Bay Street Buzz
This information courtesy of Bill Vlaad, of Vlaad and Co.:
“Scotia Capital scoops three CIT Infrastructure players. Andrew Bloom, Charles Halam-Andres and Peter Kinkartz join the new Infrastructure Advisory group in July.
Vanessa Gardiner, the former CCO at Research Capital left to also join Scotia Capital to head up Institutional Trade Compliance.
Vice-Chair and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch Canada, Paul Allison, joins Raymond James as Co-President and Co-CEO with Peter Bailey.
Kevin Dalton has taken on the role of President of Blackmont Capital Inc. from Wayne Adlam who left the firm this week. Dalton was previously the Head of Investment Banking.
George Vasic is taking on the Head of Research title once again for UBS Securities Canada replacing John Graham. Vasic will continue to perform the Equity Strategist and Canadian Chief Economist roles.
UBS Securities Canada lost long-time Equity Product Manager Bill Verner, who left to become the Head of Thomas Wiesel’s Canadian operations.
The Toronto office of UBS has brought up Trader Ripal Patel from Connecticut. And Liability Trader Bryan Lopushinsky re-joined the Toronto team by way of a short stop at Citigroup.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) lost one of its Senior PM’s in Global Corporate Securities, as John Durfy moved to become a Managing Director of Global Equities at OMERS.
Jamie Golombek, Tax Specialist, frequent National Post Tax Columnist and AIM Trimark employee joined CIBC Private Wealth Management.
Ramez Milad is moving as an Associate from Research to Investment Banking at Wellington West Capital Markets where he will continue to focus on Agricultural companies. WWCM also hired Senior Electronic Equity Trader Stephen Burns from ITG Canada Corp. and Institutional Agency Trader Keith Gilday from Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc.
Greg Walker who was formerly on the Fixed Income team at Dundee Securities joined Barclays Global as a Principal, Exchange Traded Products.
Shameze Rampertab, previously at Jennings Capital as Senior Healthcare and Biotech Analyst, has joined Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Limited “LOM” as Partner, Healthcare Investment Banking.
Leede Financial Markets hired former Raymond James Technology Analyst Arash Yazdani to cover “Clean Technology”.
Marianne Godwin, former Communications and Media Analyst at Octagon Securities has joined the team at D&D Securities.
CIBC World Markets promoted Alex Artamonov to the Infrastructure Equity Research team as their new Associate.