Scientific, quantitative & technology focused approach
Engelhart’s expertise is wide reaching, and further supported by an agile and collaborative approach to trading. Our main business line is a financial trading platform transacting in Energy, Agriculture, Freight, Metals & Minerals, and Risk Premia. Our traders leverage their extensive experience across all segments of the market and are supported by deep market analytics and skilled, agile and experienced middle and back office teams. Our activities help promote orderly markets by providing liquidity and risk warehousing to market participants, and by helping remove inefficiencies in market pricing.
The business also operates a physical freight business, and a physical sugar origination business based in Brazil with well-established marketing and distribution.
Sophisticated risk management is a core component of our competitive advantage. Our global Risk team uses proprietary systems coupled with their deep market experience to understand, manage and optimise our risk taking. This allows us to confidently capitalize on opportunities to improve performance across our trading portfolio while mitigating downside to key stress factors. It also allows us to embrace new ideas and strategies responsibly with appropriate exposure levels.
of the markets
We operate across commodity markets: Energy, Agriculture, Metals & Minerals, Freight and Risk Premia
The business trades financial energy products both on exchange and OTC, including crude oil and refined products, power, gas, LNG, environmental credits and weather derivatives. The power business combines a successful global financial trading operation with a US based Financial Transmission Rights (‘FTR’) business. Sophisticated analytical processes are used to assess market fundamentals, coupled with an integrated meteorological expertise to identify mis-priced commodities.
We operate both physical and financial agriculture operations, trading across the grains, oilseeds and softs markets.
The physical business connects sugar producers with industry participants and end-destination clients. Our established local presence in Brazil allows us to originate directly from our sugar mill counterparties in the centre-south of Brazil. With our extensive experience in logistics and distribution, we supply our extensive network of consumers. This global reach is invaluable to understanding the agriculture sector and our clients.
Metals & Minerals
Our team of experienced traders cover the major exchange-traded financial metals and minerals markets. The team applies global macroeconomic analysis with detailed supply-demand modelling to develop a thorough understanding of these markets. Our established network of global contacts supports the team by providing intelligence on developing trends and market-moving events.
Our freight business provides long-term solutions and freight market insights to our various commodity trading desks as well as third party clients. The desk manages a fleet of time-chartered vessels and is active in trading and managing risk through the freight futures markets.
Our deep understanding of commodity market sentiment through analysis of industry investor activity, and the macroeconomic environment has allowed us to establish a strategic cross-commodities trading desk. The desk can identify relative value opportunities across the commodity curve structure and apply appropriate trading techniques to capture value. It also advises our other specialist trading desks.
My expertise is in international commodity export operations. I am responsible for coordinating execution of FOB and CFR freight contracts of goods from Brazilian and Argentinian origin. Along with my experience and training in Argentina, Switzerland and London it has given me an opportunity to build a stronger team. Our team supports other departments meet their contractual commitments in line with market practice.