Cantor Fitzgerald announces expansion of equity research analyst team

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Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, part of the leading global financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., has announced the expansion of its equity research analyst team with the appointment of Ralph Garcea as Managing Director and Senior Technology Analyst.

In addition, Jonathan Samahin and Steven Duenkler join as institutional equity sales traders. Messrs. Garcea, Samahin and Duenkler will be based in Toronto and will report to Laurence Rose, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation.

'The hiring of Ralph, Jonathan and Steven in Canada is another example of Cantor’s ability to attract top talent across all major markets', said Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 'We are deeply committed to hiring seasoned professionals whose knowledge and experience will be instrumental in the ongoing success of our business. We see enormous potential to utilize our extensive distribution platform to deliver creative products and services to clients and companies in the technology and special situations sectors, and expect the expertise of these new hires to expand our existing capabilities and strengthen our customer relationships'.

'Technology and special situations are focus sectors for Cantor Fitzgerald in Canada and are of particular importance as we continue to expand our research, sales, trading and investment banking platform. We have strengthened our ability to identify and research high value technology and special situations opportunities, and to facilitate growth through exceptional sales and trading execution, as well as providing innovative investment banking and advisory services', added Rose.

'We are excited to welcome Ralph to the equity research team at Cantor, and look forward to his collaboration with other technology analysts to deliver prescient insight to our clients', said Christina Valauri, Global Director of Research at Cantor Fitzgerald. 'As we continue to strategically expand our team in ways that will add value to our firm’s client base, I am confident that Ralph will prove to be a tremendous asset to the team. We expect to further enhance our capabilities with additional hires in 2015'.

Garcea previously served as Managing Director and Head of Equity Research at Global Maxfin Capital Inc. Garcea has also held senior positions at Haywood Securities, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Scotia Capital. Garcea holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Previously, Samahin served as Equity Sales Trader and Vice President of Global Maxfin Capital Inc. Earlier, he held senior positions at Byron Capital Markets, Research Capital Corporation, and Fraser Mackenzie Limited. Samahin holds a B.A. in Economics, with a Minor in Mathematics, from Queens University.

Duenkler most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Equity Trading at Global Maxfin Capital Inc. Prior to this, he served as Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management and was the Founder and Managing Partner of Flatiron Capital Management Partners. Additionally, he has held senior positions at National Bank, Scotia Capital, and Burns Fry Limited. Duenkler holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.

Messrs. Garcea, Samahin and Duenkler join recent hires David Tomljenovic, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Technology and Special Situations and Scott Curtis, Research Analyst, Special Situations at Cantor Fitzgerald in Toronto.

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