Standard Chartered poaches head of metals trading from Barclays

Ben Corbould leaves his job as head of metals trading in Asia at Barclays to take on the same role at Standard Chartered, which has aspirations to grow its metals franchise in the region.

Standard Charted has hired Ben Corbould from Barclays Capital for a new position as head of metals trading in Asia, according to a statement yesterday. Corbould, who had the same title at Barclays, brings more than 10 years of experience as a metals trader -- both of the actual commodity and the derivatives version.

At Standard Chartered he will lead a team responsible for committing capital in the Asian metals market and will provide market expertise to the bank's customers....

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