bfinance Strengthens Canadian Team With Marton Hire

Sep 18 2017 | 9:48pm ET

Independent investment consultant bfinance has named former Scotiabank executive Les Marton as a senior director on the company’s Canadian team as it expands to Toronto. 

In his new role, Marton has a mandate to support bfinance’s growing North American presence and international expansion, the company said in a statement. He will support Canada managing director Brian Cyr in strengthening the consultancy’s Canadian offering, working closely with major institutional investors across public and private pension funds, insurers, family offices, foundations and endowments in the country.

Marton brings more than 30 years of experience in global capital markets to his new role. He joins bfinance from Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets in Toronto, where he was head of cap intro and hedge fund consulting in Toronto. Beforehand, he held wide ranging roles within the traditional as well as the alternative asset management industries, acting as an allocator, risk manager and fund of funds manager.

bfinance has embarked on a significant phase of growth and expansion following a May 2016 investment in the firm by Baird Capital. In addition to several key hires, the firm opened its first Australian office earlier this year and will shortly be opening its first U.S. office, the statement said. 

London-based bfinance is an investment consultancy providing specialist advisory solutions to institutional investors in 25 nations worldwide. These include strategic investment implementation, investment strategy design, investment manager search and selection, analytics and monitoring.

bfinance’s services also include portfolio strategy and design, portfolio risk reviews and solutions, investment manager search and selection and due 

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