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Merrill Lynch Wealth Hires HSBC, Barclays Bankers in Mideast

February 07, 2012

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Merrill Lynch Wealth Management hired bankers from HSBC Holdings Plc and Barclays Plc in the Middle East as the unit of Bank of America Corp. boosts its operations in the region.

Sandip Aggarwal, Ayad Hachem and Mustapha Sinno were hired as financial advisers from HSBC Private Bank, Merrill Lynch said in an e-mailed statement today. Sahba Hadipour was hired from Barclays Wealth in Dubai, while Zahoor Hussain joins from a Dubai-based family business.

Hadipour, Aggarwal, Hussain and Sinno will be based in Dubai, while Hachem will work out of Beirut, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Shaji Mathew in Dubai at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at

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