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Commodity Financial Services

The CFS business reported an EBITDA of S$4.8 million in 2017 compared to a loss of S$1.6 million previously.

This improvement in earnings came largely from the funds business and from the Trade and Structured Finance business that generates incremental yield by utilising Olam’s underlying agri-business trade flows.

Invested capital in this segment eased by S$55.5 million to S$98.3 million; most of it was deployed in the funds business.

Capitals snapshot

Increasing Intellectual and Human Capital

  • Quantitative Funds augmented its trading capability, adding 2 traders with significant experience. The business also further strengthened governance around trading solutions through a strong technology team based in Singapore.
  • Commodity Fund completed the absorption and integration of Volatility Trading business within its fold during 2017. The business has placed a team of traders and analysts in China to increase trading.
  • Risk Management Solutions (RMS) strengthened its marketing and sales team with a diverse talent pool and is in the process of developing a digital interface for its customers.