Bay Street Buzz
This information courtesy of Bill Vlaad of Vlaad & Co.:
Recent Thomas Weisel Partners’ hires:
Eamon Hurley joins the Energy Investment Banking practice in Calgary. Most recently, Hurley was the Vice President & General Counsel at TAQA North Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company. Dan Bruno left GMP Securities to join as a Managing Director in Technology group in Toronto.
Mark Armstrong is joining National Bank Financial to head up its Electronic Trading initiative. Most recently, Armstrong was a Trader and Portfolio Manager at Amaranth.
Dr. Geoff Houlton has joined Union Securities as their Healthcare Analyst with Associate, Ilya Shubin. Houlton and Shubin were at LOM.
David Conacher, most recently with Clarus Securities, is joining Evergreen Capital Partners on their trading desk.
Steven Velimirovic has left his position as an Investment Banking Associate in the Metals & Mining group at BMO Capital Markets to join UBS as a Vice President in Toronto.
Canadian boy, Mark Dalton has agreed to move from UBS` London office to New York to assume responsibility for Structured ECM in the Americas.
Some changes at RBC Capital Markets:
Vito Sperduto has joined as a Managing Director in M&A in New York.
Corporate-Loan Banker Patti Perras Shugart has joined as a Managing Director from CIBC World Markets.
Daniel Heimowitz is now a Managing Director of its Infrastructure practice in New York. Heimowitz was previously at Lehman Brothers.
Ryan Dolan is moving to the Institutional Equities desk as a Mining Specialist from his desk as a Research Associate in the Global Mining Research team.
Daniel Wong joins Jeff Wigle (BB Mar. 20) at Connor, Clark, and Lunn Private Capital as a Junior Portfolio Manager in Vancouver.
Rafi Khouri is leaving Canaccord’s London Research team where he was an International Oil & Gas Analyst to move back home joining Raymond James’ Calgary Energy Research team covering the same sector.
Sean Boyle is also joining Raymond James to cover U.S. accounts on the Toronto Institutional Equity Sales desk. Boyle was previously at Coventree Capital Group.
Allan Candelario has left Fraser Mackenzie to join TD Securities’ Technology – Software and Services Research team as Scott Penner’s Associate.