Barclays hires Asian commodities head

Russell Norton is the new Asian head of commodities at Barclays Capital.
Barclays Capital has named Russell Norton in a new post of director and head of commodities for Asia, handling its planned growth in sales and trading. He will be based in Singapore.

He joined Barclays Capital in early 2005 working in sales and providing advice to companies such as airlines and shipping companies, on risk management issues regarding exposure to energy prices. Before then he worked on the commodities desk at Deutsche Bank.

BarclaysÆ commodity sales and trading focuses on energy and hard commodities. Its business has reached a scale where making this hire will help the future build out of its team. Further team expansion is envisaged, especially in Japan.

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