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SkyPower Global has hired Nicole Ballestrin as a Senior Vice President, Accounting & Strategy. Previously Nicole was the CFO and Head of HR at McKinsey & Company.

The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights has appointed Frank Allen as an Executive Director. Previously, Frank was a Special Policy Advisor with IIROC.

Garreth MacRae has switched coasts, leaving Toronto to join the finance team of Vancouver-based Portliving Development. Garreth most recently worked in Debt Capital Markets at CIBC.

Potentia Renewables brings on Mike Kosiancic as Head of Acquisitions. Mike was formerly President of Integrated Asset Management Infrastructure Equity Group in Toronto.

Joining HSBC as Senior Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking is Gabrielle Bird. Previously, Gabrielle was a Senior Client Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking at Scotiabank.

Business Development Manager, Lyes Birem, joins Horizons ETFs from LOGiQ Asset Management.

Associate, Peter Buttigieg, joins Onex from the Investment Banking, M&A team at RBC Capital Markets.

TD Asset Management Senior Analyst, Sarah Bewley, has joined RBC’s Global Manager Research team in a similar role.

KPMG Corporate Finance Associate, James Rockwood, has left to create Bazaar Investment Market.

Paul Poon has joined Manulife as a Director, Strategy, Global Wealth and Asset Management. Previously, Paul was an Financial Services, Equity Research Associate with National Bank Financial.

Joining National Bank Financial's Infrastructure Finance team is Analyst, Cameron Santoni, from Berq Capital.

Moving from National Bank Financial's Energy Equity Research Team in Calgary, to join their Infrastructure Finance Team in Toronto, is Tim Sargeant.

Also making the move from Calgary to Toronto to join National Bank Financial is Investment Banking, Analyst, Connor DiStefano from AltaCorp Capital.

In Montreal, Mercer has hired Dominique Savard as a Principal for the Wealth team. Previously, Dominique was a Principal at Manulife.

Also in Montreal, Simon Cousineau joins CIBC as a Mid-Market, Investment Banking, Associate. Previously, Simon was a Corporate Finance M&A Analyst at KPMG.

And finally in Montreal, Valerie Sicard joins Landry Investment Management as an Analyst. Previously, Valerie was a Financial Analyst, FP&A at Bombardier Aerospace.

In Calgary, Budgeting & Planning Analyst Kent Janostin joins Teine Energy from Raymond James where he was an Investment Banking, Associate.

Yingxi Liao joins ole Rights Management as a Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, leaving Valitas Capital Partners where he was an Investment Banking, Analyst.

Global Head of Rates, Bill Haines at RBC Capital Markets will retire on October 31st.