Two respected analysts are moving on:
— Merrill Lynch veteran Lauren Rich Fine is retiring after 19 years; her coverage of advertising, newspapers and new media has been influential and invaluable. Fine worked out of her home office in Shaker Heights, Ohio for the last 10 years and wanted to cut back on her travel. (Would imagine the hours could be killer, too.) Her associate Karl Choi moves to senior analyst, publishing and advertising. The Plain Dealer (via Romenesko) has the details.
— At UBS, Aryeh Bourkoff is switching sides, moving from managing director and research analyst with a specialty in cable to TMT Investment Banking as vice chairman. TMT stands for technology, media and telecom. In his farewell client note, Bourkoff wrote: “UBS continues to be an entrepreneurial environment and I look forward to bringing an investor perspective to deal making.” He joined UBS in 1999. The move is effective May 1. Release.