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Senior Managing Director, Alain Carrier, who most recently led European Operations from the CPPIB’s London office, is now also Head of international.

Cormark Securities has hired Alfred Avanessy as a Managing Director, Investment Banking from GMP Securities, where he held a similar role.

AUM Law has made the following changes to its lineup:
- Alan Sinclair and Jeff Scanlon are now Deputy Chief Regulatory Counsel. Alan was previously at BMO Financial Group and Jeff was previously at the Ontario Securities Commission;
- Previously with McMillan LLP, Sandy Psarras, has joined as Senior Counsel;
- Jennifer Cantwell as Head of Knowledge Management and Privacy. Jennifer was most recently with Royal Bank of Canada;
- Rayomand Golwala as Chief Operating Officer, coming from CCI Group;
- Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President, Kimberly Poster; and
- Erez Blumberger will now serve as President.
- Brandon Throop joins Raymond James as an Equity Research Associate, Metals and Mining, from Scotiabank Global Banking.

Susana Ponce-Froment moves from Scotiabank as a Senior Credit Policy Manager, to FundThrough as a Director of Credit.

Also moving to FundThrough, is Lorraine Leduc from Constant Contact as Director, Business Development.

Leaving Graham Construction as a Financial Analyst, Matt Stellick, moves to RBC Capital Markets as an Analyst, Project Finance in Calgary.

Echelon Wealth Partners hires recent graduate, Steven Sirbovan as an Analyst, Investment Banking.

Moving from BMO Nesbitt Burns - Mayer Investment Group, to RBC Wealth Management is Jack Mayer as an Investment Advisor.

Natalie Chua joins Timbercreek as a Senior Financial Analyst from KPMG where she was a Senior Accountant.

Managing Director Steve Mayer leaves Goldman Sachs, Toronto, to join Greenhill & Co.

Richter hires Clayton Spahn as Vice President, Transactions. Clayton comes from Deloitte Canada, as Senior Manager, Financial Advisory.

Also leaving Deloitte is Associate, M&A, Patrick Matala who is now an Associate, Investments at Mission Investment Group.

Kevin LeBlanc, formerly with Epoch Investment Partners, joins Jarislowsky Fraser as a Managing Director, Operations.

John Miniotis, previously with Lundin Mining as a Senior Manager, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, has recently moved to AuRico Metals as Vice President, Corporate Development.

Beutel, Goodman & Company has hired Senior Vice President Jeff Young to work in their Private Client Group. Jeff moves from Natixis Global Asset Management, where he was Co-CEO and CIO.

Joining Penmore Financial as a Senior Account Manager is Joanne Mustapic. Previously Joanne was a Vice President of Operations at Baicorp Financial.

Moving to Alvarez & Marsal is Scott Asplund as a Senior Director, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. Scott was most recently a Senior Vice President, Western Canada with GE Capital.

Also joining Alvarez & Marsal but in Calgary, as Director, Corporate Finance, is former Dundee Securities Research Analyst Chad Ellison.

Another Oil and Gas Research Analyst, Kyle Preston, was hired by Vermilion Energy as Director, Investor Relations, from National Bank Financial.

Georges Arbache moves to Lazard’s Energy, Power and Infrastructure Team in New York as Director, from KPMG where he was a Vice President, Deal Advisory – Infrastructure Investments.

Mia Morisset joins PSP Investments as a Senior Analyst, Private Equity, from Roland Berger where she was a Consultant.

Moving from Cormark Securities as Research Associate is Mark Taylor who joins RBC Dominion Securities as Investment Advisor.