Gartner Callaway Trading Company is a commodities trading company involved in distribution of products produced and processed by Gartner Callaway Farms and procurement and distribution of commodities produced by local small scale and established producers.

At Gartner Callaway Trading we understand that commodities are rarely produced and consumed in the same place or at the same time which involves a complex value chain including refining, processing, storage and shipping is usually required to get them to the right place. We ensure the right product turns up in the right place at the right time and at the lowest cost to our clients by applying a more sophisticated approach allowing us to plan ahead and improve margins.

Trading Models

We operate with a range of commodity trading models. The choice of model is driven by a range of factors including our clients broader business model (including size and complexity of their product flows relative to their overall industrial activity) and their risk appetite (e.g. some companies have minimal risk appetite and use commodity trading to hedge out as many risks as they can whilst others have high risk appetite and use commodity trading to enhance expected returns). As a company we understand that commodity trading is not only about margin improvement, but also risk management.

Commodity Trading Activities

We operate with a range of commodity trading models. The choice of model is driven by a range of factors including our clients broader business model (including size and complexity of their product flows relative to their overall industrial activity) and their risk appetite (e.g. some companies have minimal risk appetite and use commodity trading to hedge out as many risks as they can whilst others have high risk appetite and use commodity trading to enhance expected returns). As a company we understand that commodity trading is not only about margin improvement, but also risk management.

Commodity Trading Hubs

There are a number of commodity trading hubs around the world, including Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Dubai and Singapore. They offer critical access to a participant-network of companies working in the commodity sphere which allows business relationships to be built and transactions to be originated, and to the sophisticated financial and legal infrastructure required for trading. In addition, they act as a magnet for people with the specialist skills in commodity trading, and particularly the right education and global language skills that companies need. We foster relationships with players within these hubs creating a global network that aids our effective delivery of services to our clients.

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Commodity Research

Gartner Callaway Trading research team covers everything from technical indicators, weather forecasts to Daily Market Reports, on a restricted local and global client base distribution. Our continuous research helps us as a company and also helps our clients concentrate on their core competence be it precious metals, energy, base metals and agricultural products.

 Our propriety in-house research on fundamental data covering national, regional, global supply and demand gives us access to global market intelligence via our strategic global associates covering all precious metals, energy, base metals and agricultural products.

Client Risk Profiling and Trading Support

Gartner Callaway Trading acts purely as advisor and never as principal and thus does not have any conflict of interests with clients. This includes resources to identify and manage client commodity price management or hedging strategies, whether for processors or producers, objectively. The company continuously monitors client performance, against the agreed risk mandate, in the case of discretionary clients, and appropriate hedging strategies for the different categories of trade clients.

Client Administration and Technology Support

Gartner Callaway Trading clients can receive a daily portfolio report on their hedging, risk exposure, cash and margins. Further, all clients receive a monthly report on the valuation of their portfolio that includes the balance on all accounts and the current open positions. The company considers back office as the cornerstone of building market confidence in global commodity operations and it maintains an ongoing schedule for key staff training.

Compliance and Audit

The philosophy of Gartner Callaway Trading is to ensure total transparency between our company and our client, which is of paramount importance. We separate the function of compliance and trading. In addition, we have an independent Audit officer to ensure that we comply with regulatory requirements.