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The man who turned Canaccord into a £25bn giant

‘In a month, you don’t quite know, six months in you’re still learning, and in a year, we can say we are really happy.’ 

This is how David Esfandi, CEO of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, describes the 12 months since the acquisition of Hargreave Hale.

Four years ago, when he first took on the role of CEO, the company had bases in the Channel Islands and London, with £11 billion in assets under management.

Now, it has grown to manage just short of £25 billion, with a national presence in the UK across 10 offices.

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David Esfandi

Chief Executive Officer

David Esfandi was appointed CEO of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Limited in March 2014. He was previously Managing Director of Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management, where he played a key role in restructuring the business and acquired a leading private client team from a large European bank. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Deutsche Bank, latterly as Director of Proprietary Pan European Equity Investment. He also played a key role in starting the Private Institutional Client business. Mr. Esfandi began his career at Goldman Sachs International as a financial analyst. He holds an MA in PPE from Oxford University.


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