Canaccord Genuity recruits ex-UBS banker as new boss

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CANACCORD Genuity yesterday said it planned to add to its roster of recent executive hires by recruiting former UBS banker Adrian Haxby to lead its European investment banking division.

Haxby, 54, was a long standing figure at the Swiss bank, having started working for the firm in the mid-1980s.

He went on to become the head of the bank’s UK Mid Market Group working mainly with FTSE 250 companies before leaving the firm earlier this year.

Haxby will oversee Corporate Broking and Advisory activities at Canaccord and report to chief executive Alexis de Rosnay.

“Adrian has advised on many notable transactions during his career,” de Rosnay said. “His relationship-based approach and recent mid-market focus are extremely complementary to Canaccord Genuity’s growing client base and client-centred model.”

The appointment comes after a string of senior hires by Canaccord. In September the firm appointed de Rosnay from Lazards to head up the UK and European business and Peter O’Malley as chief executive of Canaccord Genuity Asia.

Haxby will oversee investment banking in the UK, France and Germany, Canaccord said.