Jean I. Sievert recently joined the corporate bond research department at Salomon Brothers, and will cover finance and insurance companies.
Ms. Sievert was most recently with Chase Securities, where she covered banks.
"The merger with Chemical (Banking Corp.) was exhausting from a professional and personal standpoint," said Ms. Sievert. "While I was intrigued by the opportunity of joining the new Chase, I couldn't refuse the chance to jump back in with a proven team at Salomon."
Ms. Sievert will cover mortgage banks, credit card companies, independent finance, and insurance companies.
Ms. Sievert is a five-time member of Institutional Investor's All- America team in fixed-income research.
Craig Stine, who had held the finance and insurance company position at Salomon, has moved to the financial institutions group.
Market sources said that Chase is planing to hire a new fixed-income bank researcher.