The firm offers a broad range of financial services centred on banking, including a dedicated commodities branch focusing on steel, base metals, energy products and agricultural commodities. SMBC’s trade finance team for commodities operates on a global basis, providing comprehensive solutions for the finance of international trade.
We employ a team of professionals, all of whom have many years of experience in commodity finance and can offer our customers a host of traditional or bespoke commodity finance solutions using a full range of products. The commodity finance team also works in close cooperation with colleagues in pre-export, shipping finance, and ECA-backed finance to deliver a comprehensive solutions-based offering to all of our customers, however large or small.
Commodity finance is in a state of flux and 2020 will forever be remembered as a line in the sand for the industry. The decision by some of the most prominent European banks to step away from financing the trade of commodities has rocked the industry. This session gathers bankers and funds to stake their claim as the financiers of the future.