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SuperDerivatives Hires Morgan Stanley Quant

The company appointed former Morgan Stanley derivatives expert Raphael Juston to jumpstart the growth of its commodity and energy derivatives solutions.

SuperDerivatives has hired Raphael Juston as global head of commodities to spearhead the growth of the company’s commodities and energy derivatives solutions.

Juston joins the derivatives technology supplier from Morgan Stanley, where he was global head of structured investments in the commodities division, responsible for cross-commodities exotic risk trading and structuring.

According to the company, Juston will bring his extensive and proven derivatives expertise to drive the growth and development of SuperDerivatives' commodities and energy pricing, management and revaluation systems. He will be based in the London office and report to Yuval Levy, CTO.

Commenting on the appointment, Levy says: "Raphael's broad experience as a quant, trader, structurer and head of desk has exposed him to a unique combination of responsibilities, ranging from risk management to infrastructure development and integration. This positions him perfectly to understand the challenges faced by our customers and to continue to develop SuperDerivatives' commodities and energy solutions to meet the needs of an evolving market."

Juston began his career in 1998 as an equity derivatives quant for BNP Paribas in Hong Kong. He covered a broad spectrum of trading activities during his eight years with BNP Paribas, including volatility arbitrage, basket trading and exotic risk management for equities and commodities.

In 2006 Raphael joined Merrill Lynch as head of structured notes, exotics and hybrid trading, before becoming global head of financial commodities structuring in 2009.

SuperDerivatives, a specialist in front office derivatives technology, market data and valuations is entering the commodities and energy sector at a time when participants in these markets are facing increased regulation under Dodd-Frank's derivatives reforms.

"The current market conditions make this an exciting time to be joining SuperDerivatives. The demand for accurate and cost-effective solutions to manage the risk associated with the commodity and energy markets and maximize profitability is higher than ever," comments Juston.

He adds, "SuperDerivatives' independent, market accurate data and models, innovative front office technology and market expertise sets it miles ahead of competitors, and I look forward to further developing its commodities product offering."

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