CLSA Asia-Pacific markets has bolstered its London based Japanese equity sales team with three new hires.

John Charlton-Jones will head the Japanese equity sales division for the UK and Europe. Before joining CLSA, he gained over 20 years of experience in Japanese equities with HSBC in the London and Tokyo offices.

Joining Charlton Jones in the Japanese equity sales team in London will be his former HSBC colleagues, Holly Larrett and Philip Whalley. Between them, Larrett and Whalley bring over 30 years of combined experience in Japanese equity markets to CLSA.

Both new hires will be based in London and service clients in the UK and Europe.

"Japan is the fastest growing part of CLSA Asia-Pacific's brand," says Donald Skinner, managing director of the Japanese equity division. " Following on from the success of our inaugural CLSA Japan forum in Tokyo last month, we're continuing to further strengthen, upgrade and develop our offering in Japan. These new hires reflect our commitment to providing higher standards of service to our clients and expanding our coverage of Japan."