Raymond James Welcomes Ross Prokopy to Canadian Investment Banking Team

TORONTO, March 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Raymond James Ltd., the Canadian arm of North American investment dealer Raymond James Financial, Inc., today announced that Ross Prokopy has joined its Investment Banking team in Calgary as Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking.

"Our priority in Investment Banking and throughout our capital markets business is to help our clients solve problems and create value," says Paul Allison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Raymond James Ltd. "Our vision is to be the leading mid-market investment dealer in terms of providing superior advice to investors and delivering financing and advisory services to our clients. This is particularly important within the energy sector and Ross will play an important role working with our energy team to enhance our capabilities."

Prior to joining Raymond James, Ross Prokopy was Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets at another independent investment dealer. He has also held senior positions in High Yield and Debt Capital Markets for a domestic bank-owned investment dealer in New York and Toronto.  

"Ross brings a great amount of experience that will strengthen our ability to serve corporate clients with debt, equity and M & A requirements from both sides of the border and in key international centres," said Jason Holtby, Senior Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking. "We remain focused on investing to grow and enhance our service delivery by deepening our client relationships throughout our capital markets business."

Ross Prokopy also served our nation as Captain in the Canadian Forces as a Main Battle Tank and Armoured Reconnaissance, Troop Leader. He was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and the NATO Stabilization Force Medal.  After completing his military service, he earned a MBA from the Yale School of Management and he also graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

"I am excited about joining a team of investment banking professionals who are committed to making a difference to our clients, especially during these challenging markets," said Prokopy. "With our extensive domestic footprint, and impressive cross-border expertise, Raymond James is uniquely positioned to serve corporate and institutional clients with world-class service, advice and execution." 

The Raymond James Investment Banking team consists of more than 300 investment bankers across North America who offer a complete range of capital markets services with strong expertise in mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and syndication. Its advisory services include mergers, acquisitions and divestitures advice / execution, fairness opinions and valuations.

Raymond James offers equity research coverage on more than 1,300 Canadian and U.S. firms, as well as access to capital markets, innovative institutional equity teams and leading-edge financial products and services. Through its network of approximately 6,700 Financial Advisors across North America, Raymond James serves more than 2.7 million individual investors and their families, and manages more than $650 billion in client assets under administration.

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SOURCE Raymond James Ltd.

For further information: Peter Kahnert, SVP, Corporate Communications and Marketing: (416) 777-7052, peter.kahnert@raymondjames.ca


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