FCStone Merchant Services, LLC trades in a variety of physical commodities including various agricultural oils, animal fats, grains and feed ingredients, coffee, cocoa, cotton and lumber. We offer customers efficient off-take or supply services, as well as logistics management. Through these trading activities, the Company has the ability to offer complex hedging structures as part of each physical contract to provide customers with enhanced price-risk mitigation. We operate a commodity financing and facilitation business that provides working capital loans to commercial commodity-related companies against physical inventories, including soft commodities, grain and feed ingredients, lumber, meats, energy products and renewable fuels.
Our customers include a wide variety of commercial entities globally, such as small- and medium-sized producers, traders, grain elevators, producers of ethanol and biodiesel products, soft commodity and grain and feed merchandising entities, importers, exporters, and some of our commercial risk-management customers.