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Cantor Fitzgerald reaches out to Canadian tech community

Almost exactly a month after financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. snapped up the 16-person investment dealer team at Versant Partners Inc., Canada’s undersized tech sector is getting some attention.

Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Shawn Matthews was in town Thursday for the company-sponsored Canadian Growth Technology Conference. He sought to hook hopeful tech firms up with some possible investors, but this was just the first phase in a bigger plan to get Canadian’s to better recognize his firm’s name.