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Top Picks List: Q4 Update

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It was a rocky Q3 but our analysts’ Top Picks still managed another benchmark-beating quarter. They are back with one more update to close out the year.

Institutional clients may access the report by contacting one of our sales representatives. If you are a retail investor, please speak with your iA Private Wealth Investment Advisor or get in touch with one today.

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Q4 Top Picks Featured in The Globe & Mail

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Our equity analysts’ Q4 Top Picks report was cited extensively in a recent article by David Leeder of The Globe and Mail. Click here to read.

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Analyst Chelsea Stellick Wins WCM Award

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Congratulations to Chelsea Stellick for being among the recipients of this year’s Women in Capital Markets (WCM) Emerging Leaders Award.

The award recognizes finance industry leaders who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion.

Visit the WCM website to read the press release.

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Leon Aghazarian Joins as Head of Institutional Sales

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We are very pleased to welcome Leon Aghazarian, who joins us as Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales.

Leon was previously Executive Director of Equity Sales at CIBC Capital Markets. Among other accomplishments, in this role he led the development of a new business platform with the largest pension fund in Quebec. Prior to CIBC, Leon was Vice-President & Equity Research Analyst at National Bank Financial, covering over 40 small/mid-cap companies. He began his career as an Equity Research Analyst with the capital markets division of iA Securities, which in 2021 was rebranded as iA Capital Markets.

Leon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from the University of Sherbrooke and an MSc. in international finance and capital markets from Brighton University in the UK.

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Top Picks List: Q3 Update

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Moon Cheese snacks, ventilators and Star Trek: Lower Decks. They’re all very different, but they have one thing in common: they’re made by companies on the iA Capital Markets Q3 Top Picks list. Now available, the report covers what our analysts see as the most attractive-looking names from the following:

  • Diversified Industries
  • Energy
  • Healthcare & Biotechnology
  • Power & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Real Estate & REITs
  • Metals & Mining

Institutional clients may access the report by contacting one of our sales representatives. If you are a retail investor, please speak with your iA Private Wealth Investment Advisor or get in touch with one today.

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Analyst Report: ESG Themes in Power & Infrastructure, Pt. 2

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In Part 2 of his wide-ranging report on ESG in the power and infrastructure space, Naji Baydoun, Senior Equity Research Analyst, discusses:

  • The investment outlook for renewables
  • Sustainable financing instruments for issuers
  • The scale and frequency of sustainable financing in the Canadian power and infrastructure space
  • How transparency on ESG issues can lead to competitive advantages

Institutional clients may access the report by contacting one of our sales representatives. If you are a retail investor, please speak with your iA Private Wealth Investment Advisor or get in touch with one today.

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Ron Stewart to Head Up Metals & Mining

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We are very pleased to announce that Ron Stewart will be joining us as Director & Equity Research Analyst, Metals & Mining, effective July 4, 2022. He will be responsible for further developing our mining research division.

Ron brings more than 30 years of experience in the mining and capital markets industries. Ron covered mining companies for eight years in sell-side research roles, and has held executive and board positions with several mining companies.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and is a member of the Professional Geoscientists Association of Ontario. He will be based in Toronto.

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Analyst Report: ESG Themes in Power & Infrastructure, Pt. 1

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Once a niche in the industry, ESG analysis has become a key component of investment selection for a significant number of retail and institutional asset managers. In this first of a two-part research report on ESG themes in the power and infrastructure space, Naji Baydoun, Senior Equity Research Analyst, discusses:

  • The core drivers of the increased interest in ESG-focused investing
  • The current ESG ratings landscape and the need for standardized reporting
  • Regulatory developments related to ESG reporting
  • How the power and infrastructure names he covers are responding to investor calls for ESG-related policies and disclosures

Institutional clients may access the report by contacting one of our sales representatives. If you are a retail investor, please speak with your iA Private Wealth Investment Advisor or get in touch with one today.