Freedom was founded in 1987 by a consortium of major Canadian Investment Dealers. Our Dealer Owners include BMO Nesbitt Burns, CIBC World Markets, Merrill Lynch Canada, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, and TD Securities.
In 2001, our ownership base expanded to include Cantor Fitzgerald, a New York based global financial services provider in the institutional equity and fixed income capital markets, and eSpeed Inc, a leading electronic trading platform and technology provider for the global capital markets. Recently Cantor spun off its global inter-dealer brokerage business to BGC Partners L.P.
Our partnership with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC – all leaders in complementary markets and products- enhances our clients’ access to liquidity and the broadest range of products and technology.