Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Continues Expansion in Institutional Equity Sales and Trading

NEW YORK and TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, part of the leading global financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., today announced the expansion of its Institutional Equity sales and trading team with the appointment of Brennan Howard, Gabe Vinizki and Kristofer Fisher, who all joined from Stifel Nicolaus Canada.  Messrs. Howard and Vinizki join as Managing Directors and Mr. Fisher joins as Vice President, and will be based in Toronto.  They will report to Laurence Rose, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation.

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"We welcome the depth and breadth of expertise these outstanding professionals bring to our clients.  The expansion of our institutional equity sales and trading business demonstrates our longstanding commitment and focus on providing clients with strong sector and product knowledge," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  "Our global distribution platform is among the largest and most expansive in the industry, and these hires reinforce our continued effort in building upon this network in Toronto and other key financial markets."

"The appointment of Brennan, Gabe and Kristofer to our team underscores Cantor's dedication to expanding our global footprint and providing clients with the full-service resources of our firm," said Mr. Rose.

Mr. Howard served as Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales and Trading at Stifel Nicolaus Canada.  Previously, he held positions at Raymond James Limited, Jennings Capital and Galileo Equity Management.  Mr. Howard holds a B.A. in Psychology and B.Com. from the University of Windsor.

Mr. Vinizki served as Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales at Stifel Nicolaus Canada, where he focused on research sales in Toronto and Vancouver.  Prior to that, he held senior positions at Desjardins Securities Inc. and United Financial Group.  Mr. Vinizki holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. Fisher was Vice President Sales Trading at Stifel Nicolaus Canada, where he focused on institutional agency sales trading.  Before that, he held positions at Wellington West Capital and D&D Securities.  Mr. Fisher received his B.Com. from Ryerson University.

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