JAGUAR ANNOUNCES HIRING OF SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENTS

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Jaguar Financial Corporation (TSX: JFC) ("Jaguar" or the "Company") today announced that Robert Bruggeman has been hired to the position of Senior Vice President, Investments. Mr. Bruggeman has extensive experience in the securities industry having worked at Northern Securities from 2000 to 2005, initially as a technology analyst. While at Northern Securities he transitioned to Investment Banking, working in mergers and acquisitions before becoming Head of Research.  

After being hired by TD Securities as a desk analyst on the proprietary trading desk, Mr. Bruggeman spent 5 years at TD Securities generating investment and trading ideas based on company news, fundamental valuation, macroeconomics, sell-side research and technical analysis.   He covered all sectors of the Canadian equity market and market capitalization ranging from micro cap to large cap.   His analysis ranged from ad hoc analysis of breaking news to in-depth valuation work on companies.  

Mr. Bruggeman also directed a very successful multi-strategy proprietary trading account at TD Securities that generated returns exceeding 40% per year, while actively monitoring risk to preserve capital. Mr. Bruggeman left TD Securities in 2010 to join Canaccord Genuity as a proprietary trader.

Vic Alboini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated "Rob and I worked together very well for five years at Northern Securities and I am very pleased that we will be working together again at Jaguar as well as Northern Securities.   Rob will be an excellent addition to our investment team at Jaguar." 

Mr. Bruggeman completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Program in 2003, obtained his MBA from York University in 2000, and his Bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University in 1994.

About Jaguar Financial Corporation

Jaguar is a Canadian merchant bank that invests in undervalued small capitalization companies in a variety of industry sectors. 

The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. This news release may contain certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties not under Jaguar's control which may cause actual results, performances or achievements of Jaguar to be materially different from those implied by such forward looking statements.

SOURCE Jaguar Financial Corporation

For further information:

Vic Alboini, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

416.644.8110

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Kyler Wells, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

416.644.8177

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