The German bank has announced the appointment of Curt Lam as director and client manager within Global Equity Services Asia, part of the Trust and Securities Services business. Lam, who reports to Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services, will be based in Hong Kong, with client management responsibility for Asia.

He joins Deutsche from NM Rothschild & Sons, where he most recently headed the Asian technology investment banking group. Prior to this, he held positions at ABN AMRO Rothschild and Schroders Asia.

Says Poonawala, "Curt's appointment demonstrates Deutsche Bank's commitment to providing superior services to our American Depositary Receipt and other equity services clients here in Asia. His skills and experience will help us to further leverage our broad range of capabilities in support of a variety of equity structures that will add significant value for our clients."