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Movers and Shakers on Wall Street

From hires at TCW and Wunderlich Securities to a new firm built by former Merrill Lynch advisors, Wall Street has been very busy this month.

Jerry Cudzil, a former Morgan Stanley managing director who specialized in trading high-yield debt, has joined the ranks of TCW. He comes to the firm as the Head of U.S. Credit Trading. According to On Wall Street, Cudzil’s position is a new role within the firm.

TCW isn’t the only company acquiring top talent from other firms. On Wall Street reports that Wunderlich Securities has taken four Morgan Keegan execs under its wing. Three of them — Brett Chiles, Haywood Henderson, Tim Ballard — will go to Wunderlich Securities’ Equity Capital Markets division, while Jane Brokaw Lutz (a former financial advisor) will join the firm as the senior VP of the Private Client Group.

The biggest move of all, however, might have come from Chad Clary and Dane Crunk, who left their posts at Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group (a company they had been with since 2006) for the exciting opportunity to build something new. According to On Wall Street, the resulting venture is a financial startup called Syntal Capital Partners.

Based in Midland, Texas, Syntal Capital Partners has already attracted the attention of other Merrill Lynch employees, including Raquel Padilla, Clarissa Kuzmich, Cressinda Hyatt, and Barry Brauchi.

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