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Bank of America Merrill Lynch has hired Winston Cheng from Goldman Sachs as Asia ex-Japan head of its technology, media and telecommunications banking group, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Monday.

The news agency reports that Cheng will be based in Hong Kong.

Karim Kanji, head of coal, dry-freight and iron-ore trading at Barclays in London, resigned from the bank last week amid a financial-industry shift away from energy and commodity markets.

Bloomberg News reports that Kanji, 36, left after seven years, including more than four years as a carbon trader, he said yesterday by e-mail.

He previously traded power for ConocoPhillips, American Electric Power Co. and Enron Corp.

Jefferies has hired Richard Thoms and Ming Lai from Citigroup as Managing Directors for the event-driven desk.

Bloomberg also reports that Thoms will be managing director of trading, while Lai will be managing director of sales, they said in telephone interviews.

They left Citigroup on May 13, and will start at Jefferies on July 8. Event-driven desks specialize in trading around company changes such as mergers, spinoffs and bankruptcies.

And Bloomberg reports that Moore Capital Management, the $12.1bn hedge-fund firm founded by Louis Bacon, hired Morgan Stanley credit trader Anthony Wainer, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Wainer was head of high-yield credit trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Morgan Stanley, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because his departure isn’t public. At Moore, he will join former colleague Patrick Lynch, who had been Morgan Stanley’s head of European credit sales and trading before resigning in January 2012.

Bloomberg reports that Morgan Stanley has hired Brad Humphrey as a precious metals analyst from Raymond James Financial, where he was head of mining research, according to Vlaad & Co., a Toronto-based financial services recruiting firm.

Finally, The Wall Street Journal reports that Standard Chartered has shuffled the roles of its debt capital market bankers to boost its fast-growing business in underwriting bonds.

The bank has named Peter Szekely as head of debt capital markets in Southeast Asia, which is a new role, effective July 5, the bank said. Szekely is relocating from Hong Kong to Singapore.

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