Phil is a Managing Director and the Regional Head of Equity Finance Canada based in Toronto. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the Canadian and International trading platforms. He has 24 years of financial industry experience, including 20 years in securities lending. Before joining BNY Mellon, Phil was the Head of Trading at CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company. He joined CIBC Mellon in 2004 and has held progressively more senior roles at the CIBC Mellon’s trading desk, working on fixed income, domestic equity and international equity lending. Prior to joining CIBC Mellon, Phil worked on a number of securities lending desks at RBC and was a Financial Advisor for CIBC. Phil is also BNY Mellon’s representative and is on the board of directors for the Canadian Securities Lending Association (CASLA). He has an Honors degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.