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National Bank is one of the big six systematically important banks in Canada, with over 150 years as a trusted financial institution. We are proud to support community and charitable initiatives nationwide and celebrate the vibrant communities we are a part of. We combine individual advisory and brokerage services with institutional brokerage, corporate finance, and third-party securities clearing and brokerage services. We are proud to employ over 23,000 employees, serve 2.5 million individual clients, and have $485 billion in assets under management /administration. National Bank Financial -Wealth Management is the 5th largest investment dealer in Canada, with offices from coast to coast.
We are one of the leading firms in institutional equity sales and trading, and highly regarded for the quality of our equity and capital market research. Our mergers and acquisitions expertise, integrated corporate banking capability and active participation in all Canadian financial markets are just a few reasons to trust National Bank Financial.
Through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity – health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach – with the goal of generating positive spin-offs for communities.
Beyond the work done by National Bank as a whole, the Bruton Investment Group is proud to sponsor and support numerous community initiatives. Richard Bruton is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of his significant contribution to communities in Canada. Richard has also been a member of the Rotary Club, and sponsored many community initiatives over the years, as well as founding the Academia do Bacalhau de Toronto, a Portuguese-Canadian charitable organization [Link].
Other team members have been recognized for leadership in fighting poverty, mental illness, and homelessness. Nicolas Petrini-Woolley was honoured to receive the Martha J. Billes Leadership and the HSBC Canada Business award for his involvement in the community. He has previously founded a community arts festival in Toronto [Link] and volunteered as a technology education program creator in Mumbai, India in partnership with the Vacha Trust [Link].