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This information courtesy of Bill Vlaad of Vlaad & Co.:

“Alan Hibben joined Blair Franklin Capital Partners as a Partner in their Financial Advisory Practice. Alan was previously MD in M&A at RBC Capital Markets, CEO at RBC Capital Partners and Head of Strategy and Development at RBC Financial Group.

Marty Gillespie made the move to RBC Capital Markets as a Senior Program Trader with the Program Trading desk, Marty was previously with TD Securities.

Michael Smith joined Macquarie Capital Markets Canada as Real Estate Research Analyst; most recently Michael was with National Bank Financial.

Scotia Capital added a few more people to their team as follows:

· Picking up hedge-fund salesman Craig Gilchrist, joining from BMO Capital Markets

· Welcoming back Mark Vader, as Managing Director, Liability Trading, after a year break from Capital Markets, previously Mark held a number of Senior Equity Trading positions

· Brian Ward has joined as a Director, Equity Derivative Trading Group, bringing experience in U.S. Equity Derivatives trading, most recently with UBS in New York

BMO Capital Markets recently hired Jonathan Price to join their Technology Investment & Corporate Banking team. Jonathan arrives from Citigroup in Toronto, where he most recently was an Associate in their Investment Banking, Media and Telecom group.

Geoff Houlton has been announced as the CEO at Heart Force Medical in Vancouver, most recently Geoff was Healthcare Analyst at Union Securities.

Ranjit Narayanan moved to Union Securities as Special Situations Senior Analyst. Ranjit has had prior Equity Research experience with several Canadian Brokerages, most recently Evergreen Capital.

Pierre-Luc Laverdure joined Prestige Telecom in Montreal as Associate Director, Strategic Integration, joining from Air Canada Technical Services, where he was a Financial Analyst, M&A/Corporate Development.

MPartners added Paul Reid to their Investment Banking team; previously Paul was with Evergreen Capital Partners.

Ovais Habib joined Northern Securities as the Precious Metals Analyst. Ovais was previously with Evergreen Capital Partners.

Bill Vlaad, bill@vlaadco.com
647-426-3890 (Direct)”


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