Hard commodities: Metals volatility

August 2012
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Hard commodities: Metals volatility

At a glance

Metal industry executive interviews reveal that metals companies need to go beyond a solid hedging strategy and develop an agile risk assessment methodology to capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Operating effectively in today’s metals market requires more than a solid hedging strategy. Metals firms work to define and assess their risks, be prepared for unforeseen events, and develop the agility to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
This paper, created in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), presents analysis of risk commodity within the metals industry as well as in-depth interviews with six metals industry executives. It contains an in-depth discussion on financial instruments used by metals companies as well as what it can mean for your business.