SuperDerivatives boosts commodities team with key hire from Morgan Stanley

London - 30 April 2012

SuperDerivatives, the leading specialist in front office derivatives technology, market data and valuations, has appointed Raphael Juston as Global Head of Commodities to lead the growth of the company’s commodities and energy derivatives solutions.

Raphael joins SuperDerivatives from Morgan Stanley, where he was Global Head of Structured Investments in the Commodities Division, responsible for cross-commodities exotic risk trading and structuring.

In his new role, Raphael will apply his extensive and proven derivatives expertise to drive the growth and development of SuperDerivatives’ commodities and energy pricing, management and revaluation systems. He will be based in the London office and report to Yuval Levy, CTO.

Raphael began his career in 1998 as an equity derivatives quant for BNP Paribas in Hong Kong. He covered a broad spectrum of trading activities during his eight years with BNP Paribas, including volatility arbitrage, basket trading and exotic risk management for equities and commodities.

In 2006 Raphael joined Merrill Lynch as Head of Structured Notes, Exotics and Hybrid Trading, before becoming Global Head of Financial Commodities Structuring in 2009.

Yuval Levy, CTO at SuperDerivatives comments: “Raphael’s broad experience as a quant, trader, structurer and head of desk has exposed him to a unique combination of responsibilities, ranging from risk management to infrastructure development and integration. This positions him perfectly to understand the challenges faced by our customers and to continue to develop SuperDerivatives’ commodities and energy solutions to meet the needs of an evolving market.”

Raphael Juston comments: “The current market conditions make this an exciting time to be joining SuperDerivatives. The demand for accurate and cost-effective solutions to manage the risk associated with the commodity and energy markets and maximise profitability is higher than ever. SuperDerivatives’ independent, market accurate data and models, innovative front office technology and market expertise sets it miles ahead of competitors, and I look forward to further developing its commodities product offering.”

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