NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ:INTL), a diversified global financial services organization delivering execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and securities, today publicly released a preliminary agenda for the inaugural 2016 Food Industry Forum. Taking place July 19-21, 2016 at DePaul University in Chicago Il, this educational event will provide food industry professionals with the knowledge necessary to identify and manage commodity price risk, and thereby protect bottom line revenue.
Programming at the event will inform attendees on risk management fundamentals and commodity market outlooks, as all content is developed specifically to educate market leaders on how to protect margins. With the potential for high commodity price volatility always around the corner, industries with significant exposure to this volatility, such as the food and beverage industry, can benefit greatly from hedging strategies designed to mitigate any adverse impact while keeping profit margins up. Purchasing decision makers as well as senior management will come away with the knowledge and confidence to help their companies guard against volatility and drive profits. The Food Industry Forum is hosted by INTL FCStone Inc. and sponsored by CME Group and will be located at DePaul University, Chicago Il, in the DePaul Center: Student Center — Loop Campus.
Sessions of note include:
- Importance of Price Risk Management
- Introduction to Hedging with Futures
- Introduction to Commodity Options
- Ingredient Performance Strategies
- Introduction to OTC Swaps & Structures Products for the Food Industry
- Interest Rates & Currencies — Food Industry Application
- Energy Use in the Food Industry
- Global Economy: Impact on the Food Industry
- Covering Packaging Price Risk
Please visit http://intlfcstone.cvent.com/events/food-industry-forum to view a full updated agenda.
Richard Jelinek, Vice President, Global Education at the FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc., commented on today's news, "Nothing causes more disruption for the food industry than volatile ingredient prices. Despite this, many senior leaders in the food industry are unaware of the impact that commodity price volatility can have on their bottom line. At INTL FCStone Financial, we believe strongly in educating the marketplace on these issues, as in our opinion there has been a significant lack of available information on this critical topic for the food industry. At the Food Industry Forum, we will seek to provide attendees with information that they can utilize to manage that volatility in ways that will help them protect their profits."
INTL FCStone, through its subsidiaries, offers commodity risk management programs that help companies not only survive but also thrive in today's difficult commodity environment. The Company's risk management consultants have in-depth expertise in the supply and demand situations for specific commodities, access to an extensive proprietary database and detailed historical knowledge, and substantial experience in creating and using innovative risk-management tools.
Mr. Jelinek concluded, "Commodity price volatility can ruin even the best-laid plans and budgets. Contract for an input at the wrong time and it can set a company back for years — perhaps even jeopardize its existence. On the other hand, for firms that understand how to manage ingredient and input price risk, opportunities abound for protecting margins, outperforming competitors and improving the bottom line. That's exactly what the Food Industry Forum aims to help firms achieve."
About INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc., including its subsidiaries, is a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets. Our revenues are derived primarily from financial products and advisory services that fulfill our clients' real needs and provide bottom-line benefits to their businesses. We create added value for our clients by providing access to global financial markets using our industry and financial expertise, deep partner and network relationships, insight and guidance, and integrity and transparency. Our client-first approach engenders trust, and has enabled us to establish leadership positions in a number of complex fields in financial markets around the world.
Further information on INTL FCStone is available at www.intlfcstone.com.
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