Dundee Capital Markets is making waves Thursday by landing a new head of investment banking, BMO Nesbitt Burns veteran Harold Wolkin.
Mr. Wolkin is a proven rainmaker, with an enviable ability to work in corporate clients across a broad spectrum of industries. That's just the sort of tool box that Dundee needs, as the investment dealer focuses on serving small-to-mid cap growth stocks in most any sector. Prior to moving into corporate finance, Mr. Wolkin was a top-ranked research analyst, covering conglomerates.
This is among the first major hires by recently-appointed Dundee CEO Joanne Ferstman, who came over from parent Dundee Corp. earlier this year, and it's a good one. For the past few months, Mr. Wolkin was vice-chairman of newly-launched investment dealer Sandfire Securities.
Dundee is also upgrading its equity desk, with veteran trader Russ Minor expected to join the team on September 1. In two decades of trading, Mr. Minor has worked for RBC Dominion Securities, First Marathon and, most recently, Thomas Weisel.