A moment in history
OUR STORY
Our founding in 1921

It was 1921. The world was trying to recover from the Great War in which millions had perished, and the Spanish flu pandemic which had killed even more. New businesses and modernized methods of production were emerging. Harold Mara and Leigh McCarthy saw the opportunity and seized the chance to create their own stock brokerage firm.

It was a handshake deal. In those days your handshake and your word was enough. Was it risky? Sure. As it turned out it was only 8 years before the beginning of the Great Depression, followed shortly by another World War. Though they didn’t know what was to come, it took true grit to make a go of it.

What they started nearly 100 years ago is still going strong. We are proud of our history and heritage and we would like to share our story with you.

Over the next few months, as we celebrate our 100th year, we will be sharing some snapshots of moments in time in world history and in our firm’s history. Join us on our journey through the last 100 years.

While our name may have changed over the years, our
values have not.
Here is to the next 100 years.



A moment in history
OUR STORY
Our founding in 1921

On October 29, 1929 “Black Tuesday” hit Wall Street as panicked sellers dumped millions of shares on the New York Stock Exchange. In Toronto, within the first hour after the opening bell “Black Tuesday” became the worst stock market crash in the history of the Toronto Stock Exchange. “Losses have been enormous and fortunes wiped out overnight” reported the Toronto Star. Horrified investors clogged the financial districts while brokerage houses worked desperately to stay ahead of the paperwork while managing the flood of margin calls.

We were there. Looking at the ticker tape in disbelief. This was a day that changed the course of history, and marked the beginning of the Great Depression which followed.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. We are proud that in even some of the darkest moments of financial history, our lights were never shut off. Together with our clients we stood steadfast with the resolve to emerge even stronger.

While our name may have changed over the years, our values have not. Here is to the next 100 years.

It Was May 1940 and Canada Was at War...


A moment in history
OUR STORY
Our founding in 1921

It was May 1940 and Canada was at war. Nazi forces had swept across much of Europe and the Allied forces had been driven from Continental Europe. It was now clear that Canada would play a vital role in the Allied war effort-–particularly in providing naval support to the supply chain across the north Atlantic.

Building the necessary ships, airplanes and munitions would require a lot of money. Approximately half of the Canadian war cost was funded by the issue of War Savings Certificates and war bonds known as "Victory Bonds". Certificates began selling in 1940 and were sold door-to-door by volunteers as well as at banks, post offices and our firm then known as Andras, Hatch and Hetherington.

We were there. Standing behind our troops. Financially rallying for the war effort.

Events like that changed the course of history, and shaped our nation. We are proud that in even some of the darkest moments of history, our lights were never shut off. We stood steadfast with our clients with a resolve to emerge even stronger.

While our name may have changed over the years, our values have not. Here is to the next 100 years.

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