When executives at Manufacturers and Traders Bank decided to bring their brokerage operation in-house, they had to start looking for a new compliance officer to help oversee the project.

But the Buffalo-based bank didn't have to look very far. Right across the street, Key Bank was running a successful retail brokerage and its compliance officer, Barbara "Bobbie' Lopian, was well known in the banking community, having worked in the industry for 23 years.

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