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BMO Capital Markets has appointed Chris Taves to COO. Chris was most recently Co-Head of Global Trading Products.

Joining InstarAGF as Partner is Jack Bittan from Capstone Infrastructure where he was an Executive Vice President, Business Development.

Also joining InstarAGF as an Associate is Brittni Scott from National Bank Financial's M&A team.

Jennifer Tkachuk-Tremblay joins Coinsquare as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets from TD Securities where she was Vice President, Sales, Electronic & Algorithmic Trading, Automated Execution.

Coinsquare has also hired the following:
• Susan Buchanan as a Director, Institutional Sales and Business Development from RBC Capital Markets;
• Former XE Money Transfer Head of Trading and Chief Market Strategist, Lennon Sweeting, joins as a Director, Institutional Trading; and
• Vince Leung joins as an Institutional Trading Analyst from Periscope Capital.

CFO Chris Lynch joins Financeit from AlarmForce Industries.

Alex Cohl, previously a Director, Debt Capital Markets for Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, has joined Brookfield Infrastructure Partners as a Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury.

In Montreal, Goodfood Market has hired Philippe St-Cyr Adam as its CFO from Champlain Financial where he was a Principal.

AIP Asset Management's Vice President, Compliance, Lisa Cooper has been promoted to CCO.

Junichi Murahashi joins QuadReal Property as a Director, Investment Management, Residential, from GWL Realty Advisors were he was an Asset Manager, Multi-Residential.

In Vancouver, Glen Nontell joins Western Forest Products as a Senior Director, Corporate Development. He was previously a Director, Investment Banking in Scotia Capital's Diversified Industries Group.

Leaving EY's Audit and Assurance team, is Senior Associate, Ryan Jasen who joins iAnthus Capital Management as an Associate, Corporate Transactions.

Moving from Toronto to Victoria to join BCI as a Private Equity Analyst is Adam Sinukoff who was previously at National Bank Financial as an Investment Banking Analyst, in the Financial Institutions Group.

And moving from Vancouver to Toronto is Laurenn Russell, joining Eastman Resources as Investor Relations Consultant. Laurenn was previously a Business Analyst at Teck Resources.

Joining Purpose Investments as a Product Manager is Josh Bubar. Josh was previously a Senior Investment Analyst for Russell Investments.
BMO Financial Group has appointed Claude Gagnon as President of Operations in Quebec.

Kit Dalaroy joins KPMG Corporate Finance as Managing Director, Business Development and Deal Floor. Kit was previously Partner and CFO of Landry Investment Management.

The Life and Health Insurance division at Munich Re Canada has hired Rebecca Rycroft as Senior Vice President and CFO from Oliver Wyman where she was a Senior Principal.

Patrick Pichette and Dennis Kavelman join iNovia as General Partners.

Leaving Eight Capital where he was a Principal, Cannabis & Healthcare Research to join Canopy Rivers as an Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development, is Daniel Pearlstein.

Also in marijuana, BMO Capital Markets has named Tamy Chen their Cannabis Analyst from her current role as an Equity Research Associate, Consumer Products.

Joining Canopy Growth in Ottawa as a Director, M&A is Will Kostlivy. Will was most recently a Vice President, M&A and Corporate Finance at Potentia Renewables in Toronto.

Phillip Shum will join the Canadian Securities Exchange as a Director, Listings Development, from Gravitas Financial where he was a Vice President.

Equicapita Investments has hired Adam Jezewski as Managing Director, Eastern Canada. Previously, Adam was a Managing Director for Banyan Capital Partners.

BaseCore Metals hires Akshay Dubey as a Director, Business Development from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan where he was a Principal, Natural Resources.

In Montreal, joining CIBC Capital Markets as an Associate, Investment Banking from KPMG Corporate Finance is Associate Vice President, M&A, Marc-Olivier Choquette.

Principal, Jamie Tucker joins Whitehorse Liquidity from Birch Hill Equity Partners where he was an Associate.

Sara Anderson, Women in Capital Markets' former Director of Programming & WCM Eastern Operations is now Manager of Strategic Alliances at Toronto Financial Services Alliance.

