ING has announced a further four appointments to its equity sales team in Hong Kong and Singapore. Three hail from CLSA joining their former colleagues Jenkin Leung and Giles Heyring, respective heads for Hong Kong/China and Singapore/Malaysia.

In Hong Kong, Tam Shing Hei has been appointed as a vice president and senior sales executive covering Asian, US and Middle Eastern based clients. Tam had been at CLSA for three years working in institutional sales and before that ICEA securities from 1998.

In Singapore, Shan Shan Teo has been appointed as a director in equity sales. Her primary responsibility will be to communicate ING's research ideas to the local client base. She had been at CLSA since 1996 and prior to that held a number of institutional sales positions with Nomura Securities and Vickers Ballas.

The second Singaporean hire is Raymond Teo, who also joins as a director in equity sales. He will be responsible for Singapore and Malaysia client coverage. Teo had been at CLSA since 1993 and before that JM Sassoon Securities, ONG & Co Securities and Philip Securities.

Finally, ING has also appointed Carolyn Tan as a director in Asian equity sales. She will be based in Singapore but cover the North Asian market. Prior to ING, Tan was at HSBC Securities where she had been an associate director specialising in the Taiwan market since 2001.

Tan, Teo and Teo will report to Heyring, while Tam will report to Leung.