BNP Paribas Announces New Hire for Commodity Derivatives Sales

December 3, 2010 ( - BNP Paribas announced that John Catizone has joined its Commodity Derivatives group as Managing Director for Institutional and Investor sales in New York.

Catizone will report to Guillaume Picot, Global Head of Commodity Investor Derivatives Group (CIDG) and to Marc Fontaine, Head of Commodity Derivatives, Americas. He will lead coverage and promotion efforts for the bank’s growing commodities based product offering of investor applications, including enhanced commodity indices, alpha based offerings and customized strategies to institutional investors, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds in the Americas.   

According to the announcement, Catizone has over 22 years of experience in commodities, most notably with Merrill Lynch, AIG Financial Products, and more recently with New Stream Capital.  

BNP Paribas’ Commodity Derivatives business line now includes 100 front-office professionals in North America and 240 worldwide. More information is at