Rothschild & Co hires Alex Graham as Managing Director and Head of Canada
Senior hire provides leadership and expands sector coverage to drive the firm’s growth in the Canadian market
Rothschild & Co announced today that Alex Graham has joined its Global Advisory business as Managing Director and Head of Canada. Mr. Graham brings more than three decades of investment banking experience to Rothschild & Co, where he will help manage and grow the firm’s relationships with clients in the Canadian market. He will be based in Toronto.
“We are thrilled to welcome an investment banker of Alex’s caliber to our firm as he will significantly strengthen our Canadian presence and provide experienced leadership to our team,” said Jimmy Neissa, Head of Rothschild & Co, North America. “Alex has strong professional roots in Canada and a global network of relationships. His experience, knowledge and leadership will serve our clients well and further grow our leading franchise in the region.”
“The expansion of our capabilities and presence in North America continues to exceed our initial plans and we see continued strength and growth in our business as we further build the team,” said Robert Leitão, Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co. “Alex’s appointment signifies our focus on this key geography, and reaffirms our commitment to serving and providing expert advice to our diverse Canadian client base.”
Mr. Graham has more than 35 years of investment banking experience in New York, London and Toronto. He joins from RBC Capital Markets, where for the last ten years, he headed TMT investment banking in Canada and subsequently in Europe. Previously, Mr. Graham headed the diversified investment banking coverage for Morgan Stanley in Canada and worked for Citigroup in New York. Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Graham was a Special Assistant to Canada’s 17th Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. John N. Turner. Mr. Graham has served on a variety of Canadian volunteer Boards of Directors, including The National Arts Centre Foundation, The City of Toronto Sinking Fund and Investment Advisory Committee, Canada’s History Society, The Writers’ Trust of Canada and the Liberal Party of Canada. He is an MBA graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) with an MBA and has a B.A. from Trinity College (University of Toronto).
Mr. Graham stated, “With Rothschild & Co’s strong momentum in North America, along with its continued strength and deep bench of expertise in M&A advisory around the world, I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead and continue to grow the business in Canada. I’m excited to apply my advisory experience to clients in Canada and bring the best of Rothschild & Co’s global platform to them in a holistic way.”
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Rothschild & Co is a family-controlled and independent group and has been at the centre of the world's financial markets for over 200 years. With a team of c.3 800 talented financial services specialists on the ground in over 40 countries, Rothschild & Co's integrated global network of trusted professionals provide in-depth market intelligence and effective long-term solutions for our clients in Global Advisory, Wealth & Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.
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