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Bank of America's Merrill Lynch has appointed Yacine Amor head of equity capital markets for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, a spokeswoman for the bank said

Reuters reports that Amor's new position, which he will do alongside his current role as head of Equity Linked for Europe, Middle East and Africa, is one of three changes in the bank's ECM team, which runs deals such as initial public offerings and rights issues.

In the meantime, Bloomberg reports that Geoffrey Dennis, global emerging-markets equity strategist at Citigroup, departed the New York-based bank at the end of March.

Dennis, who joined Citigroup after previously working in firms including Deutsche Bank AG, where he was an emerging-markets equity strategist, said in a phone interview that he is 'looking at opportunities'.

And The Wall Street Journal reports that Citigroup has appointed a new head of electronic foreign exchange in London to replace Simon Jones, who left abruptly last week.

A person familiar with the situation said that James Bibbey, currently the bank's head of trading in currencies and short-term interest rates for Asia in Sydney, Australia, will take on the role.

Reuters reports that Credit Suisse on Thursday named Michael Strobaek as Chief Investment Officer for its private banking arm effective May 1.

Strobaek, currently Chief Executive and CIO of an undisclosed family office in Switzerland, replaces Stefan Keitel, who left Credit Suisse for German private bank Berenberg last month.

Deutsche Bank has appointed Josh Wilkes as head of investment-grade credit trading in the U.S.

Wilkes, who will retain his current role as head of municipal bond trading in the region, will continue to report to Tom Hartnett, the head of rates and investment-grade credit for the Americas, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

Finally, Reuters reports that UBS's global head of industrial investment banking has left the firm to join The Blackstone's advisory business, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Karl Knapp was also a vice chairman at UBS, which is working to revamp its investment banking business after a number of high profile departures over the last few years.

Bank of America shuffles equity fundraising team

Citigroup’s Dennis Leaves as Emerging-Markets Strategist

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Credit Suisse hires Strobaek for Keitel as unit investment chief

Deutsche Bank’s Wilkes Named to Head High-Grade Credit Trading

UBS industrials banker Knapp leaves for Blackstone

 

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