Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Richard Cooper as a director of sales for Southeast Asian equities. Based in London, Cooper will report to another recent recruit, Philip Staveley, head of Asian equity sales.

Cooper joins Deutsche from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he has been the head of non-Japan Asia equity sales for the past two years. He has also held equity sales positions with ING Barings and Swiss Bank Corporation.

Deutsche says the recent additions to its global equities group form part of an ongoing strategy to expand the bank's presence in the Asian equity market.

"Richard has had broad experience selling Asian equity products in Europe and we are looking forward to him continuing in Deutsche Bank's well-regarded tradition of providing quality products for our European customers," says Staveley.