Ex-Deutsche FX trading head in interesting career move

Royal Opera House

'I really enjoyed my job when I was in the industry, but I have had enough of it.'

In a sold-out, 300-seat North London theater, Kevin Rodgers recently sang the parts of four villains in Jacques Offenbach’s 'Tales of Hoffmann' so well that he got both bravos and boos during a curtain call.

Bloomberg News reports the performance by the bass-baritone was all the more remarkable because just three months ago he was head of foreign-exchange trading at Deutsche Bank in London.

'Do I miss the trading floor? Not really,' Rodgers, 52, said in an interview, sipping a Guinness, after a performance on June 20 at Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of London. 'I really enjoyed my job when I was in the industry, but I have had enough of it.'

The number of bankers doing business in the Group of 10 currencies shrank by 651 to 2,278 in the first half of this year from 2,929 in the same period of 2010, according to London-based consulting firm Coalition Ltd.

Rodgers said he decided to do something else after more than two decades in the business. The change wasn’t related to any probe or investigation, said Rodgers and two people familiar with his plan.

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