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Bill Ritchie

VP Inst Partnerships


With a rich experience spanning over 30 years, Bill has made significant strides in the financial services industry, starting from managing a bank branch to transitioning into investment advisory services in the 1990s. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish GIC Direct, a Canadian marketplace dedicated to GICs. Under his leadership, GIC Direct achieved remarkable success, amassing assets exceeding $600 million and building extensive networks with Credit Unions, Trust Companies, and Banks across Canada. The pinnacle of his entrepreneurial journey came in 2022 when he successfully sold GIC Direct to an independent financial services firm.

Key Responsibilities

Bill Ritchie is providing independent wealth managers and financial institutions with exposure to Cypress Hills’ private credit strategies and direct participation interests.

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