Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hires Steven Niemczyk as Global Head of Asset Management Investment Banking

2009-04-07 23:54 999

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that Steven J. Niemczyk will join the company's Global Corporate & Investment Banking business as global head of Asset Management Investment Banking in June 2009. Niemczyk has been global head of Asset Management Investment Banking at UBS Limited in London. He will relocate to New York and report to Michael Rubinoff, head of Global Financial Institutions Corporate & Investment Banking.

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"Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have long been leaders in advising and raising capital for financial institutions," said Brian T. Moynihan, president of Global Banking and Wealth Management. "Steve has over 20 years of experience in financial services investment banking. His hire underscores the combined firm's continued commitment to this important client sector."

"We expect to see more consolidation and increased capital needs among financial institutions, including asset managers," said Rubinoff. "Steve's expertise in advising asset management companies is a vital addition to our team."

From 2001 to 2006, Niemczyk was a managing director in Morgan Stanley's Financial Institutions group in New York and London. Niemczyk was a general partner at Lazard Freres & Co. from 1990 to 2001 where he was a member of the Supervisory Board, the Opinion Committee and the Lazard/Daiwa SBCM Steering Committee. He held previous positions with The Blackstone Group and Salomon Brothers from 1983 to 1990.

Niemczyk holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School from which he graduated with distinction in 1983. He received an MSc degree from The London School of Economics in 1979 and a B.A. in economics from Yale University, from which he graduated cum laude in 1976.

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