Trading house Mercuria has parted ways with one of its senior carbon traders, sources told Carbon Pulse.
Ariel Perez, senior cross commodity trader in the Swiss-based firm’s London office, left the company late last month after reaching a mutual agreement with the firm, one source said.
His departure was confirmed by Perez’s LinkedIn profile and attempts to email him.
At the time of press, Mercuria’s communications team had not responded to an email seeking confirmation or comment.
Perez’s exit leaves Mercuria with a carbon team of three: Jean-Francois Steels in Geneva, and Benedikt von Butler and Edward Cook, who joined from JP Morgan following Mercuria’s acquisition of the US bank’s commodities division last year, in London.
Perez was previously head of emissions trading at Citi.
By Mike Szabo – firstname.lastname@example.org