Credit Suisse First Boston has lifted Kenny Lau from CLSA, to become its head of small-cap companies research for non-Japan Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong.

Lau's responsibilities will include the coverage of the Hong Kong small cap sector and the coordination of the bank's small-cap capabilities across the region. He replaces Simon Lam.

Lau was the senior technology/industirals analyst at CLSA, where he worked since 2000, and he has over ten years experience in the industry.