Byron Capital Markets

Byron Capital Markets

September 19, 2011 08:30 ET

Byron Capital Markets Adds More Strength with Veteran Hires

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2011) - Byron Capital Markets Ltd. today proudly announced the addition of three new members of its staff: Tom Astle, Doug Loe and Brad Elberg.

Tom Astle, a 20-year industry veteran, has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Research and will be based in the Toronto head office. "We are very excited to have one of the top ranked equity research analysts covering Technology join our team and manage our Equity Research department," said Byron's CEO, Campbell Becher. "Tom's expertise and experience in the Canadian, U.S. and European markets will provide further depth to our research and enhance our equity offering to institutional investors." Prior to joining Byron Capital Markets, Mr. Astle was Executive Vice President, Head of Research at Dundee Securities. He also served previously in senior positions in the Research departments with National Bank Financial and Merrill Lynch, where he covered the technology, renewable energy, communications and EMS sectors.

Doug Loe, Ph.D., MBA, has joined the firm as Global Healthcare and Biotechnology Analyst and will also be based in the Toronto head office. Mr. Loe joins Byron as one of Canada's top healthcare analysts over the past ten years with Versant Partners Inc. and Yorkton Securities Inc. (now Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd.). "We are delighted to welcome Doug to our equity research team." said Tom Astle. "Doug brings a significant depth of knowledge and understanding of the Global Healthcare and Biotechnology sector that will only enhance the level and breadth of services we offer our clients." Mr. Loe's arrival further confirms Byron's objective of providing timely, insightful and actionable investment ideas on a diverse coverage base of securities issuers.

Brad Elberg will join the Byron team on October 3, 2011 as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Brad joins Byron Capital Markets after a successful career as a partner in the Bay Street, Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie LLP, a leading international law firm. In his practice, he developed a rich appreciation of law and business while advising and acting for a wide range of large and sophisticated clients in complex business, regulatory, and litigation matters. "This is an exciting time for Byron Capital Markets. Brad is a perfect fit with our team. His arrival demonstrates our commitment to operational excellence and is an important building block in our growth and development" said Byron's CEO, Campbell Becher. "Brad is a resourceful and practical leader who inspires the people he works with. His judgment, ability to execute, and client-centered approach will help us help our clients achieve their goals." Before practicing law, Brad was also a member of Canada's Olympic bobsleigh team. He also played in the Canadian Football League for nine years. He was a captain of the Toronto Argonauts in 2001 and was inducted into the Queen's University Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

About Byron Capital Markets Ltd.:

Byron Capital Markets Ltd. is an innovative, intellectually-driven and independent investment dealer focused on providing an unparalleled level of service to institutional investors and to corporate clients throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. More information about Byron is available at www.byroncapitalmarkets.com.

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