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Peter Virvilis joins Haywood Securities as CFO. Before Haywood, Peter worked as Executive Vice President of Operations and Treasurer of Canaccord Financial.

Also at Haywood, former Energy Analyst Darrell Bishop has been appointed Head of Research.

Stasha Ninkovic joins LOGiQ Asset Management as COO from CIBC Mellon where she was Assistant Vice President, Account Management and Client Solutions.

Heather Killian returns to CIBC as Executive Director, Prime Services Group, from Instinet.

DAVIDsTEA has appointed Joel Silver as President and CEO. Joel was most recently General Partner at TrilogyGrowth.

CIO, Suzann Pennington, joins Foresters Asset Management from CIBC Global Asset Management where she was also Managing Director, and Head of Equities.

Lauching Vertu Capital, is Lisa Melchior who was most recently Managing Director at OMERS Private Equity.

Origin Merchant Partners hires Christopher Solda as an Investment Banking Associate. Most recently, Christopher was a Vice President at Deloitte Corporate Finance.

J2 Capital Management hires AltaCorp Capital's Director of Trading, Peter O'Connell, as Managing Director of Sales.

Joining Fiera Capital as Vice President, Retail Markets, is Richard Minuk, from Excel Funds Management where he was an External Wholesaler.

Brad Wood joins Borealis Infrastructure as an Investment Associate. Most recently, Brad was a Private Equity Associate at The Elmira Group.

Joining K2 & Associates Investment Management from Dundee Capital Partners is Mining Analyst Erik Bermel.

Simon Bibeau has joined Northleaf Capital’s Infrastructure Investments team in Toronto. Most recently, Simon was in New York with Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Joining RBC's Mid Market M&A team as Associates, are Nisarg Shah, in Toronto, and Meagan Wood, in Calgary. Nisarg was most recently a Manager at PwC, and Meagan was most recently a Senior Associate, Financial Advisory with Deloitte.

BMO Capital Markets has hired the following junior investment bankers:
- Alex Watt, previously an Associate Director, M&A at Standard Chartered Bank joins BMO’s Metals and Mining team;
- Joining the Power & Energy Infrastructure team as an Associate is Matt Vines. Matt was previously an Associate M&A at CIBC; and
- And the M&A team welcomes Michael Karp who was formerly with Canaccord Genuity as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Joining the CIBC Capital Markets' M&A team is Investment Banking Analyst Scott Villeneuve from Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.

Equities Analyst Alex Syrnyk leaves RBC Global Asset Management to join CIBC Asset Management.

And joining Scotiabank's M&A team is Chedly Bediri, most recently with National Bank Financial as an Investment Banking Analyst.