INTL FCStone’s Asia Commodities Division will offer its newest market analysis product, China Direct, a new digital market intelligence platform focused on the unique fundamental, external, and technical price drivers that move markets in China.
The digital market intelligence platform offers a global perspective with condensed daily, weekly, and monthly reports. Led by Darin Friedrichs, Risk Management Consultant of the Asia Commodities Division, the team of experts behind INTL FCStone’s China Direct provide market commentary informed by the key factors that move the grain market in China. The first release of this program will focus on the soybean and feed milling sectors with future developments to encompass the broader grains and commodities sectors. This content will be available exclusively for subscribers in both Mandarin and English, through INTL FCStone’s digital Market Intelligence portal and soon via WeChat.
Friedrichs commented on the China Direct intelligence platform, “We are thrilled to unveil China Direct, which combines big-picture insights with condensed market focused outlooks. As volatility and complexity of the global grain market can overwhelm even the most seasoned professional, our platform is aimed at distilling down all of these factors, to give clients and understanding of what it means for them and accordingly facilitate more confident and accurate decisions.”
INTL FCStone’s Asia Commodities Division is a leading specialized financial services provider offering hedging, risk management advisory and brokerage solutions for all traded commodities, with a specific emphasis on clients located or engaged in the APAC region. Headquartered in Singapore with additional teams in Shanghai and Sydney, the Division specializes in trading and providing unique liquidity for futures, derivatives, options, bulk and container physical grains, foreign exchange, and customized OTC and structured products.
Brett Cooper, Head of the Asia Commodities Division, concluded, “Our team of experts have unmatched knowledge of the China and global grain markets. Our intelligence is sourced from trusted relationships with local market participants as well as our colleagues worldwide, which we utilized as the foundation for creating China Direct. We look forward to enhancing our clients’ risk management and hedging operations through our best-in-class, bespoke market intelligence.”
About INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of financial-services execution, risk management, market intelligence, and post-trade services across asset classes and markets around the world.
A Fortune 500 company with a nearly 100-year track record, the company focuses on providing products and services within the commodities, securities, foreign exchange and global payments sectors. INTL customers include the producers, processors and end users of virtually every major traded commodity; commercial counter parties; and governmental, nongovernmental and charitable organizations. The company also serves institutional investors, brokers, professional traders, CTA/CPOs, proprietary trading groups, commercial banks and major investment banks. Headquartered in New York City, the company is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “INTL”.