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#44: Jos Schmitt
President & CEO, Aequitas Innovations Inc.
Why he matters: Bringing change to capital markets
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When some of the country’s biggest financial firms wanted to take on the TMX Group, they hand-picked capital markets pro Jos Schmitt. Backed by the Royal Bank of Canada, CI Investments and others, Aequitas is designed to level the playing field between high-frequency traders and everyone else. Schmitt might be prone to hyperbole, but he’s raising important issues around investor fairness. The TMX, meanwhile, is facing more competition than it’s seen in years.