Seven months after defecting from NationsBank Corp., Andrew M. Silton, the former president of its TradeStreet Investment Associates unit, is settling into a new home.

On May 4, Mr. Silton, 44, joined Legg Mason Inc., the Baltimore securities firm, as executive vice president and chief operating officer of its asset management group. He reports to Edward A. Taber 3d, the group's senior executive vice president.

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