Broking services


SSY Futures, the commodities arm of SSY, is one of the world’s leading specialists in executing freight and commodity futures and options with dedicated offices in London, Singapore, Dubai and Stamford CT, ensuring a global reach.

Initially specialising in the freight markets, today we have grown laterally into iron ore, coking coal, steels, base metals, battery materials, carbon and agricultural derivatives.

We transact quickly and fairly to ensure customers have access to the best available pricing. Our broking teams are highly experienced and are subject to an ongoing compliant training regime.

Our customer base is global and extensive including:

  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Investment Funds
  • Commodity Trading Houses
  • Mining Companies
  • Energy Providers
  • Ship Owners/Operators
  • Logistics Specialists

SSY Futures Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom and registered in the United States with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).


SSY Futures has been at the heart of the Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) market since its inception. Our global team ensure complete market coverage.

With an extensive client base covering the full range of market participants including shipowner/operators, charterers and physical and financial traders, our core skill is accessing volume and liquidity to provide a precise and rapid execution service.

Our Dry Cargo desk covers all the main vessel sizes; Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Handysize. We also offer a specialist broking service for LNG FFA's

Bulk Commodities

Informed by SSY’s global position as a leading Dry Cargo broker, it was a natural step for SSY Futures to expand into Bulk Commodities.

Today, we are a leading futures broker in iron ore, coking coal and steels and have been at the forefront of the options market since inception.

Based in London, Singapore, Dubai and Stamford CT, we offer global coverage and rapid access to volume and liquidity. Often transacting deals significantly above the normal market size and regularly assisting our customers in building complex package deals and strategies.

Base Metals & Delivery Premiums

As a pure execution service provider in base metals, SSY Futures can access liquidity and give up trades to LMEClear via an agency arrangement or by named give-up. Our fast growing presence in this sector evidences our proven ability. We also arrange base metals trades via other exchanges including Nymex.

Delivery premiums are charged for making or taking delivery of LME metals in their global network of warehouses. SSY Futures are also a leading broker in this small but important niche market.

Battery Materials

The growth in electric vehicle demand has seen an increase in volatility in the underlying market for battery materials. SSY Futures is providing in depth market access to help its clients manage price exposure with best in class execution. From Lithium to Cobalt, we provide strategic insights and seamless execution on all derivatives.


The SSY Futures carbon desk is at the hub of a group wide carbon service. It draws on data and research resources from within SSY and our strategic partners.

This enables our customers to reliably estimate their carbon requirements and source both EU and other compliance systems as well as voluntary offsets efficiently and competitively.

Accessing both futures and options and physical spot markets, we offer a perfect solution to procure, accumulate and warehouse carbon certificates, manage risk and maximize cashflow efficiencies. Assisting clients who wish to hedge their future exposures as well as transacting in the physical markets.

Our customer base is drawn from our extensive relationships within the global freight and commodity markets as well as the existing traders in this already long-established market.

Agricultural Derivatives

Specialising in grains, oil seeds and soft commodities, our dedicated Agricultural derivatives sales and execution desk specialise in bringing wholesale liquidity in futures, options, liquidity swaps and OTC contracts. They also have a track record of developing new Agricultural listed derivatives products working closely with clients, price reporting agencies and exchanges.

"With highly experienced broking teams, strategically located around the world and an extensive commodities portfolio, SSY continues to be a market leader in the Derivatives space."

Jamie Pearce - Partner & Global Head of Derivatives, SSY

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