Our Team


Phil Watanabe is a Principal at The Marquee Group. Prior to joining Marquee, he spent 18 years in the capital markets primarily in an institutional sales and trading role.

Most recently, Phil was a Senior Vice President on the sales and trading desk with Macquarie Capital Markets Canada where he focused on liability trading in the energy sector. Before that, he was a Managing Director on the sales and trading desk at TD Newcrest where he helped start and build the firm’s Income Trust business.

He started his career in the investment banking group at BMO Capital Markets where he worked on several financing and advisory transactions in New York and Toronto.

Phil received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds the CPA, CA and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.