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Gaurav Mathur
647 832-3011
Gaurav Mathur
MBA
Director, Research and Equity Research Analyst
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Gaurav Mathur joined LBS in October 2023 as Director, Equity Research Analyst, focusing on the Canadian REIT sector. Prior to joining LBS, he was a REIT analyst at IA Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets. Mr. Mathur has also led JLL Canada's investment research business in the past and he began his career as an investment banker at HSBC. He has over 10 years of experience in equity research, advisory and investment banking.



Jacques Wortman
416 941-7701
Jacques Wortman
MBA, B. Sc.
Director, Research and Mining Analyst
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Jacques Wortman joined Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. in April 2019 as Director, Mining Analyst and has over 22 years of experience in equity research, capital markets and consulting to the mining industry. Prior to joining LBS, Mr. Wortman was Principal Analyst of Metals and Mining Research at an independent investment dealer covering smaller cap base metals, gold, drilling, and royalty companies. Prior to that, he was a Corporate Development Consultant to several firms and, from 1997 to 2009, worked in mining equity research for several boutique and bank-owned brokers. Mr. Wortman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology as well as an MBA -Finance from Saint Mary's University.



Jonathan Lamers
416 577-1755
Jonathan Lamers
CFA, MBA
Director, Diversified Analyst
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Jonathan Lamers joined Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. in September 2022 as a Diversified Analyst with experience in equity research since 2011. Prior to joining LBS, Mr. Lamers spent 11 years at a Big Five Canadian bank, including six years as Vice-President, Special Situations Analyst, covering smaller-cap industrials, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, and renewable energy. He has demonstrated skills in stock selection and research, ranking in Brendan Woods' annual survey. Previously, he was a research associate for a top-ranked Consumer Analyst. During his tenure, the team were rated top earnings estimators for the Auto Parts sector in the Reuters StarMine awards. Mr. Lamers holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.



Ryan Hanley
647 252-5607
Ryan Hanley
Director and Mining Analyst
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Mr. Hanley is currently Director & Mining Analyst at Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. in Toronto. Prior to joining LBS in March 2017, he held the role of Equity Research Analyst, Mining & Mining Services at Mackie Research Capital (2012-2017), where he also worked as a Mining Research Associate (2009-2012) and Investment Banking Analyst (2008). Over his fifteen-year career Mr. Hanley has been ranked as a top analyst by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and Refinitiv, including as the 3rd ranked "Top Stock Picker" in Canada in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards. Mr. Hanley holds a BA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.



Firuz Yakhyayev
437 221-8652
Firuz Yakhyayev
Associate, Diversified Research
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Firuz Yakhyayev joined Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. (LBS) in November 2023 as Associate, Diversified Research. Prior to joining LBS, he was a Credit Ratings Analyst specializing in securitized debt at a major credit rating agency. His other past experiences include conducting public equity research for a family office and a research apprenticeship covering public equities at Morningstar Investment Management Group. Mr. Yakhyayev holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Simon Fraser University and has passed three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.