Bloomberg News is reporting that Truist Financial Corp. has hired investment banker Jerry Wiant from Bank of America Corp. to lead its financial institutions practice.

Wiant, who was most recently Bank of America’s head of banks and specialty finance, will help Truist build out an advisory franchise catering to financial firms, according to Bloomberg. He joined BofA two years ago from Credit Suisse. He also previously worked at Lazard Ltd. and Royal Bank of Canada, where he co-headed the U.S. financial institutions group. Wiant worked on deals including PNC Financial Services Group Inc.‘s $11.5 billion purchase of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA‘s U.S. business in 2021 and RBC‘s $5.4 billion deal in 2015 for City National Corp.