Hobbs has joined trading company Noble Group Ltd., AMM
sister publication Metal Bulletin understands.
Hobbs, who has
specialized in such sectors as zinc and ferroalloys, left his
position as senior analyst at Londons Macquarie Bank Ltd.
at the end of last week, market sources said.
Hong Kong-based Noble
recently won the Zurich-based Nyrstar NV zinc offtake deal and
agreed to back former Xstrata Plc chief executive officer
Michael "Mick" Davis new venture, X2 Partners Inc., which
has attracted a combined $1 billion investment from the trading
firm and Fort Worth, Texas-based private equity firm TPG
amm.com, Sept. 30).
Hobbs could not be
reached for comment and Noble did not respond to requests for
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.