Winners 2016


The 2015 global Commodity Business Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at the Savoy Hotel, London. Hosted by Commodities Now magazine, the awards were presented by a variety of commodity market dignitaries and celebrated British comedian Hal Cruttenden.

Award Winners 2015:

Commodity Trading, Risk Management & Portfolio Management

Rewarding Excellence in:

  • Energy Markets: GDF SUEZ Trading
  • Industrial Metals: INTL FCStone
  • Precious Metals: HSBC
  • Agricultural & Softs Markets: Macquarie Bank
  • Emission Markets: Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
  • Renewable Energy: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Traded Commodity Markets (across all products): Macquarie Bank

Commodity Market Development –

Rewarding Excellence in:

  • Risk Exposure Mitigation: TriOptima
  • Finance & Structured Products: BNP Paribas
  • Market Policy & Advisory: Sapient Global Markets
  • CTRM Software: Allegro Development Corporation
  • Data Management: DataGenic
  • Commodity Logistics: Brady plc
  • Trading & Operations Management: Trayport
  • Commodities, Legal: Clyde & Co

Commodity Transactions Management – And Announcing:

Commodity Deal of the Year 2015

Morgan Stanley Commodities Group, Gulf Power, First Reserve, and Apex Clean Energy:

The Kingfisher Wind Project

Commodity Broker of the Year 2015


Commodity Exchange of the Year 2015

European Energy Exchange

Commodity Research House of the Year 2015

Morgan Stanley

Commodity House of the Year 2015



“We shine the spotlight on the talent, dedication and expertise driving commodity business. As the collapse in commodity prices and the valuations of many natural resource firms has continued, companies throughout the complex have had to realign their business processes in order to remain competitive. This shift will continue in the face of the ever more stringent regulatory, reporting and capital requirements being asked of our industry amid the ‘lower for longer’ price mantra” said This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Awards Director and Publisher/Editor of Commodities Now magazine.

“Commodities have continued to underperform other asset classes as prices for most have continued their downward path amid heightened volatility, plummeting company valuations, a stronger US dollar, and subdued emerging market growth.”

“However, the long downtrend in prices that started in 2011 seems to be bottoming out as key markets (such as oil and copper) stabilise. And the acceleration in recent price declines has provided the necessary catalyst for further large-scale supply adjustments that are required to restore a better balance in many physical markets.

The paradigm shift in the roles and relationships between market participants has made this another transformative year for commodity markets. Lest we forget, without trade, countries can’t develop, economies won’t grow and international business cannot function. All those with a stake in this industry rely on those organisations represented here today to make trade happen – reliably, efficiently and responsibly. They are the best-in-class of the commodity business community,” Isherwood concluded.

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The Commodity Business Awards: A two-stage process

Stage 1: The first stage for nominations concluded in September 2015. Companies from throughout the commodity complex were invited to nominate themselves or others in any one of the 20 categories of excellence.

Stage 2: The second stage took place during October 2015 and involved voting at the dedicated Commodity Business Awards website for one of the shortlisted nominees from each category drawn up by the awards panel.

Votes were then counted, and in conjunction with the strength of each nomination and the views of the awards panel, winners were chosen.

Full information on the awards and the awards process is available at the website.