Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc.

Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc.
Global Exempt Market Solutions

Global Exempt Market Solutions

November 22, 2011 08:45 ET

Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Acquires Global Exempt Market Solutions Creating Canada's Largest Independent Exempt Market Dealer

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) - Darvin Zurfluh, CEO and founder of Pinnacle Wealth Brokers, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Global Exempt Market Solutions.

"Global Exempt Market Solutions has been our closest competitor in the market place," explains Zurfluh, "and we are delighted to have them join forces with us." Zurfluh continued, "We are the 2 groups that were first out of the gates with a brokerage that offered various 3rd party exempt market opportunities to the public investor." Pinnacle will now have over 80 dealing representatives, more than any exempt dealership in Canada.

Pinnacle Wealth Brokers and Global Exempt Market Solutions provide alternative investments under National Instrument 31–103 that allows Canadians the opportunity to invest in private offerings generally not available on the public stock markets.

Recently Pinnacle also struck a deal with Exempt Analyst to bring Canada's largest exempt research firm "in house". CEO of Exempt Analyst, William McNarland, has been appointed Pinnacle's Chief Investment Officer.

"Our partnership creates one of the most sophisticated organizations of its kind in the exempt market sector," explains Global Exempt Market Solutions' CEO, Rick Unrau, "and we will be able to provide services, efficiencies, products, and geographic diversification to both our agents and clients, unparalleled in the marketplace."

In addition to providing exempt market services, Pinnacle also has an insurance division called Pinnacle Wealth Planning, where it is able to offer life, critical illness, disability insurance, and estate planning.

As a result of the merger, Pinnacle Wealth Brokers will be represented by Canada's largest network of registered agents located from Ontario to Vancouver Island. "The new Pinnacle management team will be comprised of recognized leaders in the financial services industry, encompassing various and complementary skills," reports Zurfluh.

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