Sucden Financial, a global multi-asset execution, clearing and liquidity provider, has appointed Alan Burr for LME metals and options trading at its Hong Kong subsidiary.Sucden Financial says Burr’s 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.
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 Limited in 1995 and became a floor dealer in 1999 before moving to Natixis Asia Limited as Director and Head of Metals Asia in Hong Kong. In 2012 he moved to Newedge Financial Hong Kong Limited 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. His appointment will boost our already established presence in the area, as we continue to grow our international business during these unprecedented times,” says Marc Bailey, Chief Executive Officer.