Echelon Capital Markets Launches New Debt Capital Markets Offering

Mark Hoogeveen and Rishi Sood, Heads of Echelon’s Debt Capital Markets Product Line

Industry veterans Mark Hoogeveen and Rishi Sood join Echelon to lead a new line of debt products for the Canadian middle market.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, Sept. 7, 2022 / — Echelon Capital Markets is pleased to announce the official launch of its debt capital markets product offering to its mid-market corporate clients. With the additions of Rishi Sood and Mark Hoogeveen, Echelon will now be able to offer unrivaled structuring and distribution capabilities in the areas of high yield bonds, structured note offerings and other bespoke fixed income solutions. .

“The addition of this team adds a whole new product line for us and further differentiates Echelon in the market from other Canadian independent brokers,” said Karanjit Bhugra, Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Markets at Echelon. “Debt capital markets is a historically underserved area in the middle market – our firm has recently made great strides with our debt advisory service offering, so we look forward to adding an additional pillar to our debt practice.”

Mark Hoogeveen, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Fixed Income, joins Echelon with over 25 years of experience in various senior capital markets positions. Prior to joining Echelon, Mark spent over 3 years at Canaccord Genuity where he helped build a debt capital markets group that led over $1.5 billion in private credit offerings and high yield during this period. Mark has also held senior capital markets positions at RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets, where he helped both organizations grow and expand their Institutional Equity and Equity Markets business units. loan capital.

Rishi Sood, Managing Director, Investment Banking, joins Echelon with nearly 20 years of capital markets experience and has raised over $30 billion in debt capital for Canadian and international companies through the through investment grade, high yield and private debt transactions at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets. He has been instrumental in the creation and development of the Canadian high yield market and has demonstrated experience in IPOs, secured and unsecured debt financings, restructuring, liability management, acquisitions and rating advice.

“We are thrilled to join Echelon and be part of a team that puts customers first,” said Sood and Hoogeveen. “Middle-market companies have traditionally had very limited access to debt capital, and we look forward to helping our clients grow and succeed.”

Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. is a Canadian wealth management and financial markets leader recognized for its client-centric approach and innovative entrepreneurial spirit. Our Echelon Capital Markets division offers a full range of services to the Canadian middle market, and our Wealth Management division has 85 advisors and approximately $8 billion in assets under administration. Echelon offers a wide range of financial services to individuals, households, institutions and businesses from its offices in Toronto, Oakville, Ottawa, London, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). For more information, visit

Dominique Chow
Echelon Wealth Partners
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