BofA hires ex-Goldman banker Woo as China FIG head-memo

HONG KONG, July 2 Mon Jul 1, 2013 11:58pm EDT

HONG KONG, July 2 (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch hired Michael Woo as head of China Financial Institutions Group (FIG) investment banking, as the New York-based firm looks to deepen its ties with insurance companies and banks in the world's second largest economy.

Woo, a 16-year investment banking veteran, was previously a managing director working at the FIG team at Goldman Sachs in Asia, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Tuesday