Steel and Iron Ore
Established market access
We provide execution and clearing for cash-settled and physically delivered futures, options and swaps in the steel and iron ore markets, for both exchange and OTC traded contracts.
Iron ore producers, steel mills and traders benefit from our access as a category-one LME member, and from our membership of many other exchanges and clearing houses. We can help you lock in revenue, secure long-term prices to fix input costs, or protect physical positions against price falls.
- Execution and clearing services
- Direct electronic trading access
- OTC and exchange traded contracts
- Expert hedging risk-management assistance
Industrial Commodities Team
The team provides both voice and electronic futures and options execution and clearing for clients trading metals and other industrial commodities, including energy. They also provide services for softs and agriculturals, FX and other financial markets.
The team works for producers, consumers, fabricators and traders, financial institutions and hedge funds, as well as investors in the commodity futures and options markets. Skills and experience range from open-outcry trading floors, commodity brokerages and banks, to operations and support roles. Given the nature and complexity of the markets, particularly the London Metal Exchange (LME), the desk provides additional liquidity, also enhanced by direct access to our ring team.
With the extraordinary industrial and financial market growth in China and surrounding regions, we have expanded our footprint in Asia. Today we have arguably the largest team of Chinese-speaking LME specialists in London, supported by experts at our Hong Kong subsidiary, ensuring round-the-clock support and essential local knowledge. We now serve a wide range of clients with differing needs, from those looking to fix and protect against commodity price risks, to financial institutions looking to access a wide range of financial instruments.
Chinese economic data continued to recover yet at a more moderate rate, underpinning the performance of base and ferrous metals. Vaccination rates will remain key, but Chinese New Year is likely to keep growth more subdued for the majority of February. In this report, our analysts provide fundamental and technical analysis and forecasts for base and precious metals, iron ore and steel. We assess how this past quarter impacted the metals market and outline what data points to look at to help navigate the next few months in the market.