OpenLink: Coping with Uncertainty - Metals Trading in a State of Flux
Posted: 24 September 2013 | Source: OpenLink
As the London Metal Exchange (LME) mulls new rules for warehousing industrial metals, other market conditions are conspiring to put metals prices, trading and production into a state of flux. Market participants will need a multi-faceted response to ease burdens and leverage new opportunities.
The trading of metals and their corresponding financial instruments is entering an age of uncertainty because of potential warehousing reforms, new regulations, currency exchange complications, and the rise of key
international exchanges. The looming changes will impact the major front-to-back office operations and systems that facilitate metals trading and their underlying financial transactions. Firms that participate in global metal markets will need heightened IT support to stay ahead of these ruptures and to take advantage of new hedging and trading opportunities via emerging trading venues.