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Structured Commodity Finance Conference

Bringing together the widest cross-section of commodities experts and experience from across the globe
60+ Commodities Speakers Including
Antonio Iafelice Co-founder & Managing Partner ENNEXAS
Pierpaolo di Fabio Corporate Finance Director KME
Gavin Reid Head of Trade Finance BP OIL CO
Alexander Lyubarev CFO DONETSKSTEEL
Gain Expertise From:
Rostislav Rozbitsky Head of Corporate Finance EVRAZ
James Parsons Portfolio Manager BLUECREST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Oleksandr Vodoviz Head of Structured Finance METINVEST
With Key Insights From
John MacNamara Managing Director, Global Head of SCTF DEUTSCHE BANK
Dr Marc Aubain Economic Counsellor WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Kris van Broekhoven Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance CITIBANK
Stephan Jansma Group Head of Structured and Trade Finance TRAFIGURA
Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-conference workshop

  • Are ‘Commodity Banks’ back? Consolidation of the leading Trading houses
  • Supply Chain Finance - the new black?
  • Alternative Investment
  • Oil: Does structured finance have a role in a low-volatility world?
  • Softs: Why do some shy away from funding softs?
  • Metals & mining: Do you see more local currency financing?
  • The impact of regulation
  • Insurance and the increase in the number of new entrants
  • Credit risk  - commodity super cycle – an end of an era?
  • Collateral monitoring
  • Despite this year’s jumbo Rosneft transaction, is Russia a bubble that is about to burst?
  • Is China the new Russia?
  • Ukraine – how long can the ferrous sector defy gravity?
  • Africa and the new frontiers

Structured Commodity Finance conference 2014 - The Definitive Event On Global Structured Commodity Finance Markets And Trends

Commodity Types, Risk Control & Regulation, Regional Focus and more ... Key Conference Highlights include:

  • Coverage of the largest genuinely structured commodity financings seen for year - including the Rosneft/Glencore/Vitol jumbo
  • The resurgence of the commodity pre-payment structure:
    - across the EMEA time zone and CIS
    - a 'proper' self-liquidating structured deal?
    - physical bills of lading turning up at agents' counters
  • What the bond market means:
    - for producers
    - for big commodity traders
  • Reviewing failed 2013 syndications:
    - lessons learned in the London market for a prominent steel trader
    - reverberations for lenders and insurers around the world
  • Risk:
    - how prepayments disguise outright levels of balance sheet debt

View the latest agenda for the 9th annual Structured Commodity Finance event

Dissecting Deals…

  •  Focus on Africa:
    - dissecting the successful offerings - including Sonangol and Cocobod
    - opportunities on the increasingly well-supported RBL side
    - prospects and price forecasts for hard commodities and mining deals in Africa 
  • Focus on Chinese Structured Financings:
    - structured deals syndicated in the steel sector
    - new low cost aluminium producers about to come on stream 
  • Focus on America:
    - successful syndications for US steel producers
    - benefits and opportunities from low US gas prices and a newly buoyant car industry 
  • Outlook for Steel and Aluminium:
    - is the Commodity Supercycle finally over? 
  • Focus on Softs:
    - Latam softs prepagamentos
    - the international structured market for softs producers in the Ukraine

150 + attendees confirmed for Structured Commodity Finance 2014 including:

  • Commerzbank AG
  • Banque Cantonale de Geneve
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
  • DNB Bank ASA
  • Swiss Re Europe S A
  • UniCredit Bank
  • Loan Market Association
  • FCIA Management Company Inc
  • Holman Fenwick & Willan LLP
  • Donetsksteel Metal Plant
  • Aspen Insurance UK Ltd
  • RUSAL Global Management B V
  • Nedbank Capital
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • KFW IPEX Bank
  • Garant Versicherungs AG
  • Pierre Leblanc et Associes
  • ABN AMRO Bank NV
  • Erste Group Bank AG
  • Aon Credit International Switzerland
  • Noble Europe Ltd
  • Citi
  • Atradius
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial
  • Commodity Appointments
  • Credit Suisse
  • Trasteel International SA
  • FMO
  • ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
  • Leaf Tobacco
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • HSBC Bank Plc
  • PETRONAS Energy Trading Limited
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • ETS Chrisnonse and Collc Transformation of Metals Import–Export
  • Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen
  • Agroinvestgroup LLC
  • DZ Bank AG
  • Willis Limited
  • Banco Santander S A
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Banco Santander S.A.
  • Lloyds TSB Bank Plc
  • KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
  • Bank Austria - Member of UniCredit
  • Nyrstar
  • BHF-BANK Aktiengesellschaft Zentraler Rechnungseingang
  • Texel Finance Ltd
  • BPL Global
  • Rabobank International
  • Commonwealth Bank Austrailia
  • Delcredere Ducroire

More Trade Trends & Highlights:

  • The Global Heads of Commodities Finance Panel: The impact on market liquidity as banks pull-back from physical commodities trading
  • Consolidation of the leading Trading houses: increasing their dominance and raising the bar even higher for new entrants 
  • Supply Chain Finance. The new black?  
  • Alternative Investment

Speakers at Structured Commodity Finance Conference 2014 include:

