Hedge Funds

Former Banc of America PB executive joins colleagues

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Rob Davis, the former head of prime brokerage sales at Banc of America Securities and founder of industry charity Hedge Funds Care, has joined Merlin Securities.

The move is a homecoming for Davis, who spent many years working with Steve Vermut, founder of both Merlin and Banc of America's prime brokerage business. The firm also employs several of Davis' and Vermut's other former colleagues from Banc of America, including J.P. Muir, Amr Mohamed, Andrew Lando, Regina O'Neill, Gary Kniffen, Chuck Brama and Brandt Williams.

At Merlin, a boutique prime brokerage firm based in New York and San Francisco, Davis