Banc of America Securities has hired Brian Edmonds to head up its Treasury trading desk. Edmonds, who will also be responsible for trading the benchmark 10-year sector and will be based in New York, says he will have about 10 Treasury traders reporting to him. He reports to government securities boss Kurt Harrison. Prior to joining B of A, he had been a co-head of Treasury trading at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he ran the desk for several years with Pat Haskell. Before CSFB, he worked at Lehman Brothers with Harrison. He left CSFB about six months ago, according to CSFB spokesman John Gallagher.