Commodity Financial Services
Olam’s Commodity Financial Services (CFS) business was started in 2003 when we decided to leverage our knowledge of leading-edge risk management practices to develop our ‘latent asset’ in the space of both commodity and derivative markets. Today, CFS has already achieved a leadership position on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) and a steadily growing share on the Intercontinental Exchange / Chicago Board of Trade (ICE/CBOT).
There are now two core business areas operated by CFS, namely Risk Management Solutions and Fund Management. Our CFS business launched its first Relative Value Commodity Fund (the Ektimo RV Fund) in July 2010.
Risk Management Solutions
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The Fund Management business is engaged in developing macro fundamental strategies as well as algorithmic strategies. These combine our experience and insight in commodity markets with our knowledge of derivatives and statistical and mathematical skills built over the years.