Specialist financier Falcon Group has hired Avner Brunner to join its business development team in London.

As business development manager for greater London, Brunner will head Falcon’s efforts to provide trade finance to exporters and importers across the capital.

“Despite being a thriving commercial hub, sophisticated offerings for exporters and importers can sometimes be hard to find,” says Brunner. “Amid economic uncertainty, the climate for UK exporters and importers has changed, creating various challenges and opportunities, and companies require more flexible solutions to help unlock the potential of new markets and channels.”

Brunner joins from Barclays where he worked in providing trade finance and working capital to companies across a range of sectors such as commodities, retail, media, aviation and engineering.

Prior to joining Barclays, Brunner held a regional business development role with HSBC.