Chris Rutherford has been appointed as a managing director at Macquarie Capital to cover upstream oil and gas companies. The former UBS managing director in the firm’s Natural Resources Group will be based in Houston and lead upstream coverage of mergers and acquisitions, as well as debt and equity capital offerings. Macquarie Energy is the No. 2 physical natural gas marketer in North America, according to NGI’s quarterly compilation of the top gas marketers. During 3Q2018, Macquarie’s physical gas transactions in the United States and Canada totaled 12.71 Bcf/d, a 32% increase year/year.