Agricultural Investments

April 22, 18:39 Source: APK-Inform Views: 72

Barclays Plans to Exit Most Worldwide Commodities Activities

Barclays Plc is joining banks from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to Morgan Stanley and is withdrawing from the majority of its global commodities activities as commodity revenues at the ten largest banks fell 18% in 2013.  The refocused business will emphasize electronic trading.  The Standard & Poor’s GSCI rating of 24 commodities posted its worst year in five in 2013 as corn, Arabica coffee and wheat all fell a minimum of 20%, and commodity-related assets under management shrank by about $100 billion or 25% of the total held at the year’s start.  Barclays also halted speculative agricultural trading last year for reputational purposes.

 

Source: globalaginvesting.com

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