Bay Street Buzz
This information courtesy of Bill Vlaad of Vlaad & Co.:
“James Quigley was made President of Merrill Lynch for Latin America and Canada. Lynn Patterson remains country head for Canada and will report to Quigley.
Former Head of Sales at Desjardins Securities, Trevor Torzaz, is joining CIBC World Markets as an Executive Director, Client Manager on the Institutional Equity Sales desk.
Scotia Capital has added former CIBC World Market’s Fixed Income Trader Jeff Lunn.
Former Moody’s Investor Services heavyweight Andrew Kriegler is moving back from New York to join CIBC as a Senior Vice-President, Credit Portfolio Management in the bank’s Treasury and Risk-management Group.
Keith Lam has left his Equity Research Associate role at GMP Securities to join GMP Investment Management as an Analyst with his former colleague Tim Lazaris. Replacing Lam on the Financial Services Research Team is Jon Chow from Artemis Investment Management.
GMP Securities also lost Investment Banking Associate Matt Watson to G3 Capital, a private hedge fund in Toronto.
Eric Kougioumoutzakis joined Desjardins Securities’ as a Liability Trader in Montreal. Eric was at CNR’s pension-fund, CN Investment Division.
Thomas Weisel Partners brought in Jon Fredericks from Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director on the Canadian Trading desk focusing on the energy sector.
Anish Joshi is taking over as Senior Healthcare Investment Banker at Blackmont Capital, succeeding the retiring Gordon Larock.
Meanwhile, Craig King left Blackmont’s ECM desk to join the team at National Bank Financial.
Dragan Trajkov joined Salman Partners as their new Energy Analyst coming from Genuity Capital Markets where he was an Associate.
Steve Maletic who left National Bank Financial last month has accepted a job as an Equity Analyst at Northern Securities, the firm he left in 2007.
Raymond James hired up Calgary-based Energy Investment Banker Sonny Mottahed from Canaccord Capital Corp.
In Addition Raymond James’ Biotech Analyst Brian Bapty has left the Vancouver office to join the Institutional Sales desk in London.
Nadine Eugene joined Sentry Select as a Research Analyst. She was previously a Quantitative Research Analyst with RBC Capital Markets.