Winners 2015

Excellence in Agriculture & Softs

In the category for Excellence in Agricultural & Softs Markets we were looking for a company with a strong presence in the physical and/or financial food and agribusiness sector, offering financial support, solid products and services, and specialised sectoral and regional expertise. The voters and Awards Panel chose Macquarie as this year’s deserved winner.Sebastian Barrack, Global Head of Metals & Agriculture, Macquarie

Macquarie Ags team comprises some of the most talented people uniquely coming from the industry. It has the deepest network of clients giving them an unparalleled understanding of the market. Their leadership also allows them to be more innovative in the hedging and financing solutions they provide.

With a team represented across four continents, Macquarie specialises in grains, softs, the soybean complex, rapeseed/canola, palm oil, ethanol, pulp and paper, dairy products, livestock, and meats. Macquarie's large agri platform offers cutting-edge insights - as well as offering detailed insights into a wide variety of commodity markets. The depth of Macquarie's agri research is also exceptional.

Macquarie has shown broad talent and sophisticated expertise across the food and agribusiness with a dedicated team of professionals offering a range of flexible and tailored product solutions to the industry in OTC price risk management, structured finance, and trading.

Macquarie’s commitment to the agricultural sector is unsurpassed and, as reflected in the strength of its nomination and the votes cast by the industry, Macquarie are deserving winners of the Commodity Business Award for Excellence in Agricultural & Softs Markets 2012.

The award was presented to Sebastian Barrack, head of Macquarie's metals and agricultural sales and trading division, by celebrated British comedian Alun Cochrane.

Macquarie, Commodity Business Awards 2012, Winner