Laeken International Names Industry Veteran to Lead Precious Metal Service in Asia Pacific Region

Laeken International, a globally expanding commodity futures and brokerage trading firm, has announced today that it has appointed Mr. Ed Fadden to lead its precious metal service expansion in its Asia Pacific subsidiaries.

Z├╝rich, Switzerland, July 15, 2011 --( As the new Immediate Managing Director for Precious Metal service expansion, Fadden has joined Laeken International after seven years of working as a Senior Executive at Goldman Sachs Asia branch.

Fadden will be based in Shanghai, China and will also be responsible for the supervision and management of Laeken International’s Precious Metals trading and operation in Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia. Fadden has been in the industry for nearly two decades and he has wide-ranging in the commodity trading in these regions, establishing and managing successful business endeavors related to equities and fixed income. Now he is tasked to expand the metal futures in Asia pacific.

“Ed is one of the vital and essential hires for our international efforts of expanding our precious metal capabilities as well as significant for the entire company,” said David Collins, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. “His various global trading and sales experience managing highly-sophisticated businesses will provide us an important edge against other brokerage firms as we keep our commitment to expand our footstep in Asia Pacific Region for our metal futures services.”

Before joining Laeken International, Fadden held senior management positions with Goldman Sachs Asia, working as Co-Managing director of Execution Services. Prior to that, he was also assigned as Head of Securities and Sales Division in India, where he established the company’s equities and fixed income service divisions. Before working in India, he also held Managerial positions in its Execution Service and Co-Manage its Equity Sales Trading Desk in Japan.

Laeken International’s Asia-Pacific business is prepared for substantial growth over the coming years. "I will be working with the rest of the teams across the region to push our business forward and provide our Asian clients the best, faultless and effective trading services, especially on our new service offering-the metal futures," Fadden said.

Laeken International has more than 100 trading professionals across Asia Pacific regions, providing Asian clients with unmatched trading services directly from its trading desks and offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia, Singapore and Tokyo.

Laeken International
Greg Newman