London, 03 January 2013
Macquarie Securities has appointed Matthew Turner as Precious Metals Analyst within its global Commodities Research team based in London. Mr Turner joins Macquarie from Mitsubishi Corporation where he was the Global Precious Metals Strategist.
Macquarie’s first dedicated Precious Metals Analyst, Mr Turner joins a team of eight professionals, including three based in China, who between them cover base metals, precious metals, bulk commodities and specialty metals. Reporting to Colin Hamilton, Global Head of Commodities Research, Matthew will expand and enhance Macquarie’s coverage of precious metals, leading coverage on gold, silver, platinum, palladium and uranium.
Mr Turner previously worked at VM Group (Virtual Metals Research & Consulting), the World Gold Council and The Economist. He graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a BA Hons in PPE.
Colin Hamilton, Global Head of Commodities Research, said: "Commodities research is one of the cornerstones of Macquarie’s market-leading capabilities in this sector. We have published research in this area for over 17 years. Matthew has developed a significant market following for his incisive analysis of precious metals and is a great addition to our team. We are delighted to welcome him to Macquarie."
Matthew Turner commented: "I am very pleased to be joining Macquarie. Colin and the team have built an unrivalled reputation in the sector both for the depth and breadth of their coverage. I look forward to contributing to Macquarie’s future success in this area."
Macquarie’s expertise in the commodities sector runs throughout its client offering. In addition to being the leading commodities research house, Macquarie provides hedging, trading and commodity financing, and has recently launched a Commodities Investor Products business which offers bespoke beta and absolute return commodity index products to institutional clients.