The commodity markets present unique challenges such as non-homogeneity of product, physical versus paper product, delivery location and liquidity issues. The sector enjoyed an unprecedented bull run at the beginning of the decade, and suffered a sharp pull-back as a consequence of the global financial crisis. Understand the structural readjustments taking place and be best positioned to profit from changes in commodity trading behaviour. This course seeks to clarify the primary influences on the major commodity sectors and equip participants with tools to assess the risk inherent in commodity related strategies. This intensive course covers important topics in the commodity sector, from hedging techniques and investment strategies, through to loan structuring.