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Ron Bernbaum

LL.B
Founder
PearTree Canada
CEO
PearTree Financial

Biography

With an extensive background in law, tax and finance, Ron has blended his proven talent for recognizing, structuring and implementing innovative, yet conservative, financing structures with a sincere, lifelong dedication to supporting philanthropic causes.

Amongst his accomplishments, Ron has structured and created an investment fund listed with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, a REIT listed on the American Stock Exchange, and a family of tax-efficient mutual funds for investment dealers. As early as 2004, Ron presented the use of flow through shares to philanthropists and charities as a way to reduce the after-tax cost of giving. Ron has the ability to productize tax-efficient financial products that meet both the policy and technical requirements of the tax legislation and he was the driving force in the first flow through donation transactions, the first CRA ruling and the first Revenu Quebec rulling.

In 2021 Ron was the recipient of the AME 2021 Special Tribute Award for service to the minerals industry in BC. AME acknowledged Ron for his role in creating the Charitable Flow-Through financing mechanism.