Richard Hurst has been appointed as a director of Asian equities trading at Deutsche Bank Singapore. He will report to Hong Kong-based Warren Primhak, managing director, head of equities cash trading Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan).

Before heading to Deutsche, Hurst was at Merrill Lynch Asia-Pacific where he was based in Hong Kong as a senior cash trading director for Asia.

"We've experienced exponential growth in our equities business in Asia and believe that this trend will continue in the futures," comments Primhak. "Richard brings considerable experience in cash trading and overall management for his role as director of Asia equities trading. His appointment will increase our capacity to broaden the breadth of our equity business in the region and quality service offerings to clients in Asia."