CACEIS is pooling its resources and expertise with those of SIGMA TERME – the former subsidiary of the leading French agricultural cooperative group, INVIVO – to offer a comprehensive range of execution and clearing services for agricultural commodities, thus demonstrating its European development objectives.
This merger brings both the financial strength, and the execution and clearing experience of CACEIS, together with the expertise of SIGMA TERME, a leading broker on the global agricultural futures markets.
Since November 2016, CACEIS has been offering agro-industrial clients a comprehensive range of services to execute their hedging transactions on agricultural commodities futures markets. CACEIS is targeting the agricultural sector as a whole in France as well as in Europe: farmers, cooperatives, trading companies, exporters, manu-facturers, processors, agribusinesses, etc.
Why has an asset servicer such as CACEIS decided to expand into this area of activity?
“As a subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group, historically the bank of the agricultural sector in France, CACEIS has seized the opportunity of partnering with Sigma Terme to develop a long-term commitment to professional agribusiness clients”, explains Hubert Montcoudiol, Head of Prime Fund Solutions at CACEIS. “The agreement with INVIVO makes CACEIS a leading global player in the execution and clearing of agricultural commodities, and enables it to better and more efficiently serve the needs of its clients. CACEIS offers its agri-business clients a full service package where they can access all our group’s financial services”, adds Hubert Montcoudiol.
This new offering is an integral part of CACEIS’s range of multi-asset clearing services for listed and OTC derivatives, one of the central elements of its “From Execution to Custody” model.
This is based on the automation of post-trade services, which enables CACEIS to offer its clients greater simplicity, process optimisation, higher efficiency and improved control of costs. CACEIS stands out from other market service providers because of its own risk profile, since the risk involved is that of an asset servicer. As a result, clients enjoy a high level of security.
To better serve its agricultural clients, CACEIS has decided to set up, within its Sales Division, a specialised Commodities Department with responsibility for the Execution-to-Clearing of agricultural commodities, headed up by Jean-Loïc Bégué-Turon.