ABR Investment Strategy — After leaving the investment advisory firm in August 2012, technology analyst Joe Locke has rejoined ABR. Locke, one of the firm’s original employees when ABR began in 2010, previously covered technology companies for Pequot Capital and Pantera Capital in San Francisco. He was a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers and head of research for five years in Hong Kong for ABN Amro.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch — Former Goldman Sachs & Co. banker Luigi Rizzo (pictured) has jumped to BofA to lead its M&A business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Rizzo, who will be based in London, specializes in the telecommunications, media and technology sector. He will replace Philip Noblet, who has led BofA’s EMEA team since 2010.