Former Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce equity derivatives specialist Mario Cianfarani is now a portfolio manager at First Asset Investment Management Inc., according to Vlaad and Co., a Toronto-based financial-services recruiting firm.
Other moves in the “Bill’s Buzz” weekly newsletter include:
* Josh Wong left Bank of Nova Scotia where he was an associate in investment banking to join TAP Advisors LLC as an associate.
* Baytex Energy Corp. hired Wes Swanson as a senior advisor in capital markets from Bank of Montreal, where he was in the investment banking unit.
* Royal Bank of Canada hired Daniel Hitchens as an analyst for its North American project finance team. He was previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
* CIBC hired Matthew Norris as an associate for its investment banking energy team from Probel Capital Management.