REFILE-Sugar kingpin Kingsman retires

lunes 4 de agosto de 2014 19:05 GYT

(Refiles to correct typo in "ran" in first paragraph)

* Kingsman established popular Dubai global conference

* Plans book on post Cuban revolution sugar industry

By David Brough

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Jonathan Kingsman, a former sugar trader who set up a widely read newsletter and ran international conferences, has retired almost two years after selling his company to Platts.

Kingsman, 57, built his own brokerage and analyst company, known as Kingsman SA, which he later sold to market information provider Platts, a unit of McGraw Hill.

"Kingsman became the first independent analyst for the sugar market, not connected to a trade house, and people thought that, having been a trader, he understood what information people wanted," David Sadler, a senior broker at ADM, said.

Kingsman became a de facto ambassador for the global sugar trade and was known for his ability to express complex market drivers in simple language.

His daily market comments were "must-read" pieces in the trade.   Continuación...