Credit Suisse executive joins Lazard as financial sponsors head

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Lazard Ltd has named Edward Yorke as head of its North American financial sponsors group, where he will help advise private equity firms on transactions, the firm said in a press release on Monday.

Yorke joins Lazard from Credit Suisse Group AG , where he was a managing director and vice chairman of investment banking for the Americas.

Yorke will be based in New York and will work closely with Fotis Hasiotis, head of European financial sponsors in London.

(Reporting by Olivia Oran in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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