Our History


  • GMP Capital enters into agreement to sell substantially all of its capital markets business to Stifel Financial Corp. and intends to invest heavily toward accelerating growth at Richardson GMP.                                       
  • GMP Capital completes its acquisition of FirstEnergy Capital Corp. (rebranded as GMP FirstEnergy), an industry leader in the independent global energy sector providing financial advisory and investment services to a broad range of corporate clients and sophisticated investors worldwide.

  • GMP Securities winds down Houston operations.
  • GMP Asia begins operations in Hong Kong and Beijing; primarily focused on commodity-based M&A opportunities.                                        
  • GMP Securities expands capabilities in the U.S. Energy sector with the opening of an office in Houston, Texas.                                        
  • Richardson GMP's shareholders collectively negotiate changes to the shareholder liquidity process that was implemented in connection with the 2009 business combination transaction, moving from a calendar-driven to a consensus-driven liquidity process.

  • GMP Securities completes a comprehensive review of operations, leading to significant and sustainable fixed cost savings, an optimization of its businesses as well as a rationalization of its real estate footprint.

  • GMP Investment Management L.P. completes the sale of the majority of its assets under management to Fiera Capital Corporation; is subsequently rebranded as CQI Capital Management L.P.

  • Richardson GMP acquires Macquarie Private Wealth Inc. (Canada) for $132 million, significantly expanding business scale, assets under administration and financial strength.
  • GMP Capital Inc. issues 4.6 million cumulative 5-year, rate reset series B Preferred Shares, for aggregate gross proceeds to GMP Capital of $115 million, providing GMP Capital with perpetual, low cost capital; commences trading on the TSX, under the ticker "GMP.PR.B."

  • GMP Australia Pty Limited (GMP Australia) begins operations in Perth and Sydney Australia.

  • GMP Capital Inc. acquires, Miller Tabak Roberts Securities LLC, a niche fixed income boutique in New York specializing in institutional sales, secondary trading and research; renamed GMP Securities, LLC.
  • Richardson GMP formed through the combination of GMP Private Client L.P. and Richardson Partners Financial Limited, creating one of Canada's pre-eminent, independent wealth management firms.

  • GMP Capital Trust converts to a Corporation (becoming GMP Capital Inc.); trades on the TSX under the ticker GMP.
  • GMP Capital Trust launches GMP Investment Management L.P., a Toronto-based asset management firm.
  • GMP Securities Europe LLP (GMP Europe) begins operations in London, England.
  • GMP Private Client L.P., a private wealth management firm, begins operations.

  • GMP Capital Corp. converts to an income trust (becoming GMP Capital Trust); trades on the TSX under the ticker GMP.UN.
  • Griffiths McBurney & Partners goes public in a $110,000,000 IPO (becomes GMP Capital Corp.); begins trading on the TSX under the ticker GMP.
  • Griffiths McBurney & Partners was founded with the vision of creating an energetic, entrepreneurial and independent investment dealer focused on serving corporate clients and institutional investors.