Keith Smith Joins Brookfield, TD Hires Mike Stuckey:Vlaad

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. hired Keith Smith as senior vice president in the private funds group from GE Asset Management Canada where he was president, according to Vlaad and Co., a Toronto-based financial services recruiting firm.

Other moves noted in the “Bill’s Buzz” weekly newsletter include: * TD Securities in Houston added Mike Stuckey as a managing director in its global energy and power group. Stuckey moved from BMO Capital Markets. * Wittington Investments promoted Joseph Walsh to vice president, treasury and investments. * Ashantie Burke joined Industrial Alliance Securities on the sales desk from Mackie Research. * Ironbridge Equity Partners hired Ali Akbar as a private equity associate from KPMG Corporate Finance, where he was an investment banking associate. * Jordan Fish joined Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc. as an investment banking analyst from Nomura Securities. * JPMorgan Chase & Co. hired RBC Capital Markets intern analyst Scott Wong as an investment banking analyst. * Michelle Jennet moved to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in Calgary as an investment banking analyst from UBS Securities LLC.

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