Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Expands Equity Research Team

NEW YORK and TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, part of the leading global financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., today announced the expansion of its Equity Research team with the appointment of Blair Abernethy as a Senior Technology Research Analyst.  Mr. Abernethy will be based in Toronto.

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"We are delighted to welcome Blair to our global research team.  His deep knowledge and analysis of the technology sector underscores our commitment to providing clients with unparalleled insight and expertise in the technology sector," said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.  "Blair's outstanding reputation and strong institutional contacts extend Cantor's depth of coverage and reflect our unwavering commitment to aggressively expand our research platform in key markets around the world."

"Blair's expertise in this sector will further strengthen our research product offerings in technology and underscores our ability to attract high quality talent globally," said Christina Valauri, Global Director of Research at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

"This is an exciting time to be joining Cantor, and I am looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the research platform as Cantor delivers value to clients," added Mr. Abernethy.

Mr. Abernethy joins Cantor from Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc., where he served as a publishing analyst and Director of Research.  Previously, he held positions at Clarus Securities Inc., Paradigm Capital Inc. and HSBC Securities Inc.  Mr. Abernethy holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from the University of Toronto.

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