Canada’s banks quietly shedding jobs as recruiters warn of rampant overhiring in recent years

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This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail.By Jameson Berkow and Stefanie Marotta. Slowly but steadily, Bay Street is slashing jobs. Royal Bank of Canada RY-T +0.16%increase chief executive Dave McKay all but announced imminent layoffs in May, when he acknowledged in a conference call with analysts that the bank had “overshot” hiring by “thousands of people.” […]

A Look at the Private Equity Sector in Canada

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This article first appeared on Hunt Scanlon Media Like in many other regions, the private equity sector in Canada is expressing a mixed forecast for the rest of this year. While some firms are experiencing healthy fund raising and deal activity, others are curtailing targets and managing LP liquidity concerns, given the 20-year low in […]

Vlaad and Company Latest Company to Sign WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge

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Vlaad and Company is proud to sign WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge. See the full list of signatories on their website. We are committed to building on the unique talents, experiences, and perspectives of all individuals and our policies reflect this commitment. The WCM Parent Leave Pledge is a key step to help foster a more […]

Canadian dealmakers expect low-carbon shift will drive mining M&A


This article first appeared in Reuters.By Maiya Keidan TORONTO, April 20 (Reuters) – Canadian advisors to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expect a shift toward low-carbon technologies and government subsidies for them will spur dealmaking in mining for years to come and some are already gearing up for it. Critical minerals including copper, nickel, lithium, and cobalt […]

Awards 2022

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Best Executive Financial Recruitment Firm, Canada (Corp Today Magazine)
Best Executive Financial Recruitment Firm, Canada (Global Business Awards)

Canadian Capital markets focused Executive Financial Recruitment Firm of the Year (Global Business Insight Awards)

Bankers face modest year-end bonus cuts this year but bigger pain ahead


This article first appeared in the Globe and Mail. Written by Jameson Berkow. Bay Street bankers who were bracing for major cuts to year-end bonuses can expect some delay to their disappointment, but the respite will likely be brief. Despite a dramatic drop in deal flow and volatile market conditions, compensation experts say a tight labour market and […]

Canada expected to buck trend of big investment banking layoffs


This article first appeared in Reuters. Reporting by Maiya Keidan Editing by Denny Thomas and Deepa Babington. TORONTO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Some of Canada’s top investment banks plan to maintain staffing levels to meet client expectations for the same level of coverage through the ups and downs of business cycles, head hunters and industry […]

Awards 2021

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Most Outstanding Executive Financial Recruitment Firm, Canada (Global Business Insights Awards)
Best Leading Financial Recruitment Services, Canada (Global Business Awards)
Best in Private Equity Solutions, Canada (Global Business Awards)
Best in Asset Management Solutions, Canada (Global Business Awards)
Best in Compliance Recruitment, Canada (Global Business Awards)