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Canada


Central to our success is our Canadian franchise. After all, this is the origin of our business and our core expertise. We are recognized in Canada as an industry-leading independent firm, our core Canadian securities franchise, GMP Securities, is consistently recognized as a top ranked common equity underwriter and advisor to the domestic capital markets. The Canadian broker dealer is as relevant and dynamic today as it was two decades ago. In addition, with our partners at Richardson GMP, we have built Canada’s largest influential independent wealth management firm. By leveraging the strategic linkages between GMP Securities and Richardson GMP, we believe, we have created a formidable independent alternative to the Canadian banks.

There is no question that the competitive landscape has changed. The change, we believe, is permanent and is led by technology-driven disintermediation, increased regulation, the sustained trough in the global commodity cycle and Canadian banks increasing their presence in the small- to mid-cap segment of the domestic market. We must adapt to the realities of the new normal facing our industry, or cease to be viable. In response, we substantially restructured our Capital Markets business, sharpening our focus on the areas in which we excel. I believe, there will always be room for a strong and viable independent broker dealer, like GMP. As we have done for the past 20 years, we will continue to play an integral role in the efficient functioning of the Canadian capital markets ecosystem.

GMP Securities
GMP Securities has a long-standing reputation for excellence through execution. We strive continually to be a dominant player in all aspects of the small– to mid–cap sector of the domestic capital markets. While our traditional strengths lie in the Mining and Energy sectors, the firm has been winning greater market share across non-commodities sectors.

GMP Securities has a proven track record of seamlessly executing transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity across both equity and debt capital markets.

Richardson GMP
With just over $26 billion in assets under administration (as at December 31, 2015) and nearly $140 million in average assets per investment advisory team, Richardson GMP is a top-ranked wealth management firm. For six consecutive years, Richardson GMP was named the top overall wealth management firm in Canada by Investment Executive magazine in its annual Brokerage Report Card.