Commodity trading companies today operate in a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Richard Sharman summarizes the current challenges facing the industry, talks about Switzerland as a business location for commodities trading and points out the global trends of the sector.
The investment activity of global investors is principally focusing on the highly liquid major cities such as London and Paris. However, increased activity was also noted in peripheral markets, which have attracted opportunistic capital mainly from the United States.
If you were asked where capital flows into European real estate, you would probably name London, Paris and the German top five. This has been true of course, but now, new tendencies can be observed in the real estate investment market.