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Commodities and Politics: Is 2021 bringing more disruption than 2020?

Commodities and Politics: Is 2021 bringing more disruption than 2020?

A talk by Andrew Busch, Kona Haque, Swithun Still and Eddie Tofpik ED&F Man, Rolweg S.A. & ADM Investor Services International Ltd covering topics like:

• Trade wars: A status report
• The first effects of the Biden presidency on trading
• Export limitations in Russia: How are we coping?

Does the new trade finance landscape favour the big players?

Does the new trade finance landscape favour the big players?

With major trade finance providers exiting the space, the trade finance landscape is changing a lot: Who are the new comers to commodity trade finance? What does it mean for the offer and its flexibility? Is trade finance now conditioned on ESG targets?

What are the Mega Themes in Commodities Digitalisation by Ian Murrin

What are the Mega Themes in Commodities Digitalisation by Ian Murrin

Energy and commodities markets pose complex challenges to digital transformation. To compete successfully, businesses need technology teams that develop thoughtful, well-considered strategies, deliver robust, well-structured IT infrastructure and ensure clean consistent data. But what does this entail in practice?

Digitalisation in commodities: Lessons learnt from 2020?

Digitalisation in commodities: Lessons learnt from 2020?

2020 has pointed out the inefficiencies around trading and supply chain management, and it was shown that the companies with the most digitised operations have been better off during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis. So what exactly made a difference for them? What are the projects companies are rolling out now? What’s next in digitalisation for commodities?

The Future of Commodity Trading: Transforming Global Commodities Trade

The Future of Commodity Trading: Transforming Global Commodities Trade

Held in partnership with Covantis, this exclusive webinar focuses on the existing challenges, how the industry is addressing them through the blockchain-based Covantis platform – developed collaboratively by the world’s largest agri-traders – and the future opportunities for transformation.
The panel of experts analyse in-depth the latest global commodity market digitalisation opportunities, with a focus on the global Agri market and also specifically on the Brazil grains & oilseeds post-trade execution challenges.

CTRM Radio – a focus on climate change, carbon and C/TRMs

CTRM Radio – a focus on climate change, carbon and C/TRMs

Our partners at ComTech advisory explore how climate and carbon might impact CTRM and CM software. Listen to this conversation with Peter C. Fusaro of Global Change Associates, David Kane, Partner with Baringa, and Bruce Tozer of Gen10 as they discuss the big issues and what the outcomes might be.

Corruption in Commodity Trading

Corruption in Commodity Trading

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast went on strike last week in protest against the low prices they are currently being offered for their crop.

Reddit-onomics Impact on Commodity Trading

Reddit-onomics Impact on Commodity Trading

Watch our webinar to find out more about Reddit-onomics impact on commodity trading including *Market structures and potential failings *Current trends in markets: democratisation, virtualisation, speed *Focus on silver *Role of social media as a source of information, and reliability of information *Perception of hedge funds *Speed and strength of the narrative

Commodity Management for a Post-Covid World

Commodity Management for a Post-Covid World

Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation across commodity supply chains. Companies with legacy or no CTRM systems may now find themselves feeling left behind, suddenly forced to find better ways to get business done and bring the technology in quickly – or risk being left behind for good.

COVID-19 AND OTHER DISRUPTIVE EVENTS AND THEIR TRADING IMPACT

COVID-19 AND OTHER DISRUPTIVE EVENTS AND THEIR TRADING IMPACT

Recorded live at Energy Trading Week, our speakers explore the ever-changing world, including:

* Mar – June of this year have seen COVID-19 related stock market moves both up and down that are unprecedented – how have traders responded?
* With the impacts of the global crisis ongoing, how have traders weathered the storm, and what has changed for daily trading?
* How has this Black Swan event changed the trading workplace, and will remote working become the new normal for traders?
* The Decarbonisation, Deglobalisation and Digitalisation: Are these pre-COVID-19 trends still ranking high in the priority ladder?
* How could the new models of the workplace drive retail PPAs and a more consumer centric focus?
* What are the impacts on the momentum of the climate change discussion?

