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William Ho joins Bank of America Equity Research to cover biotechnology stocks

William Ho received his MBA in 2001 from the University of Notre Dame

Publication: Bank of America

July 18, 2006

Tags: Alumni, MBA

NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America announced today that William Ho has joined the Equity Research Department of Banc of America Securities as a senior research analyst covering the Biotechnology sector. He is based in New York and reports to Joan Solotar, managing director and head of Equity Research.

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Ho comes to Bank of America from Piper Jaffray, where he worked for the last three years in the firm's Equity Research Department as an analyst covering Biotechnology & Tools. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Ho was a senior financial analyst in the Financial Planning & Operational Analysis division of CuraGen Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing applications to treat cancer, inflammatory diseases, and diabetes. Before CuraGen, he was in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at SG Cowen.

"We're pleased to welcome Will to the team and look forward to the role he will play in broadening our biotech coverage and contributing to our robust healthcare research franchise," said Solotar.

Ho joins David Witzke, senior biotechnology analyst, and a broader team of 10 senior healthcare analysts.

"Will's industry and equity research experience provides a unique blend of knowledge and insight that will translate to meaningful investment recommendations for our clients," Solotar added.

Ho received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, with honors, from McMaster University in Canada.

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