Sapling Financial has hired Stephanie Lau as a Consultant from Duff & Phelps where she was an Associate, M&A.

Moving to Toronto from Illinois to join InstarAGF Asset Management as an Associate, is Brian Seong from Allstate Investments where he was an Associate, Private Equity.

CIBC Capital Markets' Colm Kenny joins RBC Capital Markets as an Analyst, Global Investment Banking. Colm was previously an Associate, Real Estate Finance.

Joining DW Healthcare Partners, as a Private Equity Associate, is Cameron McDavid from UBS Investment Bank where he was an Investment Banking Analyst.

Joining Athabasca Oil in Calgary as a Business Development Analyst is Holly Craven from GMP Securities where she was a Research Associate, Oil & Gas.

Also in Calgary, joining Shaw Communications as an Associate, Corporate Development, from Peters & Co. is Alex Mirecki.

In Vancouver, joining Lululemon as a Financial Analyst is Chris Wong. Chris was previously an Investment Banking Analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

Also leaving BMO Capital Markets is Associate, Ashley Chen, to join Moelis & Company in New York.

David Roderick joins GMP Securities as an Investment Banking Analyst from Paradigm Capital where he was an Equity Research Associate, Metals & Mining.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Macky Tall Head of Liquid Markets, and replacing him is Emmanuel Jaclot, from Schneider Electric where he was Senior Vice President, Head of M&A.

CPP Investment Board has appointed Managing Director and Head of Fundamental Equities Scott Lawrence, as Head of Infrastructure.

BMO Global Asset Management has hired Iain Munro, as Partner, from RBC Mezzanine Finance.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Director, Global Treasury Services, Paul Hauck, joins Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group as Head of Canada Product and Sales.

Robin Kozar joins BMO Capital Markets as a Director, Mining Equity Sales, leaving a similar role at Credit Suisse.

Joining Velocity Trade Capital, is Vice President, Institutional Sales, Ashantie Burke, from Cantor Fitzgerald.

LifeLabs has hired CareCru's Strategic Advisor, Micki Gordic, as a Director, Corporate and Commercial Strategy.

Moving from New York to Toronto to join RP Investment Advisors, is High Yield Portfolio Manager, Derrick Jumper, from DW Partners where he was a Managing Director.

Mercer International expands their corporate development team by adding the following:
• Analyst Phelan Regan, from Aquilini Investment Group where he was Director, M&A; and
• Moving from Toronto to Vancouver is Analyst Eric Gould. Eric was most recently at Raymond James on the Investment Banking team.

Annie Ropar has been appointed Canada Infrastructure Bank's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Annie was previously CFO of Aequitas Innovations.

HSBC hires CIBC's Head of Cash Management Sales, John Stubbs, as Country Head of Sales, Global Liquidity and Cash Management.

Tuc Tuncay has joined National Bank Financial from CIBC as a Managing Director, covering Pipelines and Midstream.

In Calgary, Chris Chow joins CIBC's Investment Banking team from the Equity Research team at National Bank Financial.

National Bank has also hired DBRS' Managing Director, Canadian Structured Finance, Jamie Feehely, as Head of Securitization.

Joining BMO Corporate Finance's Technology and Innovation group is Devon Dayton as a Managing Director, from CIBC.

James Rosenthal, previously a Director at GE Real Estate, joins PwC as a Vice President, Real Estate Advisory, Deals.

Joining Valitas Capital Partners as a Principal is Brian Van Allen, former Constellation Software, Director, M&A.

Also joining Valitas Capital is Shelby Canvin as an Investment Banking Analyst from Yorkville Partners.

Firepower Capital hires the following Analysts to their team:
• Josh Phillips joins the Investment Banking team from Intermarket Real Estate Group, where he was an Investment Analyst; and
• Matthew Kelly joins the Origination team from NEI Investments where he was a Sales Associate.

In Calgary, Baytex Energy hires Jim Fairbairn as a Business Development Analyst, from Canaccord Genuity where he was an Investment Banking Associate.