Edward P. H. Nash

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Edward P. H. Nash
Occupation Managing Director and Head of Strategic Merchant Banking
Employer CIBC World Markets
Website www.cibcwm.com

Edward P. H. Nash runs strategic merchant banking and is a member of the wholesale bank's management committee for CIBC World Markets.[1] He oversees a portfolio of subordinated debt and equity across a wide range of industries, with a book value of approximately $200 million. The group is also involved in evaluating strategic opportunities for the organization.[2]


From 2003 to 2005, Nash was a senior vice-president with CIBC Retail Markets, serving as a member of its management team and of the bank's senior leadership team. He created and led a strategic analytics group focused on uncovering value through the application of quantitative techniques to evaluate competitiveness, revenue enhancement and asset protection strategies and productivity initiatives.

In 2001, Nash founded a satellite merchant banking office in London for which he developed the unit's business and investment strategy and built up a successful portfolio of direct equity holdings.

Prior to starting with CIBC, Nash was employed by a leading international management consulting firm in Boston and Caracas. While there, he concentrated on developing strategic and organizational solutions for industrial and service clients to maximize shareholder value. He also worked as a merchant and commercial banker earlier in his career in Toronto as well as a financial custody investigator in Brussels.


Nash graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5%) from The Wharton School's MBA programme in 1991 while receiving an MA in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. He was designated a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 1988 and received a BComm from Queen's University in 1985.