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JPMorgan Chase

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has hired Douglas Anmuth, a senior research analyst from

Barclays Plc

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, to cover internet giants like


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according to a person with knowledge of the hire.

Anmuth, who spent about eight years as a Lehman Brothers analyst, joined Barclays after the British bank acquired Lehman's U.S. assets following its bankruptcy filing. He will report to Noelle Grainger, head of research for the Americas. A call to Grainger was not immediately returned and Anmuth could not be reached. Barclays declined comment through a spokesman.

Anmuth will replace Imran Khan, who recently joined

Credit Suisse

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as an investment banker.

Having a recognizable analyst is important to JPMorgan's Internet banking effort, where it has been trying to catch

Goldman Sachs

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Morgan Stanley

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. The bank recently won an assignment to advise on LinkedIn's planned initial public offering with

Bank of America

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and Morgan Stanley.

JPMorgan's asset management division has also taken an interest in the Internet boom, raising $1.22 billion of a targeted $1.3 billion Digital Growth Fund, to give asset management clients access to hot private technology companies, including Twitter, according to the

Financial Times



Written by Dan Freed in New York


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