Credit Suisse has appointmented Paul McTaggart to lead both the Metals & Mining equities research team in Australia and Credit Suisse's Global Commodities research effort. Based in Sydney, Mr. McTaggart will report to Nick Selvaratnam, head of equities research at Credit Suisse in Australia. "Paul is a highly regarded research professional who brings considerable local and global expertise to Credit Suisse's research franchise. With hands-on coverage responsibility for several of the critical stocks in global mining, Paul will be an invaluable member of our local and global research teams," says Selvaratnam.
In his new role, McTaggart will work closely with Julian McCormack to provide research coverage on the diversified resource, iron ore, Coal and base metal sectors. In addition to his responsibility for leading coverage of the Gold and Steel sectors, Michael Slifirski will maintain his coverage of some base metals stocks. Andrew Williams will continue to provide lead coverage of the energy sector. McCormack, Slifirski and Williams are Australian based members of the metals & mining equities research team.
"Credit Suisse has an outstanding reputation for the quality and depth of its research capability. I am looking forward to working with the high calibre research teams here and offshore to continue to provide our clients with the insightful local and global research and analysis they need," says McTaggart, who will join Credit Suisse in Q3, 2008 as a managing director.