Barclays’ Metals Research Head Gayle Berry Said to Leave

May 22, 2014 9:54 pm ET

(Updates with Berry’s experience in second paragraph.)

May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Gayle Berry, head of base metals research at Barclays Plc, left the bank, according to two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the information wasn’t announced.

Berry, who was based in London, joined Barclays in 2007 after six years at Metal Bulletin Research, where she was head of aluminum research. At Barclays, she helped produce metals publications, including the monthly Metals Magnifier report that was last e-mailed on April 17.

Barclays, the U.K.’s second-biggest bank by assets, said this month it would eliminate 7,000 jobs at its investment bank by 2016. The London-based bank said in April it would withdraw from most global commodities activities, while continuing to trade precious metals and derivatives tied to the price of oil and U.S. gas, as well as commodity indexes.