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Merlin expands agency trading biz


Merlin Securities has hired Jesse Cole and Bryan Miller to expand its agency trading capabilities to hedge funds. Cole and Miller will head the firm's institutional group, a newly formed equity sales coverage unit in New York.

The unit will focus on providing medium-to-large hedge funds with traditional institutional sales coverage such as corporate access, trading ideas and company modeling. Prior to joining Merlin, Cole was a member of the institutional sales and trading group of Schonfeld Group. Miller joins from independent financial advisory firm Collins Stewart.

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