Canaccord Genuity expands Latin America and Caribbean capabilities

Gene McBurney will head up firm’s investment banking operation in the region

Canaccord Genuity expands Latin America and Caribbean capabilities

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. has announced that Gene McBurney has been appointed to lead the firm's investment banking efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, and bolster its market leading mining franchise.

"The Caribbean and Latin American markets are very well suited to Canaccord Genuity's core mid-market capabilities, and this development represents an exciting opportunity for our firm," said Patrick Burke, president of Canaccord Genuity Capital Markets in Canada.

"Gene brings a rich history of entrepreneurial thinking, capital markets innovation and collaboration to his role, making him the ideal local partner to support businesses in this important geography, while leveraging the extensive resources and expertise available across Canaccord Genuity's broader global platform.”

Based in the Bahamas, Gene has spent several years establishing a dedicated investment banking practice to serve the Caribbean and Latin American regions and has established an enviable track record of providing advice and services for his clients in the resource and non-resource sectors. His appointment is an excellent complement to Canaccord Genuity's existing LATAM sales, trading and distribution capabilities, which have steadily increased momentum since 2017.

Gene was co-founder of one of Canada's most entrepreneurial and long-standing independent investment dealers. He joins Canaccord Genuity with deep international relationships and experience, developed over an investment banking career which spans more than 25 years.