Formed in 2011 by the merger of metals broker Marex Financial and energy broker Spectron Group, London-based Marex Spectron has 10 offices, including in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. The group’s other markets include financial futures, agricultural products and freight. Profits grew 31% to £19.5m as it benefited from reduced commodities trading by banks and new business in America and Asia. Led by chief executive Ian Lowitt, 53, its largest shareholder is private-equity firm JRJ Group.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank88
CompanyMarex Spectron
ActivityCommodities and futures broker
LocationCentral London
Sales £m244.6
Operating profit £m19.5
Main shareholdersJRJ Group (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff500
Founded2011
Websitewww.marex.com

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