Technology analyst Eyal Ofir is leaving Clarus Securities Inc. and will join Dundee Capital Markets as vice president, technology, equity research on Dec. 18.
In a telephone interview, Mr. Ofir said that he's looking forward to joining Dundee, where he will be able to "compete at a higher level against some of the bigger organizations" on Bay Street. He had been with Clarus for 20 months and was a ranked analyst in the Brendan Wood International survey in 2013 and 2014. Before Clarus he was a tech analyst with Canaccord Genuity Inc. for five years.
Mark Attanasio, president of Dundee Capital Markets said in a phone interview that "[Mr. Ofir] is very respected in the technology space, and he comes with very good corporate and buy side relationships.
"Listening to the buy side guys, technology is a sector that they want to see more of," Mr. Attanasio added, noting that "the retail distribution was keen to see new ideas." Previously, Dundee had never had a technology analyst position.
Mr. Ofir says he expects to be covering companies such as Open Text Corp., Amaya Gaming Group Inc., Intertain Group Ltd., and Redknee Solutions Inc.