Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Appoints Deputy Chief Investment Officer in UK Operations

LONDON, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Champion as Deputy Chief Investment Officer in its UK Wealth Management business. Based in London, Richard will work closely with Nigel Cuming, Chief Investment Officer, and will play a key role in managing assets in the firm's onshore discretionary client portfolios, while leveraging the broader resources of the Canaccord Genuity platform, including its proprietary stock screening and idea generation tool, Quest®.

"Richard brings valuable insight and expertise to our existing stock selection and asset allocation capabilities," said David Esfandi, Chief Executive Officer, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited in the UK. "With a proven track record of strong portfolio performance, Richard is the ideal candidate to help enhance the implementation of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management's investment decisions across our client portfolios."

Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, Richard was Chief Investment Officer at Sanlam Private Investments (UK), where he was instrumental in the development and launch of its unified investment proposition.  Previously, he was the European Fund Manager at Pavilion Asset Management (which was acquired by Sanlam in 2008) from 1994 to 2004.


Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management provides 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, Australia, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.


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, Australia, the UK and Europe.  Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and Barbados.  To us there are no foreign markets.

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX and the symbol CF. on the London Stock Exchange. 

SOURCE Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

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