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People News: Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS.

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Dennis Lafferty, one of Goldman Sachs’s top distressed-debt traders, is in talks to join HSBC to run a new loans and special situations unit in New York, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

People News: Deutsche Bank, UBS

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Zar Amrolia, who helped build up Deutsche Bank’s fixed-income and currencies business, is leaving the bank after ten years to help run a British electronic market-making business.

People News: C Suisse

Hedge Fund

Mining analyst Justin Froneman said he left Credit Suisse’s equity research unit in South Africa just over a year after joining the financial-services group.



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BMO agrees takeover of boutique M&A advisory firm Greene Holcomb Fisher

BMO Financial Group have announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Greene Holcomb Fisher (“GHF”), a premier boutique M&A advisory firm based in Minneapolis, with additional offices in Seattle and Atlanta. The transaction requires regulatory approval and is expected to close in BMO’s fiscal fourth quarter, which ends on October 31. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed.