UBS has just poached a top technologist from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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As investment banks invest ever more into automation, getting the right person at the top of technology is increasingly important.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which has been losing senior technologists over the course of the past 12 months, has just lost another – this time to UBS.

Neil Boston is the Swiss bank’s new head of investment banking technology and UK regional lead. He joined the bank in June after a near two-year stint at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Boston joined BAML in July 2015 as head of FX technology. By the time he left in June, however, he was head of FX technology, global co-head of markets e-trading technology and EMEA head of technology for fixed income currencies and commodities (FICC).

Boston’s role at UBS will encompass a broader range of responsibilities across the investment bank, which reflects his depth of experience. He spent seven years at Citi before moving to BAML and held various senior roles including head of FX and chief technical architect within its options technology team.

UBS confirmed the appointment.

Contact: pclarke@efinancialcareers.com

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