  • Alexander Lyubarev, CFO, DONETSKSTEEL
  • Celia Gardiner, Partner, WATSON, FARLEY AND WILLIAMS
  • David Wightman, Director - Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, BANCO ESPIRITO SANTO SA
  • Karel W Valken, Global Head Trade & Commodity Finance Agri, Global Head Grains & Oilseeds, RABOBANK INTERNATIONAL
  • Edward George, Head of Soft Commodities Research, ECOBANK
  • William Husband, Head of Metals & Mining, CITIBANK MOSCOW
  • Peter Broinger, Head of Mining & Metals Deputy Head of Commodity & Structured Trade Finance, RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG
  • Clare Dawson, Managing Director, LOAN MARKET ASSOCIATION
  • Sergey Nekrasov, First Vice President, GAZPROMBANK
  • Zhann Meyer, Africa Head, Global Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, NEDBANK
  • Antonio Iafelice, Co-founder & Managing Partner, ENNEXAS
  • Gavin Reid, Head of Trade Finance, BP OIL CO
  • Constantin Koutzaroff, Managing Director, Deputy Head, Structured Commodity Finance, Natural Resources, CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB
  • Andreas Seubert, Head Structured Trade Finance, Director Products, SWISS REINSURANCE COMPANY LTD
  • Oleksandr Vodoviz, Head of Structured Finance, METINVEST
  • Jeremy Shallow, Underwriter, ASPEN INSURANCE UK LTD
  • Frédéric Bourgeois, Managing Director, COFACE UK & IRELAND
  • Armin Eckermann, Senior Executive Vice-President, FIMBANK
  • Brian Cumming, Managing Director, Global Head of Structured Commodity Finance, FREEPOINT COMMODITIES
  • Patrick Welch, Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Asia Pacific, UNICREDIT
  • Jean Craven, Director, EXPORT TRADING GROUP
  • Anne-Marie Woolley, Director & Head of Syndications Europe, Africa & South Asia, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
  • Sander Stuijt, EMEA Head of SCTF Sales, DEUTSCHE BANK
  • Megan McDonald, Head: Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, Investment Banking, Corporate Investment Banking, STANDARD BANK
  • Nicholas Williams, Head of Corporate Transaction Banking, Europe ANZ BANK
  • Juan-Jose Mejia, Director, SCTF Americas, DEUTSCHE BANK AG
  • Pierpaolo di Fabio, Corporate Finance Director, KME
  • Rostislav Rozbitsky, Head of Corporate Finance, EVRAZ
  • Geoffrey Wynne, Partner, SULLIVAN & WORCESTER
  • John MacNamara, Managing Director, Global Head of SCTF, DEUTSCHE BANK
  • Kris van Broekhoven, Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance, CITIBANK
  • James Parsons, Portfolio Manager, BLUECREST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
  • Dr Marc Aubain, Economic Counsellor, WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
  • Ceri Evans, Manager of Logistics and Supply, SONANGOL
  • Felipe Margueron, Credit Risk Manager, VALE INTERNATIONAL
  • Vincent Minna, Director of Finance and Trade Execution, BUNGE
  • Igor Golovakin, Group Treasurer, METINVEST
  • Stephen Kemp, Senior Portfolio Manager, SCIPION CAPITAL
  • Anthony T Young, CTA Commodity Trading Advisor, GASY INVESTMENT CO
  • Willem Klaassens, Chief Financial Officer, CLEARSOURCE PTE LTD
  • Bob Angliss, Head of Commodity & Structured Trade Finance, BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ
  • Gary Ibister, Chief Operating Officer, BARAK FUND MANAGEMENT
  • Christian Stauffer, CEO, EUROFIN ASIA GROUP
  • Julian Madgett, Head Commodity & Structured Finance, ICBC
  • Brian Cumming, Managing Director, FREEPOINT COMMODITIES
  • Neil McGugan, Head of Structured Trade Finance Commodity & Structured Trade Finance European Investment Banking Division, THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD
  • Constantin Koutzaroff, Deputy Head of Global SCF, CREDIT AGRICOLE
  • Zhann Meyer, Africa Head, Global Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, NEDBANK
  • Domicio Dos Santos Neto, Partner, SANTOS NETO
  • Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL GLOBAL
  • Bernard Zonneveld, MD, Global Head Structured Metals & Energy Finance, ING BANK
  • John De Lange, Managing Director, ING BANK
  • Denys Kiryeyev, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, STATE SAVINGS BANK OF UKRAINE
  • Michael Kenny, Partner, WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS
  • Joe Levin, Partner, WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS
  • Andrew Hutcheon, Partner, WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS
  • Jan Mellmann, Partner, WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS
  • Eric Villateau, Partner, WATSON, FARLEY & WILLIAMS

Structured Commodity Finance Conference 2014 by the numbers:

  • Over 150 delegates from a cross-section of industry players:
    - Producers
    - Banks & Financiers
    - Traders
    - Insurers
    - Lawyers
    and other key commodities players
  • Hear from over 60 expert commodities speakers 
  • Unique format of over 15 sessions & panel debates  
  • 9th Annual Conference   
  • Provides fantastic networking opportunities with a large range of different commodities actors, facilitated by longer networking breaks and a DRINKS RECEPTION 
  • 5 major themes for 2014:
  1. Trade trends
  2. Commodity types
  3. Regional focus
  4. Regulatory implications
  5. Risk mitigation

Major Themes at the Structured Commodity Finance conference 2014

Commodity types

  • Oil
  • Softs
  • Metals & Mining

Regional Focus

  • Russia: Rosneft aside, is the bubble about to burst?
  • China: the new Russia?
  • Ukraine: how long can the ferrous sector defy gravity?
  • Africa: from cocoa to metal
  • Plus - New frontiers for structured finance:

Southern Europe               Central Asia

Middle East                       North Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa           Latin America

Risk Control

  • Mitigation through physical collateral monitoring
  • Insurance & risk distribution: impact of new entrants

 Regulatory Implications

  • Impact of regulation on trade and commodity finance
  • Credit risk  - commodity super cycle – the end of an era?

Don’t Miss Out!

  • Come and sit once again with the commodity cognoscenti
  • Take part in the debrief on the significant lessons of the last 12 months
  • Hear how the market movers and shakers plan to avoid potential time bombs and minefields in 2014


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(updated 21 April 2014)

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