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Freepoint Commodities has hired Vaughan Wickins, an executive in the metals & mining group at Standard Bank in London.
Wickens recently joined Freepoint to run its structured finance effort in the metals & mining sector in London, SparkSpread has learned.
His experience includes structuring and originating financing transactions with mining companies across the capital structure, from equity to secured debt, and he will be responsible for building out that business at Freepoint.
Wickens reports jointly to Philip Bacon, global head of metals trading; and Brian Cumming, global head of structured finance, both in Stamford, Conn.
Prior to his most recent role, Wickens headed Standard Bank’s mining finance team in London.