The CDO research group at Wachovia Securities continues its expansion with the addition of Anik Ray as a CDO analyst last week. Ray, a May 2004 graduate from Columbia University with a B.S. in Engineering and Operations, reports to managing director Arturo Cifuentes. Additionally, analyst Manish Desai will move from Wachovia's Charlotte office to New York.

Thacher Profitt & Wood elected Gene Haldeman and Serena Mentor to partners, effective July 1. Haldeman joined TPW in 1993 and Mentor joined the firm in 1995. "We are delighted to welcome Gene and Serena into the partnership," said Paul Tvetenstrand, managing partner of Thacher Proffitt. "They each already have contributed tremendously to their practice area and to the firm as a whole, and I am looking forward to their continued successes."

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