When Bank of America Corp. acquired Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., it gained a stronger unified managed account platform than its own and a team of executives well versed in UMAs. Now the Merrill contingent is leading the development of the platform.

Jon Goldstein, a spokesman for B of A, said Mitch Cox, who headed global investment solutions at Merrill, will manage the Charlotte company's global wealth and investment management's complete investment product suite, including unified managed accounts. Mike Perry, who also worked at Merrill, will report to Mr. Cox and run managed accounts and managed account platforms, Mr. Goldstein said in an interview last week.

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