Deutsche Bank has named Murray Wilson as head of equity research sales for Asia ex-Japan and made four other appointments across sales trading and electronic trading coverage in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Taipei.

Wilson replaces Tom Welch, who resigned in April, but has not indicated where he's moving next. Wilson transfers to Hong Kong from Deutsche Bank in New York where he was head of international sales. He reports to Rob Ebert, Asia head of the institutional client group for equity, who recently joined the bank. Wilson has equity sales experience across markets in Asia, Europe and the US, as well as global emerging-market sales.

Philip Tiffin joins in the newly created role of head of equity sales trading for Taiwan and reports to Marlon Sanchez, Asia head of sales trading. Tiffin formerly worked at Morgan Stanley where he was Asia head of sales trading, but left some time ago. Before that, he was a partner and head of trading at Tantallon Capital Advisors and a sales trader at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Sachin Kochhar joins in a newly created role as an equity sales trader in India from JP Morgan, where he was also a sales trader. Based in Mumbai, Kochhar reports to P Gopinath, head of sales trading for India.

James Harwood transfers to Singapore from Deutsche Bank in London as a director for Autobahn equity sales, with a focus on clients in Southeast Asia. He reports to Greg Lee, Asia head of Autobahn equity, the bank's electronic equity trading platform.

Richard Sheridan transfers to Hong Kong from Deutsche Bank in London as vice-president of Autobahn equity sales trading. Sheridan previously worked as a sales trader on the Autobahn equity algorithmic trading desk in London, and also now reports to Lee.

Ebert says the bank will continue to expand its Asian equity sales coverage in the coming months.