OBITUARY: Veteran metals trader, author Helmut Waszkis dies at 83

Veteran metals trader and author Helmut Waszkis, most well-known for his roles at Philipp Brothers and his insightful books on the metals industry, passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday March 8.

Helmut Waszkis (1933-2017) Born in 1933 in Berlin, Helmut Waszkis has been associated with metal trading and mining all his life. He worked in the industry for over 30 years and wrote several books, including a review of trading giant Philipp Brothers. “His passing marks a sad and further closure of the history of the amazing and pioneering trading behemoth out of which almost all of today’s major trading entities still owe their roots,” said Michael Lion, consultant and...


Perrine Faye

March 09, 2017

16:46 GMT