Canaccord Genuity has lost its head of broking Erik Anderson

David Hellier
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ERIK Anderson has left Canaccord Genuity as its head of corporate broking.

Anderson left the firm for the last time a few days ago. He joined Collins Stewart, which was then taken over by Canaccord, from Investec.

“Erik has decided to leave the firm and to pursue other interests,” an internal memo informed colleagues. “Erik has been a key figure in the integration of Canaccord and Collins Stewart and we thank him for his contribution.”

His departure is the third senior departure from the Collins Stewart side of the business in recent weeks, with Mark Brown quitting as chief executive and Mark Dickenson, co-head of corporate broking, also leaving last month.

There have been big job cuts at the firm since Canaccord Genuity’s London operations merged with Collins Stewart and Hawkpoint.

Recently, Alexis de Rosnay, a former Lehman and Lazard corporate financier, was hired as the group’s London chief executive. De Rosnay has promised to restructure the business along the lines of cross-selling platforms.

“We need to have a winning culture and an intensity and we need to put the client first,” he told City A.M. hours after his appointment last month.

“Sometimes when an integration happens you can become a bit inward focused.”