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Each week, we summarize notable moves across the financial industry.

  • Sandra Kamstra has joined Vancouver-based Harbourfront Wealth Management as senior vice-president of private wealth. She was most recently vice-president of wealth for Guelph, Ont.-based Co-operators, having moved in 2023 from Aviso Wealth where she was vice-president and co-head of national sales.
  • Several appointments were made within Scotiabank recently. Amit Brahme is now managing director, strategic cultural segments, with the Canadian wealth division. Brahme was most recently a senior director working with the newcomer segment at Royal Bank of Canada. Additionally, Sandeep Goel is now managing director with Scotia’s global family office group (he previously served as CEO of ICICI Bank Canada) and Andy Nasr was named senior vice-president and CIO for global wealth management (he’s been with the bank since 2017 and has more than 20 years of industry experience).
  • Moira Klein-Swormink and Susan Silma are now directors with FP Canada. Klein-Swormink is principal of branch development with Edward Jones Canada, while Silma leads member engagement transformation at pension fund OMERS.
  • Melanie Adams, managing director and head of responsible investment with RBC Global Asset Management, was elected board chair for the Responsible Investment Association.
  • The Canadian Securities Administrators added three members to its Investor Advisory Panel. The new members are: Sophie Jean, a securities lawyer who previously worked at the Autorité des marchés financiers and who will serve a three-year term; Brigitte Catellier, who also will serve for three years and who’s the associate director of the Investor Protection Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School; and James Sinclair, who’s been cross-appointed to this panel and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel.
  • Portfolio manager Tammy Slugoski is retiring after a 35-year career with BMO Nesbitt Burns and BMO Private Wealth.
  • Tanya van Biesen was appointed to the board of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation for a four-year term. She became president and CEO of VersaFi (formerly Women in Capital Markets) in January.
  • Joanne De Laurentiis, chair of the board for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, had her term extended for an additional year to June 27, 2025.
  • Susan Hawkins will be president and CEO of Payments Canada starting Aug. 12. She was global head of enterprise payments and executive vice-president of U.S. payments with TD Bank Group for more than five years.

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