Quebec wealth management veteran Martin Lavigne has joined ScotiaMcLeod as managing director, Quebec strategy and growth.

Lavigne had held executive positions at National Bank for more than 15 years, including nine as president of National Bank Financial Wealth Management. After leaving National Bank Financial in May 2020, Lavigne launched the firm Fastball Consulting Service. The name evokes his past as a baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“One of Martin Lavigne’s main strengths is his leadership in mobilizing and inspiring teams, which has allowed him to achieve a great deal of success throughout his career,” Scotiabank said in a release.

Lavigne has many accomplishments to his credit. In 2009 at the age of 38, he was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list. In 2017 he was the winner of the full-service broker category of Finance et Investissement‘s Top 25 in the Quebec financial industry. He has also served on the board of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.

Other people moves

  • Todd Peterson has joined Vancouver-based Hub International Ltd. (HUB) as national private client practice leader for Canada. He was most recently vice-president, Prairies, with Surrey, B.C.–based Westland Insurance Group Ltd. and, prior to that, spent nearly 18 years with Toronto-Dominion Bank in various management roles. A release from HUB noted that Peterson will help enhance the firm’s offering for affluent individuals and families, in areas such as investments in products, the client experience, marketing and technology.
  • Both Erik Dekker and Mark Hewett, who each have been in the advisory business for more than 25 years, recently moved to BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. from CG Wealth Management. They made the switch alongside senior investment advisor and portfolio manager Shawn Labelle, who first started at Canaccord in 2010 and joined their team in 2011. The group also includes associate Alix Rogers and client services associate Taylor Armbruster. The group was established in 2007 and focuses on affluent clients.