UPDATE 2-BofA senior Asia banker to rejoin Morgan Stanley

viernes 26 de junio de 2009 11:59 CEST

* Terence Keyes leaving Merrill after just over 1 year

* Keyes to rejoin Morgan Stanley for similar role

* Keyes worked for Morgan Stanley for 11 years

(Changes headline. adds details of Keyes' role and new job in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7)

By George Chen and Michael Flaherty

HONG KONG, June 26 (Reuters) - Terence Keyes, Asia head of the general execution group for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BAC.N: Cotización), is leaving the bank to return to his previous employer, Morgan Stanley (MS.N: Cotización), people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Keyes, a former senior Morgan Stanley banker in Asia who worked for the U.S. bank for 11 years, joined Merrill Lynch last April as head of Asia corporate finance and was given the new title late last year after Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch.

Spokespersons for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley declined to comment.

At Merrill Lynch, Keyes's team focused on deal execution and worked closely with other departments to help Asian companies underwrite shares and bonds.   Continuación...