Phoenix Partners Group, an interdealer broker, has appointed Sean Butcher as senior vice president of the Commodities Group, in London.

In his new role, Butcher will be responsible for helping to expand Phoenix Partners’ commodities business, including the brokering of physical energy commodities.

He will also be responsible for expanding Phoenix Partners’ participation in the Asian and Middle Eastern markets.

Prior to joining Phoenix Partners, Butcher was founder and director of Anson Global, a consulting firm specializing in energy origination, brokering and sourcing strategies.

He has been involved in facilitating financing opportunities for clients in the oil and commodity industries throughout Europe and the U.S. for more than a decade, including delivering sleeve financing, surety bond and bank guarantee solutions for transactions where Sovereign Debt Notes and government subsidies have played a critical role.

Butcher’s other previous positions included COO of CIN Energy, where he worked to source, market, and deliver physical energy products to partners in the global energy and commodities markets. He was also previously a director at Nerva Capital, an asset management firm specializing in property finance and debt restructuring.

Prior to that, he worked on the energy origination/marketing team at Faber Energy Consulting, where he helped clients in the commodity investment sector to source, value, negotiate, oversee, and optimize a significant portfolio of commodity assets.