FleetBoston Robertson Stephens has hired Larry A. Domash as head of its high-yield research.

Mr. Domash will work out of the New York office and report to Scott Vallar, head of high-yield capital markets at FleetBoston.

Mr. Domash was head of corporate research at Susquehanna Partners, an institutional arbitrage firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Earlier he worked at Fidelity Management and Research Co. in Boston. During his seven years there he was director of investment operations, director of U.S. and European research, and finally director of high-yield research.

FleetBoston Robertson Stephens is the investment banking arm of Boston-based FleetBoston Financial.


NEW ENGLANDIBJ Whitehall Financial Business Credit Corp., a subsidiary of Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd., has hired Michael P. Kot as a vice president in its Boston office.

Mr. Kot, 37, will be in charge of generating new transactions in the Connecticut-Boston corridor. He will report to Neil Marks, executive vice president of business development.

Mr. Kot came from the New York office of Bank of America Business Credit, where he worked six years in credit and business development.


MIDWESTThe Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has promoted Mary Sherburne and Kristi Zimmerman from assistant vice president to vice president.

Ms. Sherburne will be project manager of the 7th Federal Reserve District's check modernization project, in which she will lead the conversion to a new check operating platform. She was an assistant vice president in charge of the Peoria office. She joined the Chicago Fed in 1985 as an intern in the Chicago office.

Tyler Smith will succeed Ms. Sherburne as head of the Peoria office. He was assistant vice president in the Chicago Check Department. He joined the Chicago Fed in 1980.

Ms. Zimmerman will continue to work in the general services department, where she has oversees support and employee services. She will also assume responsibility for the facilities and protection departments in May. She joined the Chicago Fed in 1984 as a supervisor in purchasing services.


National City Corp. in Cleveland has hired Thomas J. Mulready for the new post of senior vice president in charge of Internet and e-commerce technologies within its corporate operations and information services group.Mr. Mulready was director of MRI Online, the Internet-based job placement and career resource center of Management Recruiters International. Earlier he worked at Campbell's Soup Co. Still earlier he worked at Richardson-Vickes Co.

National City Corp. has $87 billion of assets.


MIDDLE ATLANTICGreenPoint Financial Corp. in New York as hired W. Douglas Singer as senior vice president and treasurer.

Mr. Singer succeeds Melody White, who has left the company. He will manage GreenPoint's securities portfolio, wholesale funding, and asset-liability management, and report to Jeffrey R. Leeds, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company. ?

Mr. Singer was senior vice president and investment officer at $22.8 billion-asset Astoria Federal Savings in Long Island City, N.Y. Earlier he worked 10 years at Long Island Savings Bank in Syosset, N.Y., which was bought by Astoria Federal Savings in 1998. Before that he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

GreenPoint Financial Corp. has $15 billion of assets.

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