Richard Rousseau will be joining Raymond James’s Private Client Group on Jan. 1.

Rousseau recently served as vice-chairman, executive vice president and national sales manager of National Bank Financial.

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He will join the firm as senior vice president, Private Client Group and will be based in the firm’s Montreal office. His primary focus will be to build Raymond James’ Quebec Private Client business by hiring advisors, while also contributing to the firm’s growth across Canada. He will also serve on the firm’s senior management team as a member of the Private Client Group Operating Committee.

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Rousseau has been a member of the Board of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) from 2010-2012, and the National Advisory Committee Chair of the predecessor association, the Investment Dealers Association (IDA) from 2000 to 2002.

In addition, he has been the President of National Bank Financial’s 2009 and 2010 United Way (Centraide) Campaigns. He also continues as a Board Member for Free the Children, a volunteer role he has undertaken since 2009.

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