The metal trading sector faces continuing challenges to manage price volatility, market risk and increased counterparty demands. Market players must innovate and differentiate while enhancing risk management measures and meet growing regulatory requirements such as EMIR.
Increasing transparency in markets provides customers with opportunities to liaise directly with producers and suppliers. To survive and grow traditional metal trading companies are looking to differentiate by moving up the value chain to secure trade flows or down the supply chain with value added services while trying to consolidate existing business. All of this necessitates the use of financial instruments to minimise increasing price volatility.
The fast changing environment together with consolidation within the industry through M&A poses significant challenges to deliver of operational efficiency through strong underlying processes and systems.
Our commodity trading consultants have proven knowledge and capability in the metal trading arena delivering optimal business processes for the end to end metals value chain underpinned by our industry best practice capability models. We have forged strong relationships with Commodity Trading Risk Management (CTRM) system vendors enabling us to drive selection and implementation of CTRM systems which provide our clients with confidence in delivery and return on investment.