Products and Markets
Products handled by the Group span the steel sector, such as steel billets, blooms, wire rods and coils as well as the base metals spectrum including but not limited to aluminium, nickel, zinc and copper in its various forms.
The role of the LIBERTY Commodities in the ferrous metals market has evolved from merchanting / position trading to the sourcing of material required by GFG industrial assets, particularly in the UK, France, Italy and Eastern Europe. In parallel we work closely with these GFG assets to expand their sales and marketing reach outside of their mature markets and into newer territories such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
LIBERTY Commodities serves a wide portfolio of non-ferrous industry counterparts and consumers, from Arcelor and Trafigura down to small independent traders and stock holders, whilst again working closely with the aluminium GFG vertical (ALVANCE Aluminium Group) and Speciality Steel assets in Europe ensuring they optimise their sourcing and sales capabilities.
LIBERTY Commodities is led by Paul Francis, CEO, a former commodity finance banker with Credit Agricole and Societe Generale. Based out of Dubai, Paul leads an experienced team of Commercial, Operational and Risk managers in the core hubs of the LIBERTY Commodities global platform.
LIBERTY Commodities adheres to a strict policy of ongoing risk assessment and manages all aspects of risk including credit / payment, price, logistical / contract, and other relevant risk areas that impact the business. Price risk management is specifically managed from Geneva where our derivatives platform is based. Head of Risk, Mahendra Lilhala sits in Dubai, benefiting from its central time zone allowing close communication with all European and Asian offices within the LIBERTY Commodities.