Sucden Financial Hires Kevin Watkins, Formerly at UBS

London-based broker Sucden Financial Ltd. hired Kevin Watkins to develop its coffee business, the company said in an e-mailed statement.

Watkins was previously with Swiss bank UBS AG, where he managed a desk covering both sales and trading aspects of exchange traded derivatives products, Sucden said today.

Watkins started working at Sucden on Feb. 20. and reports to the company’s soft commodities team heads Mark Cooper and Thomas Kujawa, Rosetta Smith, spokeswoman, said in an e-mail.

“We are keen to leverage his broad skill set to build a greater presence in the coffee market,” Robert James, director at Sucden, said in the statement.

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