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Lisa Raitt hired by CIBC as vice-chair of global investment banking

Former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt speaks with the media as she arrives for a Conservative caucus meeting on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Wednesday November 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CIBC says it has hired former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt as vice-chair of global investment banking.

The bank says she will focus on developing and fostering senior level client relationships and business development globally as part of CIBC’s Capital Markets team.

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Raitt, who lost her re-election bid for the Ontario riding of Milton in the last federal election, will start January 27.

She becomes the latest high-profile MP to move over to Canada’s banking sector.

Last February, Bank of Montreal hired former Liberal cabinet minister Scott Brison as its vice-chair of investment and corporate banking.

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In 2018, former Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose joined TD Securities to support its global clients on best practices in navigating complex economic, trade, environmental and political issues.

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