CIBC (CM: NYSE, TSX) is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of 50 billion, a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.4%, and is rated A+ by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Aa2 by Moody’s Investor Service and AA- by Fitch Ratings. Through our major business units – Canadian Personal & Small Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking & Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking & Wealth Management and Capital Markets – our more than 45,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

CIBC Capital Markets has been recognized as the Top Prime Broker in Canada by Alternative IQ for three consecutive years, and our newly-established multi-asset class prime brokerage platform in the U.S. delivers customized solutions across execution, financing, clearing and custody products in order to meet the growing needs of clients in the alternatives market globally.