FIS helped create the market in iron ore futures, working with counterparts to develop the contract, brokering the first trade in 2008 and enjoying consistently strong market share. As a result, FIS has been named number one iron ore broker for seven years running by SGXAsiaClear, making us the natural leader and well positioned to capitalise on future growth.

Global seaborne iron ore trade in 2017 hit a total volume of 1.6bn tonnes, with China importing around 812m tonnes, metrics which have made it the world’s fastest-growing commodity derivatives contract. Prices have also been volatile with highs and lows of $94.50 and $47.90 in the last 12 months, creating significant trading opportunities for funds, banks, miners and traders, with strong growth on offshore exchanges.

Our expertise in the iron ore options market positions FIS to bring more sophisticated trading techniques to the Chinese domestic market as well as offering arbitrage opportunities between USD and RMB markets.

Leveraging its Asia office network and local expertise, FIS has identified opportunities to expand the iron ore futures and options markets for Chinese and International clients through partnerships that expand the role of clearing and financial services.

FFAS

FFAS

FFAs offer owners, charterers and traders a means of protecting themselves against the inherent volatility of the freight market.
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Iron Ore

Iron Ore

Iron ore futures have emerged as the leading instrument for hedging and risk management for producers and consumers alike.
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Coking Coal

Coking Coal

Freight and iron ore options are used to provide a means of hedging that is closely related to physical positions.
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Steel & Scrap

Steel & Scrap

An indispensable building block of the global economy, changes in the steel market have driven demand for risk management.
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Base Metals & Premiums

Base Metals & Premiums

FIS has expanded its metals market coverage to include the most liquid copper and aluminium premium contracts on CME.
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Fuel Oil

Fuel Oil

Consumers, suppliers and traders can use Fuel Oil Futures to cheaply and simply fix the price of their future bunker fuel needs.
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Fertilizers

Fertilizers

Fertilizer Futures provide a risk management tool which can be traded standalone or combined with freight and other commodities.
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Physical Shipping

Physical Shipping

FIS offers a range of services for clients requiring a bespoke approach to their raw material and shipping requirements.
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