Conference – 2017

Changes in Regulations: What impact for the Commodity Trading Industry?

Following the 2008 economic and financial crisis, governments have implemented new regulations on financial markets. Commodity markets have been also impacted by these regulations directly or indirectly:

  • Financing has proved more difficult for small and medium sized commodity companies as banks being under higher regulatory pressure area
  • Compliance has become indispensable but is expensive and could reduce commercial flexibilities
  • New regulations such as MIFID II could remove “Speculators” from some markets. This could affect the liquidity and therefore market volatility.


  • Are new regulations such as MIFID II well considered, relevant and in line with Industry practice ?
  • How will regulations affect the commodity supply chain and who will bear the additional cost ?
  • Will regulations lead to more concentration of business in large companies or create opportunities for small companies ?

The conference aims to answer these questions and focus on the impact of these new regulations on the day to day job of commodity trading and shipping professionals.

5 speakers with different background of the trading or Shipping companies will discuss these new challenges and opportunities with: Compliance Officer, Tax Specialist, Trade Finance, Hedge Funds/Paper Trader and Business Developer.

New challenges are also bringing new opportunities!

Solutions have been developed to mitigate the negative impact of new regulation. Companies that have developed services to answer the new needs of the trading and shipping industry will be able to present their product during workshops that will follow the conference.

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