Bruce P. Dunn

Senior VP

Bruce began his career in the industry in 1984 as a commodity floor broker with Prudential Bache Securities. While at Pru, Bruce worked the floor, executed trades for the professional commodity trading community and literally learning from the ground up the mechanics of commodity trading on the COMEX and NYMEX exchanges.

In 1986, Bruce joined Gerald Metals in a similar capacity but to focus specifically on the platinum group metals. In 1990, Bruce was promoted and moved to the HQ in Stamford to be a trader in charge of the platinum, palladium, and rhodium trading books and customer accounts at Gerald Metals. In that position, Bruce maintained existing accounts, and developed new accounts and trading partners, most of whom remain Bruce's clients today. It was in this capacity that Bruce acquired the skills necessary to manage and grow a book of commodity transactions.

In 1993, in recognition of Bruce's consistent contribution to the Company's bottom line, and consistent loyalty from his clients, Bruce was promoted to Senior Trader in charge of the Platinum Group Metal Desk at Gerald Metals, a position he held until lured to Standard Bank by Jim Verraster in 1997. At Standard, Bruce started, from the ground up, a new trading operation building on the relationships that he and Jim had acquired over the years at Gerald Metals and elsewhere.