Trafigura Said to Hire Standard’s Thomson as Metals Trader

Trafigura Beheer BV hired Ben Thomson to trade industrial metals, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Thomson will be based in Singapore, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. He previously was head of the physical metals trading desk at Standard Bank Group Ltd. in Singapore, Jim Coupland, Standard Bank’s global co-head of commodities, said by phone in London today.

Victoria Dix, a spokeswoman for Trafigura, said the company doesn’t comment on staff changes.

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