Reijer Barendregt

Reijer Barendregt

Director, Sector Head of Commodities Trading

What is the fundamental challenge for the commodities industry?

One of the biggest challenges the commodities trading industry is facing is a dual one: the need to meet rising demand for energy and natural resources while at the same time reducing carbon emissions. For both elements, the role of China appears to be critical.
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8 risk indicators in commodity trading companies

Increased competition, the growing sophistication of customers and investors have forced many organizations to introduce more complex trading products and strategies. With this increase in complexity comes an increase in the associated risks. We have identified eight red flags that could indicate increased risks for stakeholders of commodity trading companies.
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Impact of the Swiss new accounting law on trading companies

On 23 December 2011 the Swiss Parliament enacted the new accounting law, which became effective on 1 January 2013. The new accounting law includes some changes that are relevant for commodity trading companies, particularly with respect to the application of valuation principles.
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Falling behind the risk

Risk management is at the top of the global executive agenda as companies face an array of threats that grow more complex every day. The risks are vast and ever-present and those companies that fail to manage them well imperil their future.
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