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Standard Chartered builds its commodities derivatives team

Singapore becomes the home of Standard Chartered's new Asia-Pacific commodities derivatives team.
As part of the continued growth of its global rates and foreign exchange RFX business, Standard Chartered Bank has established a commodities derivatives desk in both Singapore and London.

The bank says it chose Singapore for the Asia-Pacific desk because local regulators have been developing this market with legislative reforms, joint ventures with international exchanges like NYMEX, and tax incentives for investors.

Standard Chartered's commodity-derivatives team will cover the full spectrum of precious metals, base metals, energy and soft commodities. The product offering will range from vanilla swaps to innovative and cross-market derivatives solutions.

An immediate market presence has been established with the hiring of a team from Commerzbank headed by Jeremy East, who...
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