Canaccord's global wealth management division has been rebranded
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Canaccord Financial Inc. ('Canaccord', 'the
Company') is pleased to announce that its global wealth management
division has been rebranded Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management (from
Canaccord Wealth Management). As a result of this initiative, the
Company's wealth management operations in Canada, the UK, the Channel
Islands, the Isle of Man, Switzerland and Australia now share the same
In the last two years Canaccord has expanded its wealth management
platform into new markets through the acquisition of:
Collins Stewart Wealth Management,
the wealth management business of Eden Financial, and,
a 50% interest in BGF Equities.
This branding initiative culminates the global integration of all wealth
management businesses on Canaccord's platform. The name Canaccord
Genuity Wealth Management also better aligns the division with the
brand of Canaccord Genuity, the Company's investment banking and
capital markets division.
In Canada, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management has 16 locations across
the country, providing wealth management and brokerage services to
individual investors through 178 teams of investment advisors. Our
advisors are entrusted to oversee $11.4 billion of client assets, and
manage $791 million held in discretionary client accounts. Today,
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management manages and administers
approximately $27 billion of client assets globally.
"Today marks a significant milestone for the firm, as we go to market
under a unified global wealth management brand," noted Paul Reynolds,
President and CEO of Canaccord Financial Inc. "In the last several
years our wealth management platform has expanded beyond our
traditional market in Canada, to the UK, mainland Europe and
Australia. The global reach of our business provides clients with
seamless access to international products and services that we believe
can provide investors with enhanced opportunities to generate greater
returns. We put our clients at the centre of all our services, and we
recognize their needs will become increasingly global in nature."
John Rothwell, President of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
(Canada), added: "Our brand has changed to reflect the growing
capabilities of our business, with our focus remaining squarely on our
clients and helping them reach their financial objectives."
ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT:
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management meets investors' individual needs by
searching the globe for investment opportunities. Drawing from our
global network, we look at both the bigger picture and the finer
details. This enables us to deliver long-term investment strategies, as
well as informed, near-term solutions that make a difference locally to
wealth management clients in Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe.
In Canada, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management is a leading, independent
wealth management firm. Our advisors are entrusted with over $10
billion of assets under administration by clients across the country.
With access to financial, estate and insurance planning specialists,
Canaccord Advisors are committed to providing investors with a broad
array of wealth management solutions to simplify their busy lives and
achieve their financial goals.
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management is a division of Canaccord Genuity
Corp., Member, Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the Investment
Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.
ABOUT CANACCORD FINANCIAL INC.:
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Financial Inc. is a
leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with
operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth
management and global capital markets. Since its establishment in
1950, Canaccord 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. Canaccord has offices in 13 countries worldwide,
including Wealth Management offices located in Canada, Australia, the
UK and Europe. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets
division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Ireland,
Italy, Hong Kong, mainland China, Myanmar, Singapore, Australia and
Canaccord Financial Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the
TSX and the symbol CF. on the London Stock Exchange.
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SOURCE: Canaccord Financial Inc.
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