Highness Capital is a Canadian Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) bridging global alternative opportunities with sophisticated capital. Founded by a seasoned securities lawyer, Highness Capital provides peace of mind to its clients by offering expert proficiency, best-in-class practices and compliance oversight on all transactions. As a sophisticated capital liaison, Highness Capital offers eligible investors access to compelling opportunities in the Canadian exempt market and around the globe. As a global placement agent, Highness Capital offers global alternative investment managers a conduit to Canadian institutional capital.
Amana Manori is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Highness Global Capital Inc. Amana has almost 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 began her financial career at BluMont Capital Corp. where she ultimately advanced to the role of V.P., Legal and Human Resources. Amana was then recruited from the Canadian hedge fund to become 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. After leaving Man, Amana built her own legal practice, Lattice Legal LLP that specialized in alternative investment infrastructure and investment fund compliance. Most recently, Amana was the Managing Partner and Chief Legal Officer of Introduction Capital Inc., a relationship brokering firm matching capital to alternative investment opportunities and the producer of The Canadian Alternative Investment Forum (CAIF). As the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer, Amana led the firm’s global placement agency business under is securities dealership.
Amana is former chair of the Sales Practices Committee of the Alternative Investment Association of Canada (AIMA). Amana takes her insights and produces editorial content for various publications including Family Office Elite Magazine.
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).