Laeken International Expands Global Foreign Exchange Commodity Brokerage Team; Hires International Leaders

Laeken International, one of the most effective commodity futures and brokerage companies in the industry today, has recently expanded its global commodity brokerage operation with the creation of new brokerage teams and hiring of internationally recognized trading experts.

Zurich, Switzerland, July 07, 2011 --( Among the recently hired trading experts to join Laeken International global trading operation and expansions are:

· Michael Green- Senior Managing Director to spearhead the middle office functions for Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage Services. He will be based in New York.
· Rafael Sutton - Global Head of Foreign Exchange Division. He will be based on the firm’s main office in Chicago.
· Gerard Martin- Senior Sales Person for UK’s commodities trading advisors and hedge funds.

Green formerly worked at Westpac London office and he was responsible for the sales of foreign exchange to financial institutions across United Kingdom. Sutton is one of the pioneers of Laeken International. Upon joining the firm, he was immediately given the task of establishing Laeken International Prime Brokerage Service Teams, while Martin was previously working with one of the financial institutions in the US where he shared his expertise in Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage Sales and Trading Service.

“Since the first time we offer services on foreign exchange trading, we have seen a continuous growth of demands for foreign exchange prime brokerage services mostly from our strong counterparties regardless of the fact that some prominent financial institutions have been required to exit from their businesses due to economic turmoil,” said Sebastian Pacey, Laeken International Chief Executive Officer.

“With our recent expansion particularly on foreign exchange commodity brokerage services as well as our initiative of hiring additional trading experts to lead our major business offices and divisions, we are expecting our foreign exchange prime brokerage operations to grow globally and to meet the trading needs of our global clients for hedge funds managers and commodity trading advisors who expect us to offer them with appropriate credit lines, uninterrupted access to global foreign exchange markets, exceptional clearing and trade execution, and round the clock trading support,” added Pacey.

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Greg Newman