedom to Make Objective
Product Choices, the firm continued to rate very highly.
And this year, in a newly created category, Diversity & Inclusion
Strategy, Wellington ranked number one in the country.
"I love being at Wellington," said Nancy Shewfelt, Senior Vice President
and Wealth Management Consultant at Wellington West Capital Inc. and
Director of Wellington West Holdings Inc. "We do what everyone else
talks about. We promote only based on talent, not on gender, not on
race, not on any other standard. Here, we have no boundaries or
barriers to success."
"Our top ranking in this category comes as no surprise to me. This is
the foundation on which we are built and the principle that we live by
each and every day. Our culture of excellence, inclusion and respect is
reflected in this ranking and evidence that we continue to surpass
expectations," said Charlie Spiring, CEO and Founder of Wellington West
Holdings Inc. "I am extremely proud of this recognition by our partners
and look forward to continuing this trend in the years to come."
About Wellington West
The Wellington West group of companies provides full-service brokerage,
financial planning, asset management and capital markets services. Over
the past 18 years, employee-owned Wellington West has become one of the
largest and fastest-growing independent full-service wealth management
firms in Canada with approximately $10.6 billion in assets under
Among its many corporate achievements, Wellington West has been ranked
in the top quartile of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the past six
consecutive years, named one of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies in
2010, and recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for
five consecutive years. In addition, Wellington West Capital Inc.
ranked in the top three in the 2011 Brokerage Report Card survey for
the eighth consecutive year.
SOURCE Wellington West Holdings Inc.
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