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Apparently, it's still possible to find a good job on Wall Street.

Mark Manson, formerly deputy head of equity research for

Credit Suisse First Boston

, has agreed to join San Francisco-based

Thomas Weisel Partners

as the New York-based director of research. Though a spokeswoman for his new firm declined to confirm the appointment, Manson introduced himself to his new colleagues Tuesday morning during the firm's daily conference call for sales and research personnel, according to several people familiar with the call.

Manson's joining Weisel is a coup for the young firm, whose namesake also co-founded the former

Montgomery Securities

before selling it to

Bank of America


. Manson had been the head of stock-market research at

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

before joining CSFB last year when the two firms merged. Earlier in his career he followed the leisure and gaming industries.

The Wall Street Journal

reported last week that Manson and two senior CSFB bankers, David Moore and James Ancey, had resigned but that compensation agreements with CSFB could prevent them from joining rival firms for as long as six months.

In Manson's case, it looks like his waiting period is more like two weeks. The current head of East Coast research for the firm is Perry Boyle, who declined to comment on his new responsibilities. Until the end of last year, Ned Zacher was head of research for the firm. He recently became head of the firm's telecommunications services coverage and also declined to comment on Manson's joining the firm.