TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company",TSX:CF) announces that Merri Jones, ICD. D has been elected to its Board of Directors as an Independent Director. The Company's Board of Directors has eight members, six of whom are independent.
"Merri is a highly accomplished senior corporate executive with more than four decades of multi-faceted leadership experience within the financial services industry," said David Kassie, Executive Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. "I am confident that she will prove to be a valuable strategic resource for our organization as we continue solidify our position as a dominant independent wealth management and capital markets firm."
Merri Jones, ICD.D, is a corporate director and advisor. She has over 40 years' experience within financial services with expertise across sales and marketing, finance, strategy and human resources. She was the first female to lead a Schedule II Bank in Canada, having been President and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate Bancorp from 1986 to 1990. More recently. she was the Executive Vice President, Private Wealth, at Fiera Capital from 2010 to 2015; President of GBC Asset Management in 2008 and 2009; President and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Private Wealth Management from 2003 to 2007; President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of TAL Private Management from 1996 to 2003; and President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC Trust in 1995 and 1996. Ms. Jones had also worked at Chemical Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada, where she began her career.
Ms. Jones was educated at the University of Western Ontario, the Wharton School of Business and the University of Toronto. She has received her ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Jones also serves on the Board of Directors of Data Communications Management Corp.
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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 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 North America, UK & Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. To us there are no foreign markets.TM
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.
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