BoA Merrill Lynch hires Claudio Piron from J.P. Morgan

Claudio Piron joins Bank of America Merrill Lynch's global research division to head emerging Asia foreign exchange and fixed-income strategy.

Claudio Piron will become the latest addition to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's fixed-income team as he joins from J.P. Morgan to head emerging Asia foreign exchange and fixed-income strategy.

In this role, Piron will be responsible for creating research products covering the local Asian markets and will work closely with the bank's emerging markets fixed-income and economics research teams globally.

The role has been vacant since before the financial crisis. The former head was Simon Flint who reportedly left Merrill Lynch in June 2008 to become head of the Asia strategy division at Lehman Brothers. Flint is now head of foreign exchange strategy at Nomura.

Piron will be based in Singapore and will...

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