Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prominent Investment Banker Alexis De Rosnay to Head Canaccord Genuity

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prominent Investment Banker Alexis De Rosnay to Head Canaccord Genuity

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Canaccord names de Rosnay as new Genuity CEO

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TORONTO - Canaccord Financial Inc. (TSX:CF) has appointed prominent investment banker Alexis de Rosnay as CEO of Canaccord Genuity Ltd., the U.K. and European arm of the Vancouver-based financial services company.

The appointment of de Rosnay, effective Wednesday, follows the departure of Mark Brown, who will continue working with Genuity as a consultant until next March.

De Rosnay, who will also replace Brown on the Genuity board, has had significant experience in running international investment banking operations, most recently as co-head of U.K. investment banking at Lazard and as vice-chairman of Lazard International.

Previously he was co-head of global healthcare investment banking and co-head of investment banking in Europe and the Middle East at Lehman Brothers. Earlier in his career, he was head of European healthcare investment banking at JPMorgan and spent four years at Rothschild Group in London and Paris.

"Alexis' extensive, international investment banking experience and strong leadership capabilities are extremely well suited for this strategically important role," Canaccord president and CEO Paul Reynolds said in making the announcement.

"By combining Alexis' proven relationship-based business approach with our established capital markets platform, we expect Canaccord Genuity will remain firmly cemented as a market leader in the U. …

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