Legg Mason Inc., Baltimore, has hired another NationsBank Corp. brokerage executive.

Eric S. Williams, formerly of TradeStreet Investment Associates, the Charlotte, N.C., banking company's investment advisory unit, joined the securities firm this month. He was hired as a first vice president and director of investment strategies, a new post. He joins Andrew M. Silton, former president of TradeStreet, hired by Legg Mason in May as chief operating officer of its asset management group.

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