Martin Fraenkel

Martin Fraenkel, the global head of commodities at Calyon, talks to Katie Holliday about the commodity he values most highly – people

On meeting Martin Fraenkel, Calyon's global head of commodities, it's not difficult to see why he has made it to the top during his 20 years in the commodities business. Coming across as refreshingly open and down-to-earth, he views commodities very much as a people business.

One of the most difficult things about any job, Fraenkel asserts, is recruiting the right people. In the teams that Fraenkel has headed up over the years, people skills have always been highly valued. He believes that

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