UK: Clyde & Co Main Sponsors Of The FT Global Commodities Summit
Last Updated: 13 May 2015

Since its launch in 2012, Clyde & Co have been sole legal sponsor of the Financial Times Global Commodities Summit in Lausanne. The summit is regarded as the number one event for the global commodities sector and is attended by nearly 400 senior executives from across the commodities spectrum. This includes many of the leading individuals from the biggest trading houses and financial institutions such as Glencore, Cargill, Mercuria, Vitol, Gunvor and Noble Group.

This year the partners who attended the summit were Marko Kraljevic, Michael Swangard, Nick Austin, Philip Prowse and Clare Hatcher (from the London office) and Maurice Thompson (Melbourne, Perth).

Clare spoke on a Panel which debated the proposed regulation of commodity trading by both the EU and US authorities - "The unintended consequences of "one size fits all" regulatory reform" - alongside senior representatives from CME Group, Eon, Bunge, Cargill and BP. Trading houses are particularly concerned about rules around capital requirements, position limits and limited hedging exemptions and Clare was quoted in the Financial Times as saying in relation to capital requirements "Commodities have been exempt since 2006.....whether that will continue is a big issue".

Clare and Marko recently authored a report entitled "Is the price right?" which was based on a survey we conducted in association with Commodities Now magazine. The report examines how the trading community views the current benchmark pricing regime, assesses the proposals for its reform and explores the potential impact of the EU's proposal on the commodity markets.

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