Matthew Gill Joins Marex Solutions as Head of EMEA OTC Metals Team

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Matthew Gill Joins Marex Solutions as Head of EMEA OTC Metals Team

August 7, 2019

As per recent announcement made by the UK headquartered financial service provider Marex Spectron, its subsidiary Marex Solutions – a risk management firm now has a new head of EMEA OTC Metals team. According to statement released by the firm, it has hired ex-Societe General executive Matthew Gill to serve as Head of Sales for Base and Precious Metals in EMEA market. Matthew is expected to based out of the firm’s UK office and help further improve the current metals division’s business performance given his vast career in dealing with metals and metals based instruments. Prior to joining Marex solutions, Mathew served as Vice President of base metals derivates sales for French banking and financial service provider Societe Generale for nearly 9 years. While at Societe Generale, Matthew Gill was specialised in dealing with CTA business for OTC base metals products for corporate clients based out of Americas market region.

Prior to his tenure at Societe Generale, Gill served as Account Executive and floor broker at Natixis Commodity Markets serving clients primarily from London Metals Exchange for six years and one month. And before Natixis market, Gill began his career as back office executive and broker at MF Global back in August 2001 post graduating with a degree in Financial Economics from London Metropolitan University. According to information in his LinkedIn profile, in his current role as chief of metals sales for EMEA region, he is responsible for handling corporate clients offering OC base and precious metal products and also provides advisory services pertaining to base metal corporate hedging, base metal commodity derivatives in all currencies, OTC swaps and average pricing and structures and complex options.

Speaking about Gill’s new role at the firm, Nilesh Jethwa, CEO of Marex Solutions commented, “Metals is a traditional strength of Marex Spectron and by adding our innovative OTC solutions to the mix we are looking to further enhance the franchise. Matthew is a great addition to our team as a high calibre product specialist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the market”. Speaking on same topic, Simon Van Den Born, President of Marex Spectron commented, “We always look for new ways to innovate and help our clients across not just metals, but also energy and agriculture. Marex Solutions provides us with additional capabilities that augment our strong existing footprint”. It should also be noted that in recent past, several other Societe Generale executives joined Marex Spectron as the French financial service provider closed its OTC commodities trading division back in April 2019.

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