BofA poaches real estate team in Australia

HONG KONG, Feb 4 (BestGrowthStock) – Bank of America (BAC.N: ) has
hired a five-person real estate team from Bell Potter Securities
in Australia, according to a source familiar with the matter,
adding to its growing list of major hires across Asia-Pacific.

The source said among the hires was Simon Garing, who
according to an August 2009 press release was head of Real Estate
Equities Research at Bell Potter, a post he took after six years
at UBS.

Bank of America declined to comment. Bell Potter could not be
reached for comment.

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BofA poaches real estate team in Australia