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COMPANY DESCRIPTIONS

Axcess Capital Partners is part of the Axcess Capital Group of Companies headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, as is a registered Investment Fund Manager, Restricted Portfolio Manager, and Exempt Market Dealer specializing in investments in real estate debt.
The Axcess Capital Group was founded in 2002 to provide investment products by way of secured mortgage funds and syndications that are independently underwritten by our experienced team of real estate lenders on Western Canadian real estate. We are committed to product excellence, investment security, and professional service.
Axcess Capital Advisors was formed in 2010 to provide investment fund management services to the existing Axcess Capital Group investment funds, and have since expanded to offer these services to others in the mortgage investment field. We currently have six mortgage investment funds under administration. These mortgage investment products are offered across Canada as exempt products under NI 31-103 through a network of investment and portfolio advisors.
Further information about the Axcess Capital Group of Companies can be found on our web site at www.axcesscapital.com.

Established in 1994, Richmond Hill, Ontario-based Becksley Capital is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) offering a wide range of Investment options to qualified Canadian investors. Becksley Capital is an Exempt Market Dealer registered in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Becksley Capital was formed 18 years ago to offer individuals alternative investment opportunities within a growing and dynamic marketplace. We believe, while our commitment to bring a suite of conservative, alternative offerings continues to grow, our principles have remained unchanged through nearly two decades in the industry. Our longevity in this ever-changing exempt market is proof-positive that we have the skills, experience and foresight required to succeed in this challenging environment.
Additionally, experience gained as Lead Agent in the structuring and distribution of numerous offerings through affiliated companies, sets Becksley Capital apart from almost every other exempt market dealer in the country.

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The CAIA Association®

Founded in 2002 by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM), the CAIA Association provides the AI industry with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, the global mark of distinction in alternative investments.
In 2002, The Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (“CIFPs”), a professional association, was started by financial planners to provide industry practitioners with the highest quality professional continuing education and support services. CIFPs has now grown to over 4,000 members and hosts the only national financial planning conference in Canada that attracts over 30 sponsors including the top financial services firms in Canada and six hundred participants.
In 2007, CIFP and CIFPs came together as one organization to provide a complete training and practitioner support offering for financial planning students and their employers. By combining the strengths of both organizations, we are now well positioned to provide a total solution from initial qualification through to post-qualification support. As we are non-profit in the interests of financial planning and the industry, we can provide your firm with the best value proposition including substantial corporate discounts and customized solutions. This means substantial cost savings in today’s difficult times for your training and support budget.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.
The Investment Management Group at BLG consists of a team of over 50 lawyers located in offices across Canada who understand the business, regulatory and administrative issues that face participants in the Canadian investment management industry. We have the largest and most experienced investment management practice in Canada, having provided legal services to Canadian and international industry participants for over 50 years. For further information, visit the Investment Management Group page on blg.com.

CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company currently provides custody services to 32% of the Canadian marketplace. Our client base is comprised of approximately 1,100 relationships representing 1,000 domestic clients and nearly 100 foreign financial institutions with assets under administration of more than CAD $980 billion, as at March 31, 2010.
Our clients include Canadian pension funds, mutual funds, corporations, government, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and foreign financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. We work in partnership with our clients to increase operational efficiencies, manage risk, and increase performance.
Built on the strengths and traditions of our two parent companies: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon), CIBC Mellon strives to design and deliver reliable asset servicing solutions to institutional investors operating in Canada. We first began offering asset services to institutional investors in 1996, when CIBC joined forces with Mellon Financial Corporation (Mellon) to form a 50/50 joint venture—CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company. On July 1, 2007, Mellon—our U.S. parent company—merged with The Bank of New York Company Inc. to form the 11th-largest financial services company in the world. As a result of this merger, BNY Mellon is now the global leader in asset servicing with more than US $22 trillion in assets under custody and administration.
For further information about CIBC Mellon, please visit cibcmellon.com.
Copyright 2010. A BNY Mellon and CIBC joint venture company. CIBC Mellon is a licensed user of the CIBC trade-mark and certain BNY Mellon trade-marks.

