Credit Suisse First Boston hired a Toronto-Dominion banker for its loan syndications group.

Arturo de Pena today will join Credit Suisse as a director, reporting to Claire McCarthy, managing director and head of sales.

Mr. de Pena succeeds William Ziglar, who joined Natwest Markets last month. "We've hired a number of people to our team," said Bruce Ling, the head of loan syndications, noting that Credit Suisse recently made additions to its team in London. "It's part of our strategy to expand our business both here and in Europe."

Dean Witter Morgan Stanley chief economist Steven Ricchiuto has joined ABN Amro Chicago Corp., the securities unit of ABN Amro Bank.

As chief economist for the fixed-income and equity divisions, Mr. Ricchiuto will be based in New York, serving investment banking clients by tracking trends and formulating interest rate forecasts.

"As we've grown, the need for different sorts of economic analysis has grown. The ability to attract somebody with Steve's experience is a real plus for us," said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist for ABN Amro Bank.

Winston & Strawn, a Chicago-based law firm, is bringing back one of its own. Stanford J. Goldblatt is returning to the firm after an 18-year stint at Hopkins & Sutter, another Chicago-based corporate law firm. Mr. Goldblatt will focus on representing venture capital and other private equity sources of capital, as well as general corporate and commercial transactions.

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