BoA Merrill adds to ECM team with Goldman banker

Edmund Sim leaves Goldman for BoA Merrill, as his former employer confirms the hire of William Smiley as co-head of equity syndicate and makes two additional internal ECM appointments in the region.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is continuing on its hiring spree with the addition of a senior Goldman Sachs banker to its equity capital markets team. According to a source, Edmund Sim, who was an executive director based in Beijing at Goldman, will join BoA Merrill in a couple of months after serving out his gardening leave.

At BoA Merrill he will be a director within the ECM department, reporting to Jason Cox, the bank's head of ECM for Asia-Pacific. The new hire will add new capacity to the Asia ECM team at BoA Merrill, which now includes some 10-12 people, insiders say. Bank of America Merrill Lynch ranked ninth in the...

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