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Our execution, support and development teams cover a wide range of different markets, technologies and clients. They will work with you over the long term, evolving and adapting our services so you get precisely the solutions you need. Our established networks and exchange affiliations include Category 1 membership of the London Metal Exchange. We also offer our own post-trade and non-bank clearing capabilities.
We are a category 1 member of the London Metal Exchange (LME), with an active floor trading team and full membership of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).
We have been providing a wide variety of foreign exchange services to corporate and institutional clients for over 30 years.
Sugar, coffee and cocoa are where it all started for Sucden Financial, from our foundation in 1973 as part of Sucden, one of the world’s leading soft commodity trading organisations.
Sucden Financial was one of the founding members of the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) in 1980. We have been active within the energy markets ever since.
We provide specialist access to the worldwide fixed income markets offering both electronic (FIX) API and voice-execution solutions. We provide trade assistance and liquidity sourcing for an extensive range of markets.
We take a hybrid approach to technology, using our in-house knowledge and expertise to build our front-end trading platforms and proprietary post-trade systems. We complement this expertise by using specialist third-party applications. This strategy ensures we can swiftly meet each individual requirement of our ever-evolving and diverse client base, ensuring you have access to the most suitable solutions.
In the previous quarter, expectations shifted from a pause in the central bank tightening cycle to further rate increases in July and potentially later in Q4 2023. As we move away from central bank-centric rhetoric, economic growth and consumer performance will be key in driving the risk sentiment across the board. Still, China's stimulus outlook remains critical to the longer-term narrative for metals this quarter. Sentiment has been improving as signs emerged that regulators are working to follow through on the promises made at the most recent Politburo meeting. However, markets remain cautious about the scale of support, and any positive news seems short-lived. As a result, the positive stimulus is more likely to solidify support levels than boost bullish sentiment in the near term.
Monthly commentary covering the FX markets, providing insights on recent developments on select currency pairs. As Beijing continued to boost confidence in the market through stimulus support, particularly through a property boost, stocks in Asia continued to sour. Markets whipsawed in anticipation of policy from the July Politburo meeting, but the optimism reversed rapidly as the pro-growth messaging failed to deliver swift and forceful actions. Cheaper valuations and expectations of more stimulus are giving investors reasons to be optimistic again, and in this report, we look at both the HKD and CNY currency pairs to assess the impact of most recent government decisions to prop up Chinese economic performance.
Read our short coffee crop update, with commentary on recent price activity, and coffee market forecasts to take advantage of market movements. Since our last report in March 2023, coffee prices have remained broadly unchanged, above 170cts/lb, but the story remains centred around Brazil. Certified stocks have seen a considerable decline, further drawing down on available inventory from the region. While this should have been supportive of higher prices, futures have remained broadly unchanged. As we head into the harvesting period for Arabica, we begin to assess the outlook for the 23/24 crop in this report.
Our analysts provide an insight into the Electric Vehicle and Battery Material Market. They give an update on how the energy industries in major regions are transitioning towards renewable alternatives, new policies to support EV sales, and a fundamental outlook for Nickel, Cobalt, and Lithium. Supply-chain bottlenecks and strong EV consumption have meant a sharp increase in the prices of materials and chemicals. Will this continue?
Our FX Options Report contains commentary and analysis covering OTC currency option pricing, volatility and positioning. The ECB implemented another 25bps hike last week, marking the 10th consecutive increase to quell inflation out of the eurozone’s incredibly fragile economy. With the market now pricing in to be the last hike of the tightening cycle, what is the outlook for EURUSD in the near term?
China held the National People’s Congress in early March, drawing thousands of delegates to the biggest reshuffle of China’s economic policy team. In this note, we look at the impact of the latest NPC meeting to help gauge the mark of new policies on longer-term economic prospects from the region.