INTL FCStone Inc.

June 21, 2016 08:00 ET

INTL FCStone Inc. Adds Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, to Speaker Lineup for Food Industry Forum

Speaker Roster to Include Industry Heavyweights Dan Gramza, Gramza Capital Management, and David Hightower, the Hightower Report

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2016) - INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ: INTL), which through its subsidiaries offers diversified global financial services delivering execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies, and securities, today announced the addition of Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, to the speaker lineup for the Food Industry Forum event on July 19-21 in Chicago, IL. Suderman joins a distinguished group of speakers at the event including Dan Gramza of Gramza Capital Management and David Hightower of the Hightower Report, in addition to other experts who will address key market outlooks for major food and beverage industry ingredients and inputs, as well as commodity price risk management strategies.

Mr. Suderman will leverage his insight and expertise to educate attendees on a "Review of Food Industry Risk Management Practices," a session that will take place on Wednesday, July 20 at 3:20pm CDT. Additionally, he joins a panel of industry experts titled, "Comparative Hedging Discussion: Exchange-traded, OTC & Non-Traditional," on Thursday, July 21 at 3:15pm CDT. Suderman will provide food industry professionals with outlooks for major ingredients and inputs, and will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to identify and manage commodity price risk, and thereby protect bottom line revenue.

As Chief Commodities Economist for the FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial, Suderman leads a team that develops daily and long-lead analysis for the Company's trading staff and clients in the commodities sector. He brings together supply and demand fundamentals and macro-market money flow dynamics to assess market conditions and to provide unique, world-class market intelligence. For 18 years, Suderman has analyzed the commodity markets to provide the foundation for strategic decision-making and tactical market moves by identifying the global trends, both agricultural and external, that are likely to shape the markets.

Suderman commented, "I am proud to have the opportunity to educate food industry professionals about risk management fundamentals and commodity market outlooks at the Food Industry Forum. Educating market leaders on these topics is especially critical given the food and beverage industry's significant exposure to high commodity price volatility. During my presentation, I will seek to inform attendees on current trends in the commodities markets, so that they may guard against volatility and drive profits."

Dan Gramza, President of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. will also offer the Food Industry Forum his unique insights and invaluable knowledge. Gramza will educate food industry professionals on "Technical Analysis for the Food Industry," on Wednesday, July 20 at 4:00pm CDT. Specifically, he will provide background information on technical analysis, including a sampling of tools and terminology as they pertain to the food and beverage industry, as well as applications for ingredient and input buyers. Gramza develops and presents public and private courses worldwide focusing on technical analysis, options trading strategies, stock and futures industry fundamentals, and more. He is an adjunct instructor for the CME Group, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, the Chicago Stock Exchange, DePaul University, and more.

David Hightower, Founding Principal of The Hightower Report, will provide a market outlook for oilseed products on Thursday, July 21 at 2:00pm CDT, and will join Suderman and other professionals on the "Comparative Hedging Discussion" panel on July 21. As a Founding Principal of the Hightower Report, he analyzes the energy, metal, index, currency and bond markets daily. He has over 30 years of experience in the commodity and financial futures industry. Hightower has worked with regulatory agencies, exchanges and other industry players on a wide variety of research and trading projects. He also regularly educates commercial traders in basic and advanced hedging techniques.

Programming at the event will inform attendees on commodity market outlooks and risk management fundamentals, and all content is developed specifically to educate market leaders on how to protect margins. Purchasing decision makers as well as senior management will come away with critical knowledge of commodity outlooks, as well as the information necessary to help their companies guard against volatility and drive profits. The Food Industry Forum is hosted by INTL FCStone Inc. and sponsored by CME Group & Thomson Reuters and will be located at DePaul University, Chicago IL, in the DePaul Center: Student Center - Loop Campus.

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About INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc., including its subsidiaries, is a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets. Our revenues are derived primarily from financial products and advisory services that fulfill our clients' real needs and provide bottom-line benefits to their businesses. We create added value for our clients by providing access to global financial markets using our industry and financial expertise, deep partner and network relationships, insight and guidance, and integrity and transparency. Our client-first approach engenders trust, and has enabled us to establish leadership positions in a number of complex fields in financial markets around the world.

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