Yorkville Asset Management

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Ralph Desando CPA, CA

Deputy CEO - Alternative Investments
Ralph Desando

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Ralph , Managing Director of Private Investments at Yorkville Asset Management has been with the company since its inception in 2010. He is responsible for leading Yorkville’s strategic initiatives to provide clients access to investment opportunities in high quality Canadian healthcare companies.  He has led the launch and growth of Yorkville’s Health Care Fund into one of Canada’s leading health care investment platforms.  Since its launch, the Fund has grown to approximately $550 mm of assets under administration, growing both CareRX and Southbridge Healthcare LP to become leaders in the Canadian healthcare industry.  

Ralph‘s career in tax at Deloitte, completing the in-depth tax program from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), as well as assisting the institute with its tax program as a facilitator, has provided him with the background to develop efficient tax strategies, investment vehicles as well as the experience to assess value for investors.  Ralph was an instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies in the area of credit and market risk management. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council Compensation Fund, and as Chair of its Investment Committee. He is currently a member of the Southbridge Healthcare LP Investment committee, a member of the CareRX and Proactive Investors board and CEO & Trustee of the Yorkville Health Care Fund.