OppenheimerFunds has added John Johnson, a high-yield analyst, to cover media and financial credits, according to Tom Reedy, co-head of high yield with David Negri at the New York-based money manager. Johnson replaces an analyst who left the firm some two months ago. Reedy says the firm is interviewing to replace another analyst who left some two months ago. The new hire will follow telecom and cable. He declined to name the two analysts who left.
Johnson previously worked at Merrill Lynch as an attorney, and as an analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Most recently, he worked at a hedge fund, the name of which could not be determined.