Monday 28 Nov. 2011

SFG Conference-Debate : Investing in soft commodities: be wise!


Investments in commodities have increased continuously in the recent years, but the positive impact expected on hunger and malnutrition is not there yet. Despite the fact that food production has never been higher, 30 to 40% of the world production is lost today, due to a lack of infrastructure. Some blame speculation, others the unwillingness of the states. Many actors are also pointing out the disproportion between financial transactions and the financing of concrete activities.


Price formation in financialized commodity markets- The role of information
David Bicchetti, Associate economic officer, Macroeconomic and development policies branch - UNCTAD/CNUCED

Panel discussion
Investing responsibly in soft commodities : utopia or reality ?
Ram Etwareea, Journalist at Le Temps - Economy section

- Nabil Marc Abdul-Massih, Portfolio manager - INOKS Capital
- Jeremy Baker, Commodities analyst – Vontobel
- David Bicchetti
- Chris Walker, Manager innovative finance - GAIN

Registration by email: (before Monday, November 21 2011)

Organized by:
SFG - Sustainable Finance Geneva Boulevard du Théâtre 4 1204 Genève Tel: + 41 22 849 19 13 (Monday and Thursday)

Access map

Auditorium BNP Paribas
Place de Hollande