Ebele Kemery: Structured Commodity Trade Finance Benefits
21.01.2017 16:20

Structured commodity finance is divided into 3 major parts known as soft commodities, energy, metals and mining. There are number of lenders, trading houses and producers that have adopted structured commodity finance. SCF offers lot of benefits to commodity producers during the beginning of export on loan payment, so that the cash flow should be good enough to support their business. Reduction on commodity or single country exposure can be resolved by risk mitigation that employed by many trading houses. Price shocks demand and supply can be mitigated by SCF. For commodity producers, lenders are always available to support them to get customers and fresh markets. Structured commodity finance offers risk mitigation and liquidity management on materials that are sold, purchased and produced. Isolating assets is one such way that handles these tasks. Commodity finance permits consumers and producers to balance the risk of upcoming movements related to buying and selling.


Now let's understand about trade commodity finance. The term trade finance came to limelight in the year 1983 on review the global trade market. On browsing the online medium, you can get different resources related to trade finance. Actually, it is a science that covers various activities or it is more about capital management for international trade. Logically, an exporter seeks an importer to pay for the goods that has been sent. In return, the importer asks the exporter to provide certain documents related to the goods that has been shipped. A letter of credit is offered by the importer's bank to the exporter. In this bill of landing is offered on document presentation. During trade cycle funding, trade commodity finance is used when there is need by sellers or buyers. In such scenario, risk mitigation form is used by the seller and buyer. At this point, the financer needs fund and goods control and repayment control. Monitoring and management of the trade cycle is a must during risk mitigation. Certainly, trade commodity finance can assist to resolve the divergence between the exporter and importer. 


These days, trade finance is widely accepted by different industries and sectors. It is very clear that commodity finance is to offer best finance options to trading companies or all sizes. Many trading houses have opt commodity finance services and created a lasting business impression. Businesses that are focused on agriculture commodities, energy products, metals and steel for them SCF would be the best option. Trade commodity finance works parallel with export credit agency, shipping finance and pre-export firms. In order to know details about commodity finance, meet an expert or take the help of the internet medium. Ask a consultant like Ms. Ebele Kemery (A Portfolio Manager) about trade finance rules and regulations and how it benefits a business.


Ebele Kemery is a Portfolio manager - Head of Energy Investing at JPMorgan Asset Management with proven track record of robust and consistent profitable returns in commodities. Ms. Kemery is responsible for formulating the view and investment decisions for major energy commodities including, but not limited to: crude oil, gasoline, heating oil and natural gas.

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