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 Canadian Equity Research 

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.


Dimitry Khmelnitsky, CPA, CA

Vice President and Head of Accounting & Special Situations

#3 Ranked Special Situations Analyst in Canada in 2020. 
Voted #1 in 2019 and #3 in 2018.

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including our latest:

Staying Vigilant in 2021: 
Lessons from COVID-19 Accounting Distortions and Past Blowups (Wirecard and Carillion)

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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. 

Past Awards

2019 TopGun Canadian Equity Research 

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.

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.

2018 TopGun Canadian Equity Research

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

2018 Refinitiv StarMine

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

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.

2016 Refinitiv StarMine

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

2015 Refinitiv StarMine
 
Kyle MacDonald finished #2 Overall for stock picking across all analysts and sectors. He also placed #1 for Banks.

2014 Refinitiv StarMine
 
Ohad Lederer placed #3 for Banks stock picking. It was Veritas's first StarMine award.