PI Financial Enhances Capital Markets Team with Senior Appointments in Toronto and Calgary

VANCOUVER, September 14, 2021 - PI Financial Corp. (PI) is pleased to announce that three talented financial professionals have joined the firm as partners, adding deep experience to PI's Capital Markets group.

  • Brad Ralph joins the investment banking team as Managing Director, Head of Diversified Industries, based in Toronto. Brad has had a successful career as an investment banker at both bank-based and independent dealers, most recently as a Managing Director at Maxit Capital. During his career he has also had roles at Dundee Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets.

  • Kerk Hilton has been appointed Director of Institutional Sales, and will lead the firm's capital markets team in Calgary. Kerk joins PI from ATB Financial where he was a Managing Director and Head, Institutional Sales and Trading. He previously spent almost a decade in institutional sales at AltaCorp Capital, bringing to PI his deep experience and relationships in Alberta. He also has in-house experience in the oil & gas business, including at Suncor.

  • Jennifer Leung joins PI as Vice President, Head of Syndication based in Toronto. She has lengthy investment banking experience, most recently as Vice President, Equity Capital Markets at Canaccord Genuity, with previous roles at Blackmont Capital and TD Securities.

    • In addition, Brodie Dunlop has been appointed Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales and Trading. Since joining PI's capital markets group in 2009, Brodie has risen through a number of roles of increasing responsibility, and was most recently Co-Head of Sales.

      "Our Capital Markets group has continued to earn new mandates and advise on larger and more complicated transactions. Our new partners will add insight, experience and relationships, ensuring we continue to deliver high value-added service to our clients," said Jean-Paul Bachellerie, Chief Executive Officer. "Our entire team continues to perform extremely well. PI's culture of independent thinking and partnership with a focus on providing high quality advice has resulted in another excellent year for the firm. In 2021 PI achieved new records for both revenue and assets under administration and has delivered great results for our clients."

      PI's Capital Markets group offers a full range of services including investment banking, advisory, sales and trading, and research. The firm specializes in small- to mid-capitalization Canadian equities across a variety of sectors – including mining, technology, and special situations. PI has also been first mover and market leader in a number of compelling emerging sectors, including cannabis, decentralized finance and related sectors, and ESG investments.

      Recent investment banking mandates include BIGG Digital Assets, Foran Mining, and Filo Mining.

      About PI Financial Corp.

      PI Financial Corp. (PI) is a leading, independent investment dealer which provides a full range of investment products and services for individual, corporate and institutional investors.

      Founded in 1982, PI has become one of Canada's largest independent dealers with over 300 employees from Toronto west to our headquarters in Vancouver, BC.

      Our experienced Investment Advisors, Portfolio Managers, and Commodities Futures Advisors are driven by a singular purpose of helping clients achieve their investment, capital or corporate objectives. Whether it is planning for retirement, income, or capital appreciation, PI has the advisor suited to your unique needs.

      As one of Canada's top investment banks for small to mid cap Canadian companies we provide expertise across a variety of growth sectors. Our Capital Markets professionals deliver a full range of research, investment banking, advisory, and institutional sales & trading services.

      PI Contact:

      Jeremiah Katz
      Managing Director, Senior Vice President Capital Markets