Hambrecht & Quist Group said it will change its name to Chase H&Q, a division of Chase Securities, when its acquisition by Chase Manhattan Corp. is completed at yearend.

Chase, which agreed in September to buy the San Francisco equity specialist for $1.35 billion, had said Hambrecht would be renamed Chase Securities West. Officials from both firms decided at a management gathering in New York late last week to retain the Hambrecht identity, said Cristina Morgan, co-director of investment banking at Hambrecht.

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