To reduce the risk of food and energy shortages and help maintain stable prices for emerging market buyers, IFC launched the Critical Commodities Finance Program (CCFP) to channel funds to support the global trade of commodities.
Through this innovative public-private partnership, IFC will maintain credit for traders and intermediaries that move food and agricultural products in and out of low-income countries.
By supporting commodity-backed finance and outreach in partnerships with banks, the CCFP will promote commodities as an asset class and encourage local and regional banks to participate in funding critical economic sectors, which will ultimately help increase access to finance and develop local markets.
Food and Energy Matter for Development
Thirty-eight of the poorest countries, those served by the International Development Association, rely on agriculture to provide over half the total jobs available in their economies. Estimates indicate that food production will need to grow by 70 percent to meet the needs of a growing global population by 2050.
To generate employment opportunities and help ensure food security in emerging markets, the CCFP enables the continued trade of crops, as well as the energy imports needed to enhance labor productivity, maintain economic growth, and sustain poverty reduction.
Leveraging IFC’s trade finance experience, in particular the structure and platform of its award-winning Global Trade Liquidity Program, the CCFP shares risk with global and regional banks as they expand their emerging market commodities trade portfolios. The program finances the exports and imports of agricultural commodities and inputs globally, and imports of energy into the world’s poorest countries.
IFC contributes its own funds and mobilizes additional commitments from governments and other development finance institutions to channel liquidity and guarantees to emerging market banks and real sector companies, including input providers, producers, aggregators, and traders.
Interested in participating? Contact our team to express interest or get more information.
Commodity trading book recommendations anyone??
I want to trade commod futures by early next year, looks profitable, but I realize I will most likely just lose all of my money. I have traded before (profitably) in the past with equity options, so I'm not a complete newbie. Any ideas would be appreciated.
a book a would recomeend on the subject is "derivatives: the wild beast of finance"
Well there lots of things at work
imho CL job forum is slanted to SF and NYC which implies IT and Finance etc. A world removed from manufacturing.
People are more reluctant to answer the more specific or technical the question gets. So anything technical outside of IT gets short shrift. Which is not a slam on CL since maybe these questions are better answered in trade or industry forums. Judging by your first post you have tons of experience and education - how many people anywhere in the US could answer your question. Haven't GM and GE become finance companies instead of manufacturing ones. If they're getting out of the game what more can anyone here add