Sberbank hires Swiss bankers as commodities unit traders

By Andrei Skvarsky.

Sberbank CIB, the investment unit of Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank, has hired two Swiss bankers as senior traders for the commodities unit of its global markets department.

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Sergio Soler, who comes from Swiss bank Julius Bär, has been appointed as senior precious metals trader, and Franck-Eric Fischer joins from Geneva-based consultancy Whitewater Advisers as senior oil trader.

Both newcomers are starting their jobs in January. They will be based in Moscow and report to Francois Mantion, head of commodity trading, Sberbank CIB said in a statement.

Soler spent three years at Julius Bär, where his responsibilities included precious metals spot and futures trading. He started his career in 1998 at UBS in Zurich as a forex spot trader.

Fischer, who has more than 20 years of experience in crude oil and oil products trade, co-founded Whitewater Advisers in September 2012. He also has jobs with Dresdner Kleinwort, NM Rothschild and Societe Generale on his record.

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