Stuart Raftus was appointed CEO, Canaccord Genuity Corp. in June 2023 with responsibility for providing unified oversight of the Company’s Canadian broker-dealer business, which includes its capital markets operations and CG Wealth Management - Canada, a business he has been President of since joining the firm in 2014. Stuart also served as Executive Vice President and CAO of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. since October 2015, a role that provided oversight of the firm’s global operations, information technology, facilities, human resources, and marketing.
Stuart has in-depth and broad experience in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. He has a proven track record of implementing unique business strategies, enhancing operational efficiencies, implementing organizational change, and fueling growth. As President of Canaccord Genuity’s Canadian wealth management division, Stuart successfully restructured the business and returned it to profitability.
Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., Stuart held various executive leadership and operations roles, including CEO of Seamark Asset Management, Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management USA Distribution for CIBC Oppenheimer and President and COO of Rockwater Capital. Stuart spent 16 years with Merrill Lynch Canada/Midland Walwyn, in various roles including NYC District Sales Manager and National Director of Canadian Wealth Management.
Stuart’s philanthropic efforts are focused primarily on improving children’s health, and he is an avid supporter of The Hospital for Sick Children. Additionally, he was actively involved as a member of the Board of Governors and chairs the Development Committee at Crescent School in Toronto.
Location: Toronto, Canada