ACC has a relationship (including common control) with the following related or connected parties, which receive compensation for the services they perform for the Issuer.
Advanced Alternative Lending (“AAL” or the “Manager”)
Michael Hapke is also the president, CEO, controlling mind, common shareholder, and control person of Issuer’s Manager, Advanced Alternative Lending (or “AAL”). AAL is a licensed mortgage administrator in Ontario. AAL provides management services to AMIC via a Management Agreement. AMIC’s board of directors has the authority to oversee, amend, renew, or cancel the management agreement by which AAL provides its services to AMIC. The majority of the AMIC board of directors is comprised of individuals who are independent of AAL. AAL is not registered with any securities commission in any capacity.
For greater clarity, AMIC does not have staff or personnel other than its board of directors. Via the management agreement, AAL provides any staff needed to operate AMIC. Any persons working for AAL are staff of AAL and not of AMIC. The board of directors of AMIC has no authority over AAL staffing decisions. AAL staff are compensated from the management fees paid to AAL by AMIC; these management fees are paid from the income of the Issuer, which is generated by the investment of share capital by ACC Clients.
The relationship between the Issuer and the Manager creates a material conflict of interest between ACC and its Clients in the following way. The Manager is compensated for its work originating and managing the mortgage portfolio which is funded from the share capital that is originated by the Dealer. The Manager provides all qualitative reporting regarding the mortgage portfolio held by the Issuer.
When performing Client suitability reviews or when reviewing the Issuer for ongoing approval on the product shelf, ACC staff who are also AAL staff are reviewing their own work. There is no impartial or unbiased review of AAL data provided to ACC.
This material conflict of interest is mitigated by the proactive disclosures re: portfolio performance that are posted publicly on the AMIC web site. The Manager has taken the position that via proactive disclosure, potential and existing ACC Clients can review the performance of the Issuer each month in a location that is accessible at all times without having to make a special request for information. The staff of the Manager who prepare these disclosures are the same individuals who are the ACC personnel who perform ongoing product shelf approvals for the Issuer to be distributed by ACC.
The publication of this performance data is in excess of current disclosure requirements for private companies. The data is incorporated by reference into the Offering Memorandum which in turn protects AMIC shareholders (who are also ACC clients, as well as clients of other firms) from misrepresentation.
Mortgage Brokers City Inc. (“MBCI” or the “Brokerage”)
In addition, Michael Hapke is the CEO of Mortgage Brokers City Inc. (or “MBCI”), a licensed mortgage brokerage in Ontario which, through its independent mortgage brokers and agents, may receive compensation from the Issuer when mortgage loans originated by the brokerage are funded by the Issuer. MBCI is not the sole brokerage that originates mortgages for AMIC; AMIC is not obligated to approve or fund any mortgages originated by MBCI. MBCI is not registered with any securities commission in any capacity.
MBCI brokers/agents are independent consultants and are not employees of MBCI. They choose where to place their deals and the owner/CEO has no input on this. MBCI brokers/agents are not obligated to submit mortgage applications to AAL for underwriting for funding by the Issuer. MBCI brokers/agents do not receive compensation in excess of what non-MBCI agents/brokers would receive for applications made to AAL for funding by the Issuer.