CommonWealth Fund Services is a well-established, Canadian founded, independent fund administrator. We utilize industry leading technology allowing us to service clients with greater speed, accuracy and reliability.
Based in Toronto, CommonWealth performs fund administration services including fund valuation and accounting, compliance, custodian, and shareholder services. By avoiding needless complexity and investing in the basics, CommonWealth aims to be an extension of our clients' own operations processes.
CommonWealth is a member of the Caledon Trust Company, a federally chartered Canadian trust company, subject to regulatory oversight and minimum capital requirements. As a family owned company, Caledon Trust is independent of banks, hedge funds, and audit firms. This unique approach to financial services allows all clients of the Caledon Trust family of companies to benefit from a service with no conflicts of interest.

CVC Market Point Inc. is an Exempt Market Dealer and a CareVest Group Member Company. From our offices across Canada, our team offers investment opportunities to qualified investors looking for products that are not otherwise available in the general marketplace.
Our Dealer division team works with Exempt Market Dealers (EMDs) to establish relationships allowing those approved EMDs to offer the investment opportunities we have available, to their qualified clients. Current investment opportunities include Canadian Horizons® mortgage investment corporations (MICs) and from time to time, Canadian Horizons land projects.
Contact us at:
Toll Free: 1-866-718-5193 OR visit our website for further information: www.cvcmarketpoint.com
There are risks associated with this investment and mortgage investments. Investment in Canadian Horizons MICs is not guaranteed or secured against company assets and there is no assurance that the historical yield shown will be representative of the yields that can or will be obtained in the future. Mortgage investments are not guaranteed and the market value of land can fluctuate significantly as a result of, among other things, changing economic and real estate market conditions. There are risks associated with an investment in land and investments are not guaranteed. The value of land can fluctuate significantly as a result of, among other things, changing economic and real estate market conditions, and the past performance of our land investments is not necessarily representative of current or future performance.
Canadian Horizons MICs are related issuers of CVC Market Point Inc.

IFSE Institute established www.ifse.ca to deliver one-stop financial services education, in both official languages, to students and organizations across Canada. Most IFSE students work full time in financial services organizations and have limited time to study during the business day. Our courses and study tools are designed to fit into busy schedules, and are available through a variety of delivery methods. For example, our extremely popular Mutual Fund and Life Insurance Licensing courses are available online. IFSE Institute is proud to announce the inclusion of the Exempt Market Products Exam as a proficiency requirement for Exempt Market Dealers – Dealing Representatives and Chief Compliance Officers in NI 31-103. This paper-based course focuses on topics such as the capital markets, the exempt market, know your client and know your product rules, ethical conduct, and features of common exempt securities. The course has been developed to ensure that those individuals operating in this market have the knowledge necessary to offer advice to clients on these complex financial instruments. We encourage you to visit our booth for more information. Please do not forget to ask us about our new job board: careerlink.ifse.ca

A Nomura Group company, Instinet is an electronic trading pioneer, having established the world's first major electronic trading venue in 1969, one of the first recognized U.S. ECNs in 1997 and Chi-X Global, in which it remains the majority shareholder. Through its subsidiaries, Instinet acts as a global agency-only broker, helping institutions lower overall trading costs and improve investment performance through an advanced suite of electronic trading tools, sales and portfolio trading, commission management services and access to independent research.

Interactive Brokers
Successful traders and investors understand that superior technology and lower trading costs can result in greater returns. For 31 years we have been building direct access trading technology that delivers real advantages to professionals worldwide. With consolidated equity capital that exceeds US $3.5 billion, IB and its affiliates process in excess of 700,000 trades per day. In addition, our prudent and conservative risk policies make Interactive Brokers a safe haven for your money. Discover some of the reasons why IB is the professional traders' and investors' choice. IB offers direct access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and funds on over 70 market destinations in 17 countries from a single screen. The IB SmartRoutingSM is designed to search for the best price available at the time of your order, and unlike other routers, dynamically routes and re-route all or parts of your order to achieve optimal execution. IB’s real-time margin system continuously enforces limits for each account, and provides real-time monitoring and risk tools to manage risk. Market-maker designed Trader Workstation (TWS) optimizes your trading speed with a single multi-product spreadsheet interface offering real-time streaming quotes and quick click order entry. Member IIROC / CIPF.

