BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
The unit of BofA named Jonathan Bewes as a senior managing director in UK investment banking. Bewes joins from UBS , where he worked for 11 years, most recently as a senior managing director in the UK.
The money management firm appointed Aaron Cooper as director of global equity research and named Richard Perkins co-head of international equities. Cooper and Perkins, both previously held investment roles at Fidelity Investments.
The bank named Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen as future co-chiefs as it seeks to bridge a divide of deep mistrust between Germany and international investment bankers.
ERNST & YOUNG
The accounting firm appointed Herb Engert as the new Americas leader of strategic growth markets (SGM). Previously, Engert served as East Central SGM leader for the firm.
The insurance company’s Hong Kong branch named Iain McConnachie as chief marketing officer. Previously, Iain was regional director at Prudential Corp Asia.
JEFFERIES GROUP INC
Jason Kupferberg, Mark Lipacis, David Reynolds and Robert Lea joined Jefferies as senior equity research analysts.
Kupferberg joins the firm from UBS AG , where he was a senior equity research analyst, covering computer services and IT consulting companies, while Lipacis was a managing director and senior semiconductor analyst at Morgan Stanley .
Reynolds moves to Jefferies from J.P. Morgan Securities, where he was a senior vice-president in equity research and Lea joins the firm from UBS, where he was a portfolio manager investing in the Asia technology sector in its fundamental investment group.
The advisory and asset management firm appointed Gary Howe as a managing director and head of financial institutions group (FIG) advisory, North America. Howe was previously co-head of FIG Americas at UBS AG.
MOELIS & CO
The boutique investment bank said it hired Gregg Polle as a managing director. Polle has previously worked at Citigroup and its predecessors, Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney, between 1983 and 2008.
The international asset manager appointed June Wong to the position of regional vice-chairman, CEO Hong Kong, and global consultant relations. Wong joins Threadneedle from AllianceBernstein in Hong Kong, where she was head of institutions, Asia ex-Japan.