Sucden Financial has appointed Alan Burr for LME metals and options trading at its Hong Kong subsidiary. The firm says the appointment will help enhance the Hong Kong hub’s market making to add liquidity in the region.
He will primarily focus on LME metal products, including options and average price contracts, working directly with the category one LME member’s London trading team. In time, Burr will look to add precious metals and iron ore, Sucden says.
Prior to joining Sucden Financial, Burr was director and head of metals trading at Société Générale in Hong Kong and Singapore where he was responsible for trading and providing market making of metals products, covering base and precious metals and iron ore. He began his career at Natixis Commodity Markets in 1995 and became a floor dealer in 1999 before moving to Natixis Asia as Director and head of metals Asia in Hong Kong. In 2012 he moved to Newedge Financial Hong Kong where he was director and head of metals, establishing a new team across sales, trading and E-business.
“I am delighted to welcome Alan, who brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience dealing with clients in the Asia region,” says Marc Bailey, CEO of Sucden Financial. “His appointment will boost our already established presence in the area, as we continue to grow our international business during these unprecedented times.”