Union Securities Ltd.

Union Securities Ltd.

August 31, 2011 11:57 ET

Union Securities Ltd. Announces New Executive Vice President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2011) - Union Securities Ltd., an independent Canadian investment dealer with its head office in Vancouver, has recently announced the appointment of Sam Collins as its Executive Vice President, Retail. Based out of Toronto, Collins will oversee all retail sales management and recruitment across the firm's 14 branches across Canada.

Mr. Collins brings over 20 years of industry experience from both large firms such as Merrill Lynch and CIBC, as well as independent firms such as Jennings Capital and MGI Securities. His areas of focus are sales management, recruitment, retention, retail growth and development. He has personally recruited over $2.0 billion in AUA over his career and has initiated and facilitated two separate acquisitions of IIROC member firms.

Most recently, Mr. Collins was a partner at Trimor Capital Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, a Calgary based niche investment banking firm specializing in equity market consulting, equity financing for emerging public and private companies, and monthly income investment products.

"We are very pleased to welcome Sam into this role," said John MacPhail, CEO of Union Securities Ltd. "Over the past year, our focus has been to grow Union into the independent, Canadian investment dealer of choice, and we believe Sam will be a great asset to our team."

About Union Securities Ltd.

Union Securities Ltd. is an independent Canadian investment dealer that was founded in 1963 in Vancouver, BC. Today the firm has branches in major financial hubs all across Canada, including a principal office in Toronto and more than 275 employees. Product offerings include equity trading, fixed- income investments, investment banking, wealth management services and commodity futures and options trading.

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