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StanChart Hires Pepper From JPMorgan for Agriculture Sales

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Standard Chartered Plc hired Liam Pepper from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to lead the agriculture sales team as the bank is expanding its commodity business.

Singapore-based Pepper started this month and reports to Tim Wilson, who oversees global commodities sales, the bank said today in a statement. Pepper was with JPMorgan since 2009 where he marketed agricultural derivatives and commodity-related financing in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the statement.

The bank’s agricultural business is focused on risk management and financing of farm products such as palm oil, grains and sugar, Wilson said in a separate e-mailed reply to questions. He also joined the bank from JPMorgan last year.

Pepper worked at National Australia Bank Ltd. before joining JPMorgan, according to Standard Chartered.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chanyaporn Chanjaroen in Singapore at cchanjaroen@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Brett Miller at bmiller30@bloomberg.net

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