ING Barings has appointed Samuel Webster as head of equity markets in Taiwan.

Webster was formerly Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) head of research for Taiwan. Prior to CSFB, Webster was regional petrochemical analyst for Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, and Kerry Securities, where he was responsible for setting up the Shanghai branch of the firm.

"At the heart of the regional technology industry, Taiwan is a very important part of our regional business. Samuel brings a wealth of experience to our Taipei operation, particularly on the research product, where he has an excellent track record," comments Eugene Marais, head of equity markets for ING Barings in Asia, on Webster's appointment.