While bigger competitors have been cutting back in leveraged finance amid a decline in trading volume and slack underwriting, KeyBanc Capital Markets, the debt capital markets group of Cleveland-based KeyBank, continues to build out.

In early September, it hired three former Bank of America Merrill Lynch bankers for its syndicated finance team. Robyn Roof joined the investment bank along with Jef Fowler and Tracey Guice, with the goal of expanding the loan syndicate function. Roof heads up the effort along with Edward Corletzi, head of loan sales.

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