International Commodity Trading: Physical and Derivative Markets


The ongoing evolution of international commodity markets is a fscinating aspect of globalisation, inasmuch as many basic commodities are traded globally on international physical markets, often associated with efficient and global futures markets.

International Commodity Trading

  • offers a comprehensive discussion of the specific mechanisms that apply to physical and futures markets
  • discusses the various techniques associated with the management of market operations
  • presents and analyses the various types of commodity markets
  • provides an in-depth coverage of trading companies, of their role and of their strategies
  • gives techniques for forecasting commodity prices
  • gives practical examples and case studies

EPHRAIM CLARK is Professor of Finance at Middlesex University, London with extensive teaching experience in Europe and the USA. He is Founding Editor of the European Journal of Finance, Co-Editor of Treasury Affairs and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Finance. The author of four books and over 50 articles in academic and professional journals in the field of international risk management, he also has extensive experience in private business and as a consultant.

JEAN-BAPTISTE LESOURD is Research Professor in Economics, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille (GREQAM), Universite de la Mediterranee, France, He is also a part-time lecturer at ESSEC Business School in France. He collaborates with the University of Geneva and the University of Western Australia. He is an internationally known expert in the field of commodity markets and has published eleven books and about 30 articles in academic and specialised journals. His work has been distinguished by two academic awards. He has experience as a consultant to numerous external partners.

RÉNÉ THIÉLEMONT is Associate Professor of Management and Dean of the Faculty of Management of the Universite de Savoie, France, and a part-time lecturer to Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Nantes, France. He collaborates with the University of Geneva. He belongs to the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Management, a leading international journal on technological management. He is recognised as an expert in project management, project finance and commodity trading. He has published a number of papers in academic journals. He has a broad business consulting experience, mainly with financial institutions and trading companies.




Physical Commodity Markets: An Overview.

Commodity Futures.


Exotic Options and Other Over-the-Counter Products.

International Commodity Markets: The Management of Information.

Commodities, Market Finance, and Corporate Finance.

The Management of Physical Commodity Contracts.

The Actors of Commodity Trading.

Conclusion: International Commodity Trading--Problems and Prospects.