BMO Nesbitt Burns
331 Water Street
3rd Floor
St. John's, NL
A1C 1B9

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Robert Crane

Senior Investment Advisor, BA, MBA

Tel: (709) 724-7337


Robert, who also goes by "Gus", entered the securities industry in 1976 after completing a B.A. at Memorial University in 1974 and a Masters in Business Administration at Dalhousie in 1976.

Gus began his training in New York with Merrill Lynch Canada where he completed the New York Stock Exchange exam. After 12 plus years with that firm, he helped open the Burns Fry office in St. John’s in 1988. In 1994 he was part of the team that merged with Nesbitt Thomson to form BMO Nesbitt Burns.

Throughout his career, Gus has been involved with industry associations serving on the Atlantic District Council of the Investment Dealers Association from 1984 to 1987, and on the Investment Industry Association of Canada Atlantic Council from June 2007 to present.

As a charter member of the Canadian Progress Club St. John’s, he has spent over 25 years helping raise money for the Vera Perlin Society, and Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics. Gus was National President of the Progress Club in 1993 and has also been active in the hockey world as a past president of Avalon Minor Hockey and the first chairman of the Break-A-Way Foundation whose mandate is to financially assist youth in the province to participate in minor hockey programs.