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Commodity Markets and Structured Commodity Finance

Commodities have experienced lots of changes over the last 25 years: after a decade of stagnant prices in the 1990s followed by a large rise in the years 2000 all the way into 2008 and a collapse at the time of the financial crisis, the price behaviour since the end of 2008 has been commodity-specific.

In the world of today’s low energy prices, trading strategies have to be more subtle and should be organized around spreads, term structure of forward prices. In the case of crude oil and natural gas, the geography of the different markets needs to be comprehended In order to build strategies. For agricultural commodities, weather risk continues to be the main source of risk, together with credit.

This comprehensive 2-day programme focuses on understanding price formation, management of spot and derivatives commodity positions and investing in commodities. It provides an in-depth analysis of financial instruments; issues of delivery when warehouses are bought by strategic players; and investment opportunities going forward in the world of commodities, in particular the rewarding activities of Trade Finance and Commodity Inventory Finance.

The content is designed for traders in financial institutions, managers in pension funds and insurance companies, risk executives and corporate managers in charge of raw materials purchase.

All delegates will receive a copy of Professor Geman's reference book "Commodities and Commodity Derivatives: Modeling and Pricing for Agriculturals, Metals and Energy" published by Wiley Finance.

  • Date:
  • 17th - 18th May 2018
  • Venue:
  • Central London and remotely via LFS LiveLFS Live
  • Fee:
  • £1395 per day


  • You might be eligible for preferential rates. Please contact us to check if your company is a member of the LFS Global Client Programme.

This course is also available in New York, Singapore and São Paulo

Who The Course is For

  • Commodity traders
  • Hedge fund managers
  • Investment bankers
  • Energy company risk managers
  • Insurance companies
  • Industry Executives

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Prior Knowledge

A background in finance and a basic knowledge of commodity markets is assumed.


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