Investment Executive is Canada's newspaper for financial advisors. IE offers insightful, hard-hitting news and analysis for financial professionals — stockbrokers, financial planners, insurance representatives, personal bankers and mutual fund salespeople. IE is read by more than 100,000 Canadian financial professionals.
Up to the minute industry news is available on www.investmentexecutive.com. You can also subscribe to our daily email service, which gives a summary of recent financial industry news.
IE is also available as a Smart Edition. You can sign up to be notified when the next issue is available at www.investmentexecutive.com
To sign up for any of our services, simply visit www.investmentexecutive.com/subscribe

As a successful real estate investment organization within the exempt securities market, The Jaymor Group has been providing investors alternatives to volatile stocks or mutual funds for nearly a quarter century. Established in 1989, Jaymor is a Canadian company offering strategically located, high quality real estate investment opportunities. Its accomplishments include over 20 successfully syndicated multi-family properties in Texas, North Carolina and Florida, making Jaymor one of the most experienced property syndication groups within the industry. Expertise in these markets combined with strong relationships with financial institutions, property managers, brokers and developers allows Jaymor to remain informed of market conditions and trends. Having evolved into a developer of large-scale apartments, luxury condominiums, town homes and high-end student housing in North America, Jaymor is still more known in Canada as a provider of unique real estate investment opportunities.
In addition to its activities in real estate acquisition, development and management, The Jaymor Group continues to broaden its scope to further diversify its global business interests.

KPMG's Financial Services Practice consists of more than 600 experienced professionals across Canada. With access to one of the largest global industry networks we offer customized, industry-focused Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Our Financial Services teams have the experience, technical skills and industry focus to help clients address and overcome sector-specific business challenges. We help to clarify the issues and enhance competitive advantage.

Our Financial Services practice comprises four areas of focus:
• Banking
• Asset Management & Alternative Investments
• Insurance
• Investment Dealers
KPMG’s dedicated and results oriented approach can see you through your toughest business challenges. With our dynamic portfolio, we can help our clients realize their potential.

Founded in 1859, National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has over $152 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,407 people.
The Financial Markets division of National Bank of Canada has a substantial presence in all regions of Canada as well as operations in the United States and Europe. To meet its clients' diverse needs, National Bank Financial Markets offer a wide range of products and services that provide access to leading North American equities, fixed income, commodities, foreign exchange and derivatives markets. With multi-currency electronic execution, clients enjoy timely settlement and clearing. Some of Canada's best research capabilities underpin it all. From securities finance to derivatives and capital introduction, National Bank Financial Markets help clients uncover prospects to fuel their growth.

Quadrexx, a Canadian investment management firm with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Saskatoon, was established in 2003 to create, manage and distribute investment products. The firm has four divisions: Wealth Management Services, Private Equity, Fund Management Services and Estate Planning and Insurance Advisory Services.
Quadrexx offers a high degree of experience and training within its team of investment professionals. In addition to portfolio management, our principals have backgrounds in management, accounting, engineering, computer modeling, and quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis. Quadrexx is strongly committed to professionalism, creativity, and integrity.
Quadrexx has grown to be a niche player in the alternative investment space by offering retail investors the opportunity to invest in asset classes and strategies that are not easily accessible to Canadian retail investors.

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community.
TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group Inc., visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

Virtual Brokers, is an innovative, technology-driven brokerage firm that specializes in providing outstanding trade execution services to sophisticated traders and money managers who demand excellence. In addition to flexible commission structure, All-in-One Account (Equity/Option/Margin/Short), access to New Issues Market , strong Bond and Lending Desks, Virtual Brokers offers Direct Market Access (DMA), free advanced trading platforms, Bloomberg trading venue, free registered accounts, customized algorithms, and up to $10,000,000 CAD in Asset Protection to qualified individuals, corporations and institutions. At Virtual brokers we believe that every day we must earn and maintain the trust of our clients by providing superior, reliable and attentive service. To achieve this goal we rely on sophisticated in-house technology and stringently selected staff. We provide first-rate institutional-like trading facilities and services to all our clients, regardless of their asset size. We can offer exceptional service at competitive prices by leveraging our robust technology and deep understanding of financial markets which in turn allow us to increase our efficiency, reduce costs, and make seemingly difficult tasks easy. Virtual Brokers is a division of BBS Securities Inc. (Member IIROC/CIPF).

Walkers is a leading International Financial Centre law firm with offices in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore. We focus principally on corporate and international finance law with an emphasis on investment funds and capital markets and structured finance. Our firm delivers practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Jersey. We provide legal services to FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and middle market companies.