Excellence in Industrial Metals

Winner: MF Global

Industrial metal markets have been through a roller-coaster three year period in which demand and prices have defied expectations. Navigating through this turmoil – and extreme volatility – has required sharp skill and execution capabilities. These have been displayed by this year’s winner for Excellence in Industrial Metal Markets; MF Global.

MF Global’s industrial metals expertise covers markets for copper, lead, zinc, nickel, tin, aluminium, aluminium alloy, molybdenum, and cobalt. It also specialises in steel products such as billet and hot-rolled coil.

With broad talent and sophisticated expertise across the sector, and a dedicated team of over 50 professionals offering an extensive range of products and solutions to industrial metal producers, consumers, traders and beyond, MF Global have been servicing the base metals community for more than 30 years. As a Ring Dealing Member on the London Metal Exchange, their team has built a reputation for superior performance in the core functions of market-making, order execution, trade clearing and contract administration. MF Global have displayed exceptional fluency in the kind of pricing problems that have confronted the metals business of late.

The MF Global workforce has extensive experience in strategic planning, research, and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, LME ring dealing and market making, precious and base metals brokerage, institutional managed futures trading, and in academia. While placing the highest importance on client order fulfilment, MF Global also offer customized hedge advisory as well as market strategy and outlooks to customers from desks operating in New York, London, Sydney and Hong Kong, with a network of strategic partners around the globe.

With a 225-year heritage in commodities trading, MF Global is one of the largest futures and options brokers in the world … and a leading member on more than 70 exchanges worldwide serving as a premier derivatives brokerage

The voters and Awards Panel were highly impressed in this competitive commodity business category, making MF Global this year’s deserved recipient of the Award for Excellence Industrial Metal Markets.

The Award was accepted by Joseph Posillico, Vice President Energy, from Master of Ceremonies Gyles Brandreth, celebrated British author, broadcaster, actor and former Conservative Member of Parliament.