Louis Dreyfus metal traders, investment managers will join Mercuria Energy

A number of former employees of Louis Dreyfus's metals team are set to join Mercuria Energy in Geneva, which will begin trading metals, according to well-informed market rumour.

Lead and zinc concentrates traders Jose Leon and Bill Garner, who left Louis Dreyfus in December, are setting up a base metals and concentrates trading operation for Mercuria, which has previously focused on the energy market, one well-connected source said. Adam Allsopp and Mark Lowe, from the investment side of Louis Dreyfus, are also understood to be...


Barbara O'Donovan

January 21, 2011

11:09 GMT