MODERATOR: PETER STYLES, Executive Vice Chair, Board, EFET
HARRY HUANG, Head of Trading, PETROCHINA
RICHARD EVERETT, Chief Operating Officer, TRAYPORT

A Conversation with Aitana Conca

A Conversation with Aitana Conca

We recently caught up with Aitana Conca, previously Global Head of Middle Desk and Contract Management for Cargill’s Ocean Transportation Division in Geneva, and now Director -EMEA for Chinsay.

Cocoa economics

Cocoa economics

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast went on strike last week in protest against the low prices they are currently being offered for their crop.

Managing physical risks along the supply chain

Managing physical risks along the supply chain

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – hear from our panel as they explore: Keeping track of your cargos : What are the solutions?, How to increase transparency during the transportation and storage phases?, The non-negligible impact of weather during these operations: What are the tools to forecast?

From data silos to data lakes to data science: an industry success story

From data silos to data lakes to data science: an industry success story

Recorded live at DigiCom 2020 – in this case study a leading commodity trading firm will showcase their company’s data journey; assessing what data management approach fits best, examining the technology tools available, then following the process through data discovery, selection, and provisioning, finally showcasing how to develop and optimise data ingestion and dispersal frameworks.

Effectively managing risk with technology

Effectively managing risk with technology

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – In this case study, the presenter will share the key challenges Koch face with managing both financial and physical risks, look at how Brady’s technology solution helps to manage this risk effectively and finally identify what will be critical in Koch’s risk management solution moving forwards based on current market conditions and potential future impacts of COVID-19.

Enterprise risk management and risk appetite: OLAM’S way

Enterprise risk management and risk appetite: OLAM’S way

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – in this case study, DEVEN CHITALIYA, Senior Vice President, Central Risk Office at OLAM INTERNATIONAL will walk the audience through how in his company they developed and implemented a robust risk monitoring and reporting framework across several dozens of risk events, risk types, business units and geographies over the last 3 years

Trends in CTRM

Trends in CTRM

Recorded live at DigiCom 2020 – hear from DR GARY VASEY, Partner & Managing Director, COMTECH ADVISORY as he looks into the latest trends in CTRM

Developing an effective systematic trading infrastructure

Developing an effective systematic trading infrastructure

Recorded live at DigiCom 2020 – in this session, algo trading specialist Alexander Raguz will answer questions around: Infrastructure set-up, System selection, Data requirements, System security & Governance conundrum and more

The macroeconomic context for commodity trading

The macroeconomic context for commodity trading

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – hear from LUKASZ BIELAK, Head of Financial and Market Risk at KGHM as he gives a presentation on understanding the bigger picture to better manage risks.

Where is data holding back progress to digitalisation, and how can we change this?

Where is data holding back progress to digitalisation, and how can we change this?

Recorded live at DigiCom 2020, the panel of industry experts take a look at: The ownership conundrum: Managing data from multiple internal and external owners and sources with different contractual agreements and entrenched approaches & the need for data format standardisation: industry wide initiatives and developing an internal standardisation approach.

Developing your digital capacities and achieving the digital transition

Developing your digital capacities and achieving the digital transition

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – hear from our speakers as they explore: Top 3 priorities if you’re setting up your data centre, Getting the buy-in from the rest of the company, Transparency and constant communication, How do you review and change models?, Partners, employees’ skills: Who to work with and who to avoid, How to achieve integration of legacy technology and new tools like AI.

Understanding the regulatory landscape to avoid issues down the line

Understanding the regulatory landscape to avoid issues down the line

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – our panel discusses: MAR, MIFID, EMIR; the financial regulations that apply to commodity trading, Defining abuse, Bringing order in your own house, Putting the appropriate internal controls in place, Management oversight, Segregation of duties: Who’s doing what?, What can we learn from the cases in the financial sector?, Moving beyond trade and order surveillance

Sanctions: keeping up with them

Sanctions: keeping up with them

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – MONIKA ZEJDEN-ERDMANN, Principal Associate at EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND gives a presentation on topics including: An overview of the current sanctions landscape, What are the most vulnerable parts of your supply chain? & Identifying red flags, and what to do next

RTM – Mitsubishi corporation’s metals and mineral resource trading arm

RTM – Mitsubishi corporation’s metals and mineral resource trading arm

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – hear from VINEET KOHLI, President & CEO at MITSUBISHI CORPORATION RTM INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD as he takes us through their transformation journey with ENUIT as their trusted partner. He is also joined by GANESH NATARAJAN, Managing Director of Europe, ENUIT.

