Paul Reynolds Appointed Chairman at Canaccord U.K., Vlaad Says

Canaccord Financial Inc. appointed Chief Executive Officer Paul Reynolds chairman of its U.K. unit, replacing Tim Hoare, according to Vlaad & Co., a Toronto-based financial-services recruiting firm.

Other moves noted in the “Bill’s Buzz” weekly newsletter include:

* National Bank of Canada (NA) hired Alex Smith as a managing director of its diversified investment banking team from Morgan Stanley in the U.K.

* In New York, RBC Capital Markets added William Argiriou and J. Chris McCormack as co-heads of the energy futures desk. Both join from UBS where Argiriou was head of New York commodities and McCormack was executive director, exchange traded derivatives.

* Bastion Infrastructure Group added Lindsay Caldwell as a senior associate, investments from Borealis Infrastructure.

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