Bay Street Buzz
Courtesy of Bill Vlaad of Vlaad & Co.:
“BMO Capital Marketsï¿½ retail structured product guru and long-time recipient of jokes regarding his name and his height, Dave Thomas, has left for client firm Bayshore Asset Management to run its offshore banking office in Barbados.
Thank you for all the information on Tom Astle who left NBF and as reported, is now the Director of Research at Dundee Securities replacing Rob Reid.
Rory Ellison, Investment Banking Analyst at TD Securities has accepted a position in the Leverage Finance group of Credit Suisse, Los Angeles.
CIBC World Markets hired David Pritchard as a new co-head of ECM in New York from U.S. securities firm, Jefferies Group, where he originated convertible bond sales.
Nick Szucs, former institutional sales person for Blackmont Capital in Vancouver has resigned to work for a hedge fund in London, UK.
MGI Securities has hired former Clarus Securities junior investment banker Cam Ross into its sales and trading team.
Raymond James hired John Bartkiw to its investment banking team covering real estate and special situations. “