Vineet Sharma has joined JPMorgan as regional coordinator of the consumer and media sector. Sharma will be based in Hong Kong and report to Jose Linares, the firm's head of Asia (ex Japan) equity research.

Commenting on the new appointment, Linares says, "Vineet brings a wealth of experience to the role and has significant client traction. I have every confidence he will provide leadership to our already strong platform."

Sharma joins JPMorgan from Deutsche Bank's research team. He replaces Charlie Dutton and Andrew Swan, previously head of Asian consumer and media research respectively.