Bay Street Buzz
This information courtesy of Bill Vlaad, of Vlaad & Co.:
“Many departures from Merrill Lynch this week:
– Head of Research, Igor Danyliuk has moved to National Bank Financial in the same capacity.
– CIBC World Markets picks up three: Christian Exshaw has joined as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Global Distribution; Abdullah Malik is now Managing Director and Head of Business Development, responsible for working with technology providers;
Paul Jenkins is joining the London desk as Head of European Interest Rate Derivatives Trading (that has to be a crazy desk to work on in this market)
Kym Anthony has joined Research Capital as Vice Chairman. He was previously the head of Dundee Securities.
Mike Wekerle has given up the mahogany desk at GMP Securities’ new Hedge Fund initiative and has moved back down to the Trading floor full-time. The Hedge Fund is still in operation.
Jean-Pierre Buyze has joined Versant Partners as Managing Director, Investment Banking. Buyze was previously a Mining Banker at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Jean-Francois Giroux is leaving Caisse Centrale Desjardins to join Standard Life as a Derivatives Trader and Portfolio Manager.
Benoit Fredette has ran away to join the circus. He is now with Cirque du Soleil as a Financial Analyst – Capital Projects and Corporate Finance; previously Benoit was an Analyst in the Montreal Investment Banking team of BMO Capital Markets.
Bill Vlaad, email@example.com