Managing Currency Risk Efficiently

Managing Currency Risk Efficiently

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – a two-part discussion addressing first the challenges of determining financing and functional currency, as well as best practices when it comes to managing the currency risks.

How can we make ctrm a business optimisation tool?

How can we make ctrm a business optimisation tool?

Recorded live at DigiCom 2020, our panel discuss: Exploring the move towards redefining CTRM systems as a driver and optimiser of the business rather than an after the fact accounting and reporting system, Intelligent CTRM initiatives – can AI and other technologies be used to allow the CTRM to drive users through workflow processes and operating intuitively, rather than being driven by user themselves?, Where can industry wide common standards and procedures be brought into the CTRM world?

IMO 2020: A few months in, feedback on how implementation went

IMO 2020: A few months in, feedback on how implementation went

Recorded live at ComRisk 2020 – hear from ROEL HOENDERS, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, IMO as he gives us the latest on: What has been the strategy of the trading houses?, What have been the visible consequences of this new regulation? For the trading houses? For the markets?, What now?

How is Roquette managing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How is Roquette managing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Benjamin Baptiste, Head of Risk Management and Data Science at Roquette, took some time out to chat with us ahead of his presentation at ComRisk 2020. Find out more about Roquette and how they are managing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTRMs in the era of remote work

CTRMs in the era of remote work

Recorded live at Commodity Trading Week Online 2020 – hear from our panel: Ken Han, Federica Strumia-Michelini, Alexandre Pegoud, Moderator: Gary Vasey

Climate Change Risk: The new paradigm

Climate Change Risk: The new paradigm

Recorded live at Commodity Trading Week Online 2020 – hear from our speakers as they discuss approaches to climate change, both now during the pandemic and in the future

Challenges in food trading during COVID-19

Challenges in food trading during COVID-19

Abhishek Jain, Chief Risk Officer at Export Trading Group took some time to share with us the biggest challenges they have encountered in the face of COVID-19

Agri-risk management during COVID-19

Agri-risk management during COVID-19

Deven Chitaliya is Senior Vice President & Global Head Credit at Olam in Singapore, where he is responsible for Credit and Counterparty Risk management across 12 agri-business platforms spread across more than 70 countries. He is also responsible for development and roll-out of company-wide Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

How does Nibulon Manage Risk? An Interview with the Chief Risk Officer

How does Nibulon Manage Risk? An Interview with the Chief Risk Officer

Sylvain Bettinelli is Chief Risk Officer for Nibulon, the largest grain exporter from Ukraine. Founded in 1991, Nibulon owns 388 silos and over two million tonnes of grain storage, along with a network of 25 transshipment terminals and an export terminal in Mykolaiv. The company cultivates 82,000 ha of agricultural land in Ukraine.
Before joining Nibulon, Sylvain spent six years with Cargill and five years with Bunge.

A look into risk management at Goodmills Group

A look into risk management at Goodmills Group

Scott Wellcome, Director – Grains Risk Management at Goodmills Group gives us an insight to the biggest challenges faced by risk professionals and the fundamentals of an efficient risk management framework

Developments in LNG trading

Developments in LNG trading

Director for the EMEA region at Hartree Partners at Hartree Partnets, Cyrus Dadachanji, shares their main priorities – plus his thoughts on how developments in LNG will impact the markets overall.

The top 3 overlooked Risk areas

The top 3 overlooked Risk areas

Ahead of joining us at ComRisk 2019, Kim Benni, Global Head of Risk and Trading Technologies at Alvean, gave us his top 3 areas that risk professionals overlook.

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Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
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