Societe Generale Cross Asset Research has appointed new heads of equity research for banks and consumer goods sectors.

Gert Van Rooyen has been appointed as new head of the equity research team covering banks. Based in London, Mr Rooyen will report to Fabrice Theveneau, head of sector research.

Prior to joining Societe Generale, Mr Rooyen was head of the European financials team at UBS Global Asset Management in London from 2008.

Ian Kellett has been appointed as head of consumer staples research also covering the luxury goods sector. Based in London, Mr Kellett will too report to Mr Theveneau.

Mr Kellett was previously head of the consumer goods research team at Dresdner Kleinwort, and more recently has been working with private equity institutions on food and beverage transactions.