Global stocks of grains are currently abundant, sitting at, or very close to all-time highs. Subsequently international prices are weak, with Australian values getting some support from the lower dollar. In a few months planting will begin, and this webinar will examine the market outlook and how to develop a strategy if prices remain low.
In this webinar you will have the opportunity to ask your questions to industry leaders, and if you can't make it live to the event a video copy will be available for viewing at your own leisure.
Angus Brown, Analyst, Mecardo
Angus is a senior client advisor for Ag Concepts advisory and a market analyst with Mecardo. Angus provides advice to grain growers and consumers on the use of derivatives in hedging strategies.
Charlie Brown, Portfolio Manager, Cargill / AWB
Charlie Brown is Portfolio Manager at AWB/Cargill. Charlie oversees AWB’s Harvest Pool, Early Season Pools & has been involved in the development of AWB's new portfolio of grower price risk management products - Price+. Charlie began his career in the grain industry as an Assistant Wheat Trader with GrainCorp in Sydney, before moving into derivatives trading roles in Sydney, London and Geneva. Following his role running the trading team of one of Europe’s largest hedge funds, Charlie returned to Australia in 2012 and is today based in Cargill’s Melbourne office.
Chris Coore, Pool Manager, Agfarm
Chris is the Advantage Program Manager at Agfarm with a specific background in agricultural commodities. He has over seven years proprietary trading experience within large global commodity houses. Chris has experience in basis trading, spread trading, relative value arbitrage and the use of futures and options for both hedging and positional purposes.
Chris began his career trading grain and protein meals domestically, he then moved onto export markets and risk management and is now responsible for all Advantage marketing, strategy and execution. Chris’ experience trading physical grain and academic focus in the analytics and research around prudent risk management will assist to unlock value for growers.