Christian Exshaw

Managing Director and Head, Global Markets and Direct Financial Services CIBC Capital Markets

Christian Exshaw is responsible for capital markets sales, trading, research and related activities globally across asset classes. He also leads the firm’s Direct Financial Services business, including Simplii Financial, Direct Investing and Advice, and Alternate Solutions Group. He is a member of CIBC’s Operating Committee and the Capital Markets Executive Committee.

Mr. Exshaw joined CIBC in 2008 and previously led the bank’s Capital Markets Trading business. Prior to CIBC, he was Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in London responsible for sales and structuring. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Exshaw was Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort in London where he held a number of senior positions across Global Markets. He began his career in capital markets as an options trader and structurer.

Mr. Exshaw currently serves on the Board of Directors for Capitalize for Kids, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and the TMX Group. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Exshaw acted as Chair of the Capital Markets United Way Campaign. He holds a Masters of Science in Risk Management and Financial Instruments, and a Masters in Finance from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises in France.