A Rich History of Growth
As one of Canada’s largest independent, fully integrated investment dealers and the largest employee owned firm, Research Capital is home to some of the best and brightest financial advisors across the nation. Our formula for success has been tried and tested since the early 1920s. Through up markets and down, Research Capital Corporation has demonstrated great poise, strength and independence—the cornerstone of our culture. Our constant pursuit of innovation distinguishes us as a truly unique firm.
Wine merchant W. Harold Mara and Leigh M. McCarthy, past director of Manufacturers Life Insurance, founded Mara McCarthy Stock and Bond Brokers.
Hatch and Andras become partners.
John A. Mara passes away
The company evolved becoming Stanton, Hatch and McCarthy and was a primary distributor of the War Bonds and Victory Bonds used to support Canadian troops in World War II.
Sidney Hetherington becomes partner that year also.
KB Andras sports a Derby hat about town.
Became Andras, Hatch and Hetherington and continued to earn the reputation as a leading Canadian brokerage dealer whose founders were involved in the country’s social welfare.
The office moves to King Street in Toronto.
David C. Hetherington, son of Sidney Hetherington joins the firm and still serves as an active member today.
Uncle Johnny and KB Andras - founding members. 'Uncle Johnny' was K.B Andras' (President of Andras, Hatch & McCarthy) brother, he came on with the firm in 1960.
On the move again; The new home of Andras, Hatch and Hetherington.
Merged with the investment dealer Canavest House resulting in the firm Andras, Canavest Hetherington Limited. Under aggressive new management, the firm began an extensive growth initiative in wealth management and equity capital markets merging with Research Securities of Canada and the highly-regarded Calgary office of the firm F.H. Deacon Hodgson.
The firm’s name was changed to Research Capital Corporation, reflecting a multi-line capital markets and wealth management platform.
Research Capital Corporation acquired J.F. Mackie and Co. Ltd. and adopted a new name, Mackie Research Capital Corporation.
Mackie Research Capital Corporation acquired Northland Capital Partners
Acquired Calgary-based Jennings Capital Inc. – a wealth management and investment banking firm with an established investment banking reputation in the upstream resource sector.
Acquired Vancouver-based Jordan Capital Markets Inc. – a high growth private client investment and venture investment banking firm.
Mackie Research Capital changed its name back to Research Capital Corporation in celebration of our 100th anniversary
What We Value
We wouldn't be the company we are today without our values.
History and heritage
They say the only constant is change--and over the years we have consistently changed for the better. As one of Canada's oldest full-service firms we are proud to have stood by our clients with honest and expert advice.
Our clients come first, and as an independent firm, we have the freedom to express independent views. That means our advisors select and customize solutions that best suit clients' unique needs.
There's no magic formula here. We hire smart people and let them do their job. Our culture centres around a passion for excellence.
Whether you like to control your investments or prefer your advisor to drive the decision making, our robust team will help ensure every decision made is an informed one.
Why Research Capital?
For decades, we have helped multiple generations of Canadians achieve their financial goals through objective, tailored and unbiased advice. As proud as we are about our past, we are always looking to the future for new ways to help you achieve your goals
Join our team of experts
Looking to further your career? Look no further. Our formula for success goes beyond a strong balance sheet and impressive product shelf. Poise, bench strength, and true independence distinguish us as a unique firm.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you.
We deal with numbers. But we'll never treat you like one.