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Softs and Agriculturals

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A wide range of tailored trading solutions

We offer comprehensive execution and clearing services for all key futures and options contracts on European and US exchanges, alongside expert hedging and risk-management assistance and facilitation for softs and agricultural commodities. This remains, a core area of expertise, having been our foundation in 1973 as part of Sucden, one of the world’s leading soft commodity trading organisations.

We provide our services to corporations, traders, processors, producers, financial institutions and hedge funds, as well as investors active in the commodity futures and options markets.

Our services

  • Comprehensive execution and clearing services
  • Expert hedging and risk management assistance and facilitation
  • Market insights
  • Multiple trading solutions

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Teams

Soft Commodities

Leading expertise in softs, our sugar, cocoa and coffee teams specialise in execution and clearing services for all key London and New York contracts. They include multilingual individuals with extensive experience and expertise in futures and options. The teams’ overall knowledge and understanding of the softs business, from both a producer and trade-house perspective, is highly regarded in the industry. Our teams of brokers can help tailor hedging strategies, to both identify and manage the particular price and market risks you face.

Industrial Commodities

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.

Fund Services

The Fund Services team is made up of seasoned market professionals with decades of expertise that will help you navigate and understand the array of products and services available.

We provide specialist access to over 20 exchanges covering listed financial, equity, commodity and FX futures and options, as well as access to cash fixed income and OTC FX. Offering both electronic (FIX) API and voice-execution solutions, we provide trade assistance and liquidity sourcing for an extensive range of markets through a single access point.

Within the Fund Services team there is a dedicated energy execution team specialising in trading outright, spreads, cracks, arbs, fly/condors and cross-exchange strategies.

Daily Report Softs Technical Charts

Technical analysis and charts for the key sugar, cocoa and coffee contracts.

Daily Report FX

A morning report covering fundamentals and technicals for USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, and CHF