Echelon Capital Markets Opens New Investment Banking Office In Western Canada With Hiring Of Ryan Mooney

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TORONTO, November 16, 2020 - Echelon Capital Markets, a member of Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (Echelon) is pleased to announce their expansion into Western Canada's Capital Markets sector with the appointment of Ryan Mooney, Managing Director, Investment Banking in Calgary, Alberta. Ryan's focus will be leading the origination and execution of capital markets transactions within energy and diversified industries in Western Canada.

Ryan has 15 years' experience in the energy sector and capital markets, having worked in progressively senior roles in industry, research, specialist institutional sales and investment banking. Most recently, Ryan worked as a Managing Director, Investment Banking with Cormark Securities, where he held primary energy sector coverage on companies in Canada. Previously, while with Dundee Capital Markets and National Bank Financial as a Specialist Sales and Capital Markets professional, he was responsible for covering institutional accounts in Canada, the US and throughout Europe. His tenures at both large financial institutions as well as boutique firms cement his experience across the industry.

Echelon continues to strengthen its core investment banking practice by adding key talent with sector and product expertise. Ryan's focus on Western Canada will help elevate Echelon's standing and visibility as a nationwide capital markets platform.

"In spite of recent volatile capital markets that have put stress on many independent dealers, I have been extremely impressed by the growth of Echelon Capital Markets as of late. Our clients and the broader capital markets have noted a strong and differentiated momentum to its capital markets business characterized by enhanced deal flow and the consistent onboarding of great talent. I am very excited to contribute as part of a broader team that aims to help build Echelon's presence in Western Canada," stated Ryan.

"Echelon is a growing firm, and we are trying to add sector coverage and add product coverage materially right now, so if we can make a play in energy, if we can make a play in hydrogen or geothermal, all of it's great as long as we make it opportunistically," said Karanjit Bhugra, Echelon's Co-Head of Capital Markets.

Ryan holds a BSc, Mechanical Engineering with a Specialization in Petroleum Engineering from the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, is certified as a Professional Engineer (PEng) and holds his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Historically, Ryan has been ranked as a Brendan Wood Top Gun professional in research and in institutional sales.

About Echelon Wealth Partners

Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. is a Canadian independent wealth management and capital markets firm known for its client-centred approach and innovative, entrepreneurial spirit. The company has approximately 60 Advisor and Portfolio Manager Teams with more than $6 billion in assets under administration and management. Echelon offers a wide range of financial services for individuals, households, institutions and corporate clients from its offices in Toronto, Oakville, Ottawa, London, Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. Echelon Wealth Partners is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). For more information, please visit www.echelonpartners.com.

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