Bill Barnard

Having graduated with a degree in History from the University of Nottingham, Bill joined the Banking Supervision Division of the Bank of England in 1993 where he supervised a range of European branch operations and then a portfolio of small and medium sized UK banks. In 1998 he joined Dresdner Kleinwort as a Speciality and Other Finance Analyst. On the acquisition of Dresdner Kleinwort by Commerzbank in 2009, Bill moved to Evolution Securities in a similar role and in 2011 he joined Societe Generale. Bill joined Oriel Securities in early 2014, and subsequently KBW following Oriel’s acquisition by Stifel Inc. Bill joined Canaccord Genuity in February 2016 to cover the General Financial sector with a particular focus on specialist lenders, private equity linked stocks and the inter-dealer brokers. He also maintains a healthy interest in the asset and wealth management arenas alongside his colleagues.

Intermediate Capital Group 
Mortgage Advice Bureau 
Provident Financial
Secure Trust Bank 
Begbies Traynor Group plc

Salvatore Caruso

Salvatore joined the financials research team at Canaccord Genuity in 2015. His focus is the asset and wealth management subsectors. Prior to this, Salvatore spent five years working in the financials corporate advisory team at Hawkpoint (subsequently acquired by Canaccord Genuity), across a range of subsectors on both private and public sell- and buy-side transactions, flotations and capital raises. He holds a Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Warwick and is a CFA Charterholder.

Ashmore Group
Brewin Dolphin 

Brooks MacDonald
Charles Stanley 
Liontrust Asset Management 
Mattioli Woods plc
Polar Capital 
Rathbone Brothers 
River & Mercantile  

Scott Chan

Analyst, Canaccord Genuity Corp. (Canada)

Scott Chan joined Canaccord Genuity in July 2010 as a Financial Services analyst. Prior, Scott worked at M Partners for one year as a small-cap Financial Services and Desk analyst. Scott worked at Acuity Investment Management for five years as a Generalist analyst and at CI Investments Inc. for three years in Special Products. He holds his Honors in Business and Administrative and Commercial Studies (BACS) from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA in Investment Management from Concordia's John Molson School of Business, and his CFA designation. Email:; Phone: 1.416.869.3549

Alaris Royalty Corp. 
Callidus Capital Corp.
CI Financial Corp.
Crown Capital Inc.
Fiera Capital Corp.
IGM Financial Inc.
Sprott Inc.

Ben Cohen

Analyst, Canaccord Genuity Ltd. (UK)

Ben joined Collins Stewart in 2008 to lead coverage of the Pan-European Insurance sector. His focus is the composite, reinsurer and London Market sub-sectors. Prior to joining Collins Stewart, Ben spent 13 years as an analyst at UBS covering a broad range of Insurance stocks, with a period of technology coverage, based in London and New York. Ben has a BA in Modern History from Oxford University. Email:; Phone: 44.20.7523.8392

Admiral Group Plc
Beazley Plc
Chesnara Plc
Direct Line Group
esure Group
Hiscox Ltd.
JLT Group
JUST Group 
Lancashire Holdings LRE
Legal & General Group plc 
Novae Group Plc
Phoenix Group Holdings 
Prudential plc 
RSA Insurance Group Plc
Saga plc
Standard Life Plc 

Benn Skender

Collection House Limited 
CML Group Limited  
Credit Corp Group Limited
Pioneer Credit Limited
Programmed Maintenance Services Limited
Spotless Group Holdings Limited