Within the framework of its development strategy, Laurentian Bank Securities proudly announced on May 9, 2006 the inception of a new division: Institutional Equity. This new division offers research, sales, trading as well as corporate finance services.
Our mission consists of finding new investment ideas that will generate higher financial returns for our institutional and corporate clients.
Our expertise focuses on the fundamental analysis of small cap companies. The ones offering the best risk/return profile must be supported by strong management, capable of taking advantage of certain macro economic trends.
Half of our human resources are dedicated to equity research. We currently cover seven economic sectors considered to be of high importance in Quebec, although we do not limit our ideas in "la Belle Province". Presently, the sectors covered are: mines and metals, materials, industrial products, consumer products, health care, financial services and information technology.
The new division, is also a reflection of the Bank's culture, which puts the client first and foremost and encourages independent thinking by each team member, thus facilitating the origination of new investment themes.
It also offers a competitive advantage since our research efforts are concentrated on small cap companies, barely covered by our competitors. Laurentian Bank is the only Canadian bank to focus its efforts on this market niche ("small caps").