WHO WE ARE
Gerald is one of the oldest and the world’s largest commodity trading company focused purely on the merchanting of non-ferrous, ferrous and precious metals, as well as related concentrates and raw materials.
For six decades, we have distinguished ourselves as the leading market specialists in the trading of all forms of refined metals and raw materials around the world. We take pride in our well-earned reputation as a dedicated and trusted partner to top-tier miners and processors, industrial consumers, and major financial institutions.
Headquartered in London, our foundation was in the United States; we operate trading hubs in Shanghai, Stamford, and Switzerland.
WHAT WE DO
At Gerald, we move metals and associated raw materials from source to end consumer. Our goal is to contribute to world trade and economic development in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Our worldwide customer and supplier base benefits from Gerald’s bespoke service model across the entire commodity value chain, including: sourcing, marketing, logistics and storage, hedging and risk management, and structured finance solutions.
We achieve this through our global footprint, conservative risk management culture, expert market intelligence, and deeply experienced and innovative trading desks. Gerald’s core merchanting business is complimented by our strength in building strategic relationships across the industry, allowing us to provide customers with access to a diverse and steady supply of resources.
ADVANCING A MORE SUSTAINABLE METALS TRADE
The metals we trade are essential for enhancing quality of life and advancing the global economy towards a more sustainable future. Our sustainability objectives are aligned with and contribute to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
We are pleased to present Gerald Group’s Inaugural Sustainability Report 2022.
To speak to one of our specialists, please get in touch with us:
Europe, & Africa
Gerald Group Limited (Headquarters)
Third Floor, One Strand
+ 44 (0) 20 3805 2000
Gerald Metals Sàrl
Rue de la Gare 29
+41 21 811 33 00
Gerald Metals LLC
750 Washington Blvd.
+1 (203) 609-8300
Gemsha Metals Co., Ltd.
3205, Citic Square
1168 Nanjing Road (West)
+ 86 21 5292 8989
For general inquiries please email: email@example.com
Insights and Articles
IMPROVED TRACEABILITY OF METALS OPENS UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH – COMMODITIES March 2023, At the Heart of Change. Page 14.
The Energy Transition is Shining a New Light on Metals - Commodities – Crafting the Transition, STSA – Special Edition, March 2022
Copper’s intrinsic characteristics are emerging more widely as the world moves to a more sustainable future
Alphamin’s Bisie: a smooth operator in the time of Corona
Gerald Group is one of the largest traders of tin concentrate globally. Our strategic partner, Alphamin Bisie Mining SA, an emerging industrial tin concentrate producer has introduced several measures to increase volumes at its Bisie tin mine in the DRC………
IMPACT INVESTING – Presentation by Frederic Lotti, Global Head of Investments, Gerald Group at Mining Indaba 2020
Gerald Group – Impact Investing
True to its core business for the past 60 years, Gerald Group is an established global trader of metals, a commodity that is becoming irreplaceable in a future of clean technology. The metals and mining industry has been around for half a million years, long before the oil and gas industry. Mining has always been intimately intertwined with human history. From early tools to currencies and spacecraft travelling beyond the solar system, the industry’s products have underpinned human civilisation and progress throughout history. Faced with a future where mass adoption of renewable power and electrification is the way forward, metals and mining will continue to play a crucial role in our world.
Gerald Group – Leveraging expertise and exploring new opportunities
As Extinction Rebellion protests disrupted the bustling tourist spot on Trafalgar Square last October, I met with management of commodity trader Gerald Group at their London office. Gerald Group, one of the world’s oldest commodity trading companies, with a global footprint from Stamford to Shanghai, has its origins as a copper merchant. With a trading philosophy embedded in its most valued employees from the days of founder Gerald Lennard, nearly six decades on, Gerald has evolved to become the largest independent, employee-owned metals merchant in the world.
The Group is actively exploring new opportunities leveraging on decades of experience, and investing in new metal merchant transactions, from prepayments to new mining projects. Gerald plays a vital role in ensuring that global industries have a steady supply of responsibly sourced raw materials. The Group sources, store, processes, and transports ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals, concentrates, and other raw materials, which are then consumed in our everyday lives in an infinite range of products.
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Collaborative expertise, driven, innovative
Gerald believes that the growing diversity of our employees and their experiences, talents and skills are critical to the success of our business. As a Group, and excluding our joint ventures and investment subsidiaries, Gerald currently has 227 employees, of whom forty percent comprise women professionals.
As a commodity trading company, we look for dynamic minds, tenacity, persistence and resilience. We value being open minded and focused on finding innovative solutions. We have hands-on, experienced professionals and specialists leading all functions, executing and working together with young and talented individuals who generate fresh and innovative ideas. We encourage learning and teamwork across our trading desks and global locations.
Our strategic focus is harnessed towards sharing market intelligence and satisfying the needs of all our business partners, including suppliers, traders, miners and customers across commodity markets. Gerald’smanaged approach to risk is a core component of our success and is embedded in our culture. Our business goals are also achieved by being disciplined, observing compliance and ensuring the interests of all parties.
Senior Operator / Trader Assistant
"Gerald’s flat organizational structure creates an environment where an individual’s exposure and impact is evident across various aspects of the business. At Gerald, if you are motivated and eager to learn, challenging tasks and responsibilities are provided from the beginning, where one can provide a vital impact on operational performance and quickly become a profit driving contributor."
Desk Head for Tin and Cobalt
“Gerald Group’s infrastructure and ability to effectively manage risk in challenging regions allows our traders, and of course the Group, to capitalise on opportunities. The Group is managed in a dynamic, calculated and highly considered manner, ensuring profitable and sustainable business for both the group and our partners.”
Desk Head - Iron Ore
“Gerald is a place which promotes all equalities, whether race, gender, age. Working at Gerald, you will reach your full potential, grow career wise, and as a person. The Iron Ore desk is always looking to cultivate young talent and fresh ideas, building on traditions of trust and responsibility, which we value greatly when we trade.”
Desk Head for Aluminium and Alumina
“I joined Gerald in 2007 after University. Having started in the treasury and finance functions, I quickly transitioned to the front office where I learned the ropes from my senior team members. I recently became Desk Head for Aluminium and Alumina. Gerald is a company that provides employees a depth of experience, rewards hard work and promotes creative ideas