The commodities markets and their derivatives trade the raw materials that underlie the economy and financial markets. However, as economic uncertainty continues to affect other asset classes, commodities are attracting new participants as a safe haven from the volatility of those broader and more accessible markets. But with a broad range of commodity types, how similar or different are the datasets, tools and technologies required by participants in these markets, what are the market-specific challenges, and how common will these requirements become among firms traditionally used to trading financial securities?
• What has been the demand for commodities data and increased automation around trading and back-office functions over the past 12 months?
• How is the continuing economic uncertainty and volatility in other asset classes affecting demand for commodities as an investment vehicle and how do you see this changing in future?
• What are the most important datasets, tools and technologies that can provide an advantage for anyone involved in commodities trading?
• How do data consumer requirements differ-from producers and those involved in supply and shipping of physical commodities, to industrial consumers, traders, brokers and commodities-focused investment managers?
• Will cross-asset and high-frequency trading strategies drive interest in this data and distribution technologies?
• How will market evolution and regulatory initiatives affect demand for commodities data in future?
Mehmet Yanilmaz, Partner, MYRA TRADING
Mustafa Maqbool, Manager - Trading Data, INFINIUM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Renee Krall, Director, Market Data, PLATTS
Moderator: Max Bowie, Editor, INSIDE MARKET DATA
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