Award-Winning Research

Our analysts have won numerous awards over the years, including 27 Refinitiv StarMine Awards for generating excess returns for our clients and multiple TopGun Canadian Equity Awards.

Awards in 2020

TopGun Ranking

For three consecutive years, Dimitry Khmelnitsky has ranked in the top-three Canadian analysts for special situations, according to the Brendan Wood TopGun Awards.
The awards are voted on by Canadian institutional investors.


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Staying Vigilant in 2021: 
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Refinitive StarMine Awards 2020

Our analysts also won eight Refinitiv StarMine awards in 2020,
including First Overall and Third Overall across all analysts and sectors. 

The Refinitiv StarMine Analyst Awards objectively measure the performance of analysts based on the returns of their Buy and Sell recommendations during the preceding year. 


Awards in 2019

TopGun Canadian Equity Research Analysts:
Dimitry Khmelnitsky, VP and Head of Accounting & Special Situations,
was ranked #1 amongst Canadian special situations analysts, according to Brendan Wood.
He was also ranked #2 amongst special situations analysts  for the three-year period including 2019.

Refinitiv StarMine: 
Veritas also won five Refinitiv StarMine awards in 2019. 
Nigel D'Souza finished #6 Overall across all analysts and sectors, as well as #1 in Banks. His outlook was featured in The Globe & Mail: 
 Why this top analyst has a sell rating on each of the Big Six banks.
Desmond Lau also placed #2 for Communications Services and #3 for the Media Sector.
Howard Leung finished #2 in REITs.

Awards in 2018

TopGun Canadian Equity Research Analysts: 
Dimitry Khmelnitsky, VP and Head of Accounting & Special Situations, ranked #3 amongst special situations analysts.
It was Veritas's first TopGun award.

Refinitiv StarMine: 
Desmond Lau placed #3 in Telecommunications Services stock picking.
It was his second consecutive top-three placement for his sector.

Awards in 2017

Refinitiv StarMine: 
Darryl McCoubrey finished 6th overall for stock picking across all analysts and sectors.
It was his second year in a row with a Top-10 finish and third year in a row for the firm to have a Top-10 finisher. 
Darryl also finished #1 for the Chemicals and Utilities Sector.
Desmond Lau also placed #1 for the Telecommunications Services sector.

Awards in 2016

Refinitiv StarMine: 
Darryl McCoubrey finished #3 Overall for stock picking across all analysts and sectors. 

Awards in 2015

Refinitiv StarMine: 
Kyle MacDonald finished #2 Overall for stock picking across all analysts and sectors. He also placed #1 for Banks.

Awards in 2014

Refinitiv StarMine: 
Ohad Lederer placed #3 for Banks stock picking. It was Veritas's first StarMine award.