This work presents an all-encompassing examination on the application of risk management to the evolving global soft commodity markets with in-depth analysis on all the issues relevant to the industry such as price risk, production risk, institutional risk and insurance. It provides a detailed understanding of the application of risk management tools to agribusiness by covering the topic in great depth. It explains the changes in hedging strategies for commodity price risk management brought about by the evolving market. Topical approach updates you on the most recent changes in legislation and reactions from the industry. It presents a global perspective that incorporates the views of leading international practitioners, academics and consultants along side up-to-date case studies from around the world. Additionally covers contract and instrument types, portfolio management, credit risk, commodity financing and much more.
Nigel Scott is an executive director in capital markets at Rabobank International, London. He is global head of the commodity price risk management (CPRM) unit. CPRM trades soft commodity price swaps & options with the bank's clients to hedge their risk. Nigel also heads up the OECD structured commodity finance team. He has worked for Rabobank since 2000. Previously, Nigel has worked for Cargill as a senior structurer on the financial markets platform, where he started a number of swaps markets in cotton. He also developed and traded cocoa and fertilizer swaps. Nigel has acted as an arbitrator, as a member of the Liverpool Cotton Association (LCA) for the last 9 years, and regularly serves on technical appeal committees. Nigel has a BSC (Hons) in microbiology from Imperial College, London.