Al Vardy

Al Vardy


Al Vardy
176 Larch St., Suite 201
Sudbury, ON, P3E 1C5
P 1.866.561.6757

Al Vardy first connectied to Raintree when he was a client in 2013 while working as an independent financial advisor at Dundee Wealth. Experiencing the market corrections of 2002 and 2008, Al was determined to find better ways to construct investment portfolios. Research kept pointing to the inclusion of private investments. Al discovered his values are highly aligned with Raintree resulting in his decision to join. Al is motivated by the belief that alternative investments, suitable to the investor and in the appropriate balance, provide value to the investor that traditional investments alone cannot achieve.
A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with 30 years in the financial industry, Al’s other roles include community banking manager at CIBC, and regional investment sales manager at BMO. Al is a life-long learner in every regard; from daily research papers, ongoing university and industry programs, and the constant participation in new activities and interests. His main branch of study has been Economics through Laurentian University and The Institute of Canadian Bankers. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and The Professional Financial Planning Course.
Al is currently on the board of the Sudbury Downtown Business Association, is a committee member for the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Downtown Development Task Force, and is a long-standing member of the Sudbury Salvation Army Advisory Board where he occupies the position of vice-chair.
Originally from Newfoundland, Al’s career took him to eight locations before arriving in Sudbury in 2000. With his entrepreneur spouse, they have raised three children together. Of all the places Al has lived, Sudbury is where he feels most at home. Living on Lake Ramsey, close to Sudbury’s downtown, provides a rural/urban combination unlike anything he has experienced elsewhere. Al has always been active in many sports and endeavours, including coaching minor-league baseball when the children were young. His most consistent activities include cycling, mountain biking and yoga, with a very recent (and exciting) discovery of climbing to provide the next challenge.


Alternative investments are not at the periphery anymore – they have become mainstream. Though our investment offerings may not be suitable for everyone, they generally complement most portfolios.


Our Corporate Finance team is focused on identifying the best private investments for our clients. Click here to learn more about the companies that we have chosen to offer.


Raintree chooses to offer only the best private investments to our clients. We are constantly scouring the market to identify trends and opportunities that can be exploited to create wealth. Click here to read about some of the success of several of our past investments.