Marex Spectron establishes research institute

April 15, 2016

Marex Spectron, the global commodities broker, has established the Marex Spectron Institute, a new business that capitalises on the strength of the brokerage’s research capabilities to provide best–in–class training courses for the commodity trading community.

The Marex Spectron Institute aims to bridge the gap between academic study and professional analysis of global commodity markets by offering courses open to all market participants that focus on real world insights on major economic, geopolitical, climatic and trade-related issues affecting international commodity markets. The institute is led by Georgi Slavov, Marex Spectron’s Global Head of Energy, Ferrous Metals and Shipping Research, and courses feature a network of leading academics and industry executives.

Specialising in high quality training, the Institute will launch a new series of courses in May 2016 that includes ferrous metals, industrial transport (dry bulk shipping and crude oil tanker shipping), power (gas, coal and electricity) and applied meteorology (energy and agricultural markets).

The courses aim to present students with a comprehensive overview of market structures, challenges and trends, as well as offering insight into trading and research. The focus on the day-to-day dynamics observed within these markets provides an excellent platform for any individual – regardless of their experience – who wishes to deepen their knowledge of a particular sector.

All Institute courses are designed by established professionals in the field of commodity research, broking, trading and risk management.

Georgi Slavov, Global Head of Energy, Ferrous Metals and Shipping Research, said: “The nature of Marex Spectron’s core business allows for a unique expression of unbiased research, analysis and opinions on market fundamentals, developments and trends. This factor, along with our inimitable to ties the academic world, makes the Marex Spectron Institute a unique proposition.”

“Our network of industry experts is unrivalled and we are excited about offering participants from all areas of the commodity trading community access to such expertise.”

For further information, please contact:

Marex Spectron Institute
Georgi S. Slavov
Global Head of Energy, Ferrous Metals and Shipping Research
+44 (0)20 7655 6357

Claire Rumbellow
Dragon Advisory
+44 (0)20 7495 4401

About Marex Spectron Group Limited

Marex Spectron is a leading independent global commodities brokerage headquartered in London but with a global network spanning Asia and North America, and dominant market shares in many major Agricultural, Metal and Energy products.

Our mission is to ensure that we offer our clients unequalled access to liquidity in global commodity markets, on-exchange or off-exchange. Our business is integrated, truly global and prudently managed.

We offer electronic and voice broking services, with state of the art networks to facilitate complex trading strategies. We offer insight and know-how, based on decades of experience, a vast market data set and the latest analytic tools.

While commodity markets form the core of our business, we have responded to client demand for broader services and have active, successful, teams broking financial futures and options.

We also have a division that provides a full suite of services to trading firms who need to outsource infrastructure, support operations and the management of electronic trading solutions.

We have a broad range of clients including commodity producers and consumers, banks, hedge funds, asset managers, brokers, commodity trading advisors and professional traders.

We are members of the London Metal Exchange (LME; where we are a Ring Dealer), the CME Group exchanges, ICE Group exchanges and many others.

We are regulated in the UK by the FCA, in the US by the NFA and CFTC, in Hong Kong by the SFC, and in Singapore by the MAS.

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