Ward Joins National Bank; Goldman Sachs Hires Tanner, Vlaad Says

Blair Ward joined National Bank of Canada from Peters & Co. Ltd., according to Vlaad & Co., a Toronto-based financial services recruiting firm.

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

* Energy research associate Brandon Friedt left Desjardins Securities Inc. for Cormark Securities Inc.

* Edgecrest Capital Corp. added Mark Raguz as a vice-president investment banking from Pinetree Capital Ltd.

* Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. investment banking analyst George Woo left for Borealis Infrastructure as an analyst.

* Michael Spencer, formerly an associate at Dundee Capital Markets Inc., is now at Maxit Capital.

* Former Fraser MacKenzie Ltd. associate Reid McGregor moved to MSCI Inc. as a senior associate.

* Goldman Sachs Group Inc. hired Roman Tanner as vice-president of engineering for a new Calgary acquisitions and divestitures arm of its investment banking division.

* Former Stifel Financial Corp. equity capital markets managing director Amy Freedman is now executive vice-president at Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.

* Paul Rajchgod, former managing director of investment banking at Cantor Fitzgerald LP, joined Mackie Research Capital Corp.

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