This is a big hit for Merrill right now, said an official at a rival firm. I think [Merrill] should be able to hire the people theyre looking for, but it could be a struggle, he added. Patrick Meyer, spokesman for Merrill in London, said, A large number of these positions have already been filled with internal and external hires.
The new hires are: Mike Fullalove, who joins as managing director from Merrill, along with Marc Baylis, Fred Clatworthy, Ignacio Lanza-Sanchez and Eva Weiss as directors. Matthew Peakman, Ingo Heinen, Gregg Spivey, Daniel Dolan, Dominik von Eynern and Paul Goetz join as v.p.s, with Rebecca Bernstone and Niels Verbeek as assistant v.p.s, all also from Merrill. Enrique Hernandez-Amores joins the team from BNP Paribas as a director, and Amit Trivedi joins from Jardine Lloyd Thompson as an assistant v.p., according to Walker.