Local Exempt Market Dealer
for Global Managers
Highness Global Capital Inc. (Highness Capital) is an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) that offers best-in-class placement agency services (Local Dealer Services) to global alternative investment managers, non-Canadian issuers and foreign investment advisors (Global Managers) seeking allocations from Canadian institutional & institutional-grade investors (such as ultra-high net worth and family office investors).
Led by a seasoned securities lawyer with two decades of experience in the global capital markets, Highness Capital has a carefully designed a placement agency program to onboard Global Managers and facilitate Canadian subscriptions with ease and efficiency. With our simplified proprietary process, Global Managers are carefully guided from the initial approach into the Canadian regulatory system to securing an investment and reporting transactions. Supported by a network of leading Canadian service providers, we are a trusted partner and valuable resource in navigating the Canadian regulatory landscape.
Highness Capital offers unique dedication as the primary focus of our securities business is to support the capital-raising efforts of Global Managers as their Canadian local dealer. We do not produce, manufacture or distribute our own funds or investment products. As such, we mitigate any potential conflicts of interest and ensure that your client relationships are protected.
Highness Capital is established to be Canada’s most prestigious, pristine and active placement agent for global managers. Our pedigree, proficiency and expertise make us well positioned to be the referral of choice by the lawyers, prime brokers and other alternative managers in Canada and abroad.
Highness Capital is currently registered as an EMD in Ontario with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and Quebec with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). Highness Capital will seek registration in other Canadian offering jurisdictions as needed.
Amana Manori is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Highness Global Capital Inc. Amana has two decades of global capital markets experience with a specialization in alternative investments, private opportunities and sophisticated capital (family offices, ultra-high net worth individuals and other institutional-grade investors). After earning her law degree, Amana built her career in-house to ultimately becoming the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the Canadian arm of one of the largest global hedge fund providers – the Man Group, plc. From legal and product structuring, Amana transitioned to the relationship-brokering at a boutique exempt market dealerships (EMD) where she co-built one of the most active placement agency firms in the Country. With her own financial services firm and securities dealership – Highness Global Capital Inc. – Amana continues to offer local dealer services to global issuers as an EMD, matches sophisticated capital with high quality alternative opportunities (and vice versa) and actively originates and sources deals, debt facilities and capital sources for Highness’ global strategic relationships. She continues to be a trusted advisor, consultant and mentor as a veteran in the legal and capital markets space.
Amana obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law in British Columbia; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with distinction in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Victoria. Amana has completed the Governance Course (Intermediate), Canadian Board Diversity Council (CDBC) is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). Amana takes her insights and produces editorial content for various publications including Family Office Elite Magazine.