Investment bank Salomon Brothers has announced the expansion of its Asia-Pacific equity team. William Choy will join the company as managing director and member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee. Mr Choy will be responsible for developing the company's regional equity business. He was recruited from SBC Warburg, where he was managing director and joint head of Asian equity sales. Otto Chan, also previously with SBC Warburg, will be joining as director and head of equity sales, Hong Kong. Robert Morese, chief executive officer of the Asia-Pacific, said they would both make an 'immediate and substantial contribution to our equity business'.