Merrill Lynch appointed James Quigley as president of Merrill Lynch for Latin America and Canada.

The new appointee will report to Gregory Fleming, president and chief operating officer of Merrill Lynch. In this newly created position, Quigley will be overseeing the firm’s business and operating strategies in Latin America and Canada. He will manage Merrill Lynch’s Latin American and Canadian businesses on a fully integrated basis across wealth management, sales and trading, origination and principal investments.

As chairman of Merrill Lynch International since June 2007, Quigley was a partner and advisor to the global business heads. Since March 2006, Quigley has been head of Latin America GMI, and since June 2007, he has been responsible for integrating the firm’s businesses in Canada and for client coverage in the Middle East. 

He has also been a member of Merrill Lynch’s executive client coverage group since 2003.

Before these roles, Quigley was a senior vice president and head of client strategies for global debt markets (GDM) and before that, he served as head of GDM's global issuer client group. Quigley joined the firm in January 1983 in the New York syndicate group. Since then, he has held a number of senior positions, including executive director of the London syndicate group, head of the global debt syndicate group, and head of the global debt transactions and fixed- income origination groups.

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