The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”. Waddell, who is editor, is routinely called on by the mainstream media for perspective on Canadian technology, and has been featured on BNN, CTV News Channel, and the CBC program “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” and has been cited in mainstream print media such as The Guardian, The International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, Canadian Business, Slate, The Lancet , PLOS ONE, Forbes, The National Post, Huffington Post, Techcrunch, Vice, and many others.
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Cantech Letter is focused on those companies listed on the TSX and TSXV Technology, Cleantech and Life Sciences Sectors. Each year we present the Cantech Letter Awards, which honor Canada’s Top Technology Stock and Top Technology Stock Executive.
Nick Waddell, Senior Editor
Nick is President of Cantech Media and Founding Editor of Cantech Letter. Nick has fifteen years experience with public technology companies in the areas of corporate communications and corporate finance. Nick is also a contributor to publications such as Canadian Business and Business Insider. Prior to this work, Nick was a writer and editor with Monday Publications in Victoria, BC and, in the early 1990’s was a VP with one of the world’s first profitable internet sites, Canadian Stock Market Reporter. Nick majored in English and minored in Economics at The University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University.
Cantech Letter features select research from many of Canada’s top technology focused investment banks, including:
Haywood Securities values its independence and its entrepreneurial spirit. Our analysts and advisors seek proven management in young companies that are built around fresh ideas with the potential for rapid growth in the oil and gas, mining and special situation sectors. Haywood Securities offers these investment opportunities to a select group of qualified investors in both the institutional and retail markets.
At Haywood, we foster long-term relationships with the companies we support through our often multiple financings in the capital markets and our ongoing advisory services. Our goal is not only to ensure the success of the venture, but also to build enduring value for our investors.
Paradigm Capital is a research-driven investment dealer. Our sales and trading desk focuses on companies we cover. Our investment banking team provides innovative and attentive service. We believe that teamwork and long-term relationships are the key to exceptional success and growth.
Mackie Research Capital Corporation
Mackie Research Capital is one of Canada’s largest independent full service investment firms, and proudly traces its roots back to 1921. We are privately owned by many of our 350 employees. As a fully integrated national investment dealer, we offer a full complement of capital markets and wealth management services to private clients, institutions and growth companies.
At Mackie Research Capital, independence, innovation and integrity are the foundations of our success. From the pre-boom markets of the early 1920s to the present, Mackie Research Capital has remained an independently-owned firm. We provide our clients with unique products and exceptional personalized service. Our pursuit of innovative approaches distinguishes us as one of a kind. Independence allows our experienced and knowledgeable team of investment bankers, dedicated institutional sales people and top-rated research analysts to do what they do best – provide objective, unbiased advice that is tailored to our clients’ needs.
Industrial Alliance Securities
Industrial Alliance Securities offers a full-range of services to institutional and corporate clients. Focused on Canadian mid-cap and emerging growth companies, our commitment is centered on innovative and insightful research, trade execution based on market intelligence, nation-wide distribution of investment ideas, and offering timely, client-centric financing solutions.
Cantor Fitzgerald Canada
As an independent full service investment bank, M Partners’ first priority is the financial satisfaction of its clients. This is achieved through a knowledge driven effort, which when combined with the extensive skills of the firm’s partners, facilitates superior research and excellent trade execution.
Cormark Securities is a leading independent investment dealer counseling Canadian and international institutional investors and Canadian-listed mid-cap and emerging growth companies from offices in Toronto and Calgary. Established in 1981 as Sprott Securities, Cormark has evolved into an industry leader recognized for its knowledge and commitment to the mid-cap and emerging growth market. Cormark has been rated Canada’s #1 small/mid cap brokerage firm by institutional investors for five of the last seven years, as compiled by Brendan Wood International.
PI Financial Corp.
In its 31st year of operations, PI has emerged as one of the leading independent investment dealers in Canada, providing our individual, corporate, government, and institutional clients with the full spectrum of investment products and services. Our strong capital position, experienced management team, and professional advisors have enabled us to weather the economic downturns in recent years and continue to grow.
Global Maxfin Investments Inc.
Global Maxfin Investments Inc. is a young and dynamically growing Mutual Fund Dealership, committed to providing its Independent Advisors a broad range of products, services, and support needed to grow an advisor’s practice. Global Maxfin Investments Inc., with its affiliated companies, Global Insurance Solutions Inc. (Insurance Brokerage) Global RESP Corporation (promoter and distributor of proprietary RESP product–“The Global RESP”) Global Maxfin Capital Inc . (Investment Dealer), offers its Independent Advisors a variety of marketing and Dual Licensing opportunities. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Global Maxfin Investments Inc. is proud to be a member of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).
Clarus Securities is a research-driven, institutional investment dealer, focused on providing a superior level of service to the small to mid-cap market.
Laurentian Bank Securities
Founded in 1991, Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS) has acquired a reputation for excellence thanks to its research service, trading desks and retail services. With the expertise of some 175 professionals working at its Montreal head office and 13 offices across Quebec and Ontario, the firm, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, holds close to $2 billion in assets under management.
Dundee Capital Markets
Dundee Capital Markets is a full-service Canadian investment dealer with principal businesses that include investment banking, institutional sales and trading and private client financial advisory. Our capital markets group focuses primarily on Mining, Energy, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Industrials and aims to provide innovative research, trading strategies and opportunities for our institutional and retail clients.
Associate Editor, Science
Jayson MacLean writes about science and technology for Cantech Letter.
Jayson is a writer, researcher and educator with a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Ottawa. His interests range from bioethics and innovations in the health sciences to governance, social justice and the history of ideas.
Associate Editor, Life Sciences
Hogan Mullally is the founder & president of SectorSpeak Inc., a Canadian investor relations firm with a focus on the life sciences. He is also a partner in Bridge Relations Ltd., a European focused investor relations firm. Prior to forming SectorSpeak, Hogan led the in-house investor relations team for a TSX/Amex listed Canadian life science company. He also spent 7 years in pharmaceutical sales, marketing cardiovascular, oncology and dermatology products to primary care physicians and specialists. Hogan has completed his MBA, specializing in finance, from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. You can reach Hogan at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter, where his handle is @HoganMullally
Timothy W. Murphy, LL.M, is the principal of Murphy & Company, a business law practice based in Vancouver, Canada, that delivers comprehensive legal advice in the technology and finance sectors. Mr. Murphy articled with a leading national law firm, has international experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris, France, and, until September 2010, acted as in-house legal counsel for a multinational software company. Mr. Murphy holds a master’s degree in law from McGill University. For more information email: tmurphy[at]murphyandcompany.ca. or [email protected]
Check out Tim’s recent article “A Facebook In The Crowd? Get Ready For Crowdfunding 2.0”
Ron is Managing Partner at Razor Capital Partners and President, RES Group Inc. Ron’s blog RES FREE THINKING is essential reading for anyone interested in the world of Canadian technology.
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