CHANGES IN REGULATIONS: WHAT IMPACT ON THE COMMODITY TRADING INDUSTRY?

Thursday, 02 November 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM [RST]

Rue de lausanne 17, Geneva, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland

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Thursday, 02 November 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM [RST]

Credit Suisse Forum, Rue de lausanne 17, Geneva, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland.

Following the 2008 economic and financial crisis, governments have implemented new regulations on financial markets. Commodity markets have been also impacted by these regulations directly or indirectly:

  • Financing has proved more difficult for small and medium sized commodity companies as banks being under higher regulatory pressure area
  • Compliance has become indispensable but is expensive and could reduce commercial flexibilities
  • New regulations such as MIFID II could remove “speculators” from some markets. This could affect the liquidity and therefore market volatility

These changes could have a profound impact on the day-to-day business of commodity traders. Will this affect margins of commodity traders ? Will small and medium sized companies survive? What are the solutions to meet these new challenges?

5 speakers with different background of the trading or Shipping companies will discuss these new challenges and opportunities with: Compliance Officer, Tax Specialist, Trade Finance, Hedge Funds/Paper Trader and Business Developer.

New challenges are also bringing new opportunities!

Solutions have been developed to mitigate the negative impact of new regulation. Companies that have developed services to answer the new needs of the trading and shipping industry will be able to present their product during workshops that will follow the conference.