Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. welcomes the LePoidevin Group advisory team to its Canadian Wealth Management platform

Operating from Vancouver, the group is responsible for the management and administration of more than $1 billion in client assets

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of the LePoidevin Group, one of Canada's top-ranked advisory teams to its Canadian Wealth Management division. This addition supports the firm's stated corporate objective of growing assets under management to both increase and enhance the long-term stability of its earnings potential.

"The talented group of investment specialists at LePoidevin Group brings valuable economic expertise and deep client relationships to our growing wealth management business," said Stuart Raftus, President of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management in Canada. "Our boutique platform with bespoke solution capabilities is increasingly attracting leading investment advisory teams to our entrepreneurial and independent firm. Our strategy to build a boutique investment firm is proving to be a key differentiator in attracting top investment advisors and high net worth clients."

The LePoidevin Group Portfolio Management team provides high net worth clients with a comprehensive suite of wealth management, financial and estate planning services with support from a dedicated group of established professionals which includes a Financial Planning Specialist and five Investment Associates. The group has consistently earned excellent investment returns for their clients.

David LePoidevin, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager (CIM) has over 25 years of financial industry experience and has been a professional investment advisor since 1988. Most recently, he was with a bank-owned wealth management firm, where he managed client assets in excess of $1 billion. Over the course of his career, he was twice granted the Portfolio Management Excellence award, given to the organization's top portfolio manager, as measured by risk-adjusted returns. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

Marc Rinfret, Portfolio Manager (DMS, CIM) has been a member of the LePoidevin Group since 2008 and is primarily responsible for the management of client portfolios. Marc is a fully licensed Portfolio Manager and holds the CIM designation and Derivatives Market Specialist Designation (DMS).

For more information, visit www.lepoidevingroup.com

Officer titles subject to regulatory approval. Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns.

ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management operations provide comprehensive wealth management solutions and brokerage services to individual investors, private clients, charities and intermediaries through a full suite of services tailored to the needs of clients in each of its markets. The Company's wealth management division now has Investment Advisors (IAs) and professionals in Canada, the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Australia.

ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the Company) is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has offices in 10 countries worldwide, including wealth management offices located in Canada, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man and Australia. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Australia and Dubai. To us there are no foreign markets.TM

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.

SOURCE Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

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For further information: For investor and media relations inquiries: Christina Marinoff, Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications, Canaccord Genuity, 416-687-5507, christina.marinoff@canaccord.com, www.canaccordgenuitygroup.com

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