Leading commodities brokerage Marex Spectron, headquartered in the UK and with a global network spanning North America and Asia, today announced the appointment of Matthew France as Head of Institutional Sales for the company’s Asian Metals business according to a corporate statement.
Departing from Morgan Stanley where he was an executive director overseeing the company’s Asian Metals business through March of 2016, Mr. France will be based in Marex Spectron’s Singapore office to take on the new role within a business segment that he has experience in from his prior position.
As Head of Institutional Sales, Metals, in Asia, for Marex Spectron, Mr. France will report to the firm’s Global Head of Metals, Simon Van Den Born.
Matthew’s appointment further strengthens our presence in Asia
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Asian Metals focus
Mr. Van Den Born said of the new hire in a statement: “Matthew’s appointment further strengthens our presence in Asia. He has a deep knowledge of the Asian markets and will be instrumental in helping Marex Spectron access new opportunities in the region.”
The company has been active in expanding its efforts to increase market share in the region, including across ferrous metals and energy products in Singapore, and also made a significant investment into its global technology offering for metals for its clients, as explained in an update.
20-year metals veteran
Mr. France brings 20 years of financial industry expertise and within the metals markets, having joined Barclays Capital where he stayed for 8 years as a metals trader before joining Morgan Stanley where he spent nearly 12 years before departing in March 2016.
Having initially studied for two years at the College of Law in Guildford in the fields of law, banking and capital markets in 1994, as per a LinkedIn profile description, Mr. France then joined Barclays in January of 1996 to embark on what has culminated in a 20+ year industry career in finance.