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 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).