Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEx) has hired Bonnie Liu
as vice president for Asia commodities to grow its business in
mainland China, a source familiar with the situation said.
Liu, who until
recently was the head of China commodities research at
Macquarie Group Ltd., is based in Hong Kong and will be in
charge of London Metal Exchange marketing and business
development for mainland China, the source said.
She will report to
Romnesh Lamba, co-head of global markets at HKEx, the source
"We have hired Bonnie
Liu as vice president of our Asia commodities team," an HKEx
spokeswoman confirmed. "Weve been adding heads in both
London and Asia for the commodities business and will continue
to do so where we see a need in order to further our strategic
She declined to give
details about the size of the LME team in London and the Asia
commodities teams in Singapore and Hong Kong.
HKEx is building an
Asian commodities team with a trading hub in Hong Kong, the
bourse told AMM sister publication Metal
Bulletin in May. The exchange will retain its Singapore
office to focus on markets in Southeast Asia, Australia and
India, while its Hong Kong office focuses on North Asia and
Last week, Martin
Abbott tendered his resignation from the roles of HKEx co-head
of global markets and LME chief executive officer (
amm.com, June 6).
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Metal