Four key appointments have been made to Jardine FlemingÆs research team in Korea.

Peter Lee will be director, head of research. He joins from HSBC Investment Bank, Seoul branch where he was head of research.

John Choi will be responsible for bank sector coverage. He was previously with Bank of Montreal, Singapore.

Soo-Hyun (Steve) Whang will be responsible for steel, electric power sectors and some technology stocks. Previously, he was with Daewoo Securities, Bank of America and Dean Witter Reynolds.

Ji Young (Angie) Won was most recently with HSBC as junior internet analyst. Prior to that, she was with Medison, a Korean ultrasound manufacturer.

Andrew Houston, head of regional research at Jardine Fleming, said, "We have been steadily strengthening our team across the region in order to provide the best coverage and quality of research for our clients. These recent additions to the Korea team underscore our commitment to provide a top quality product in both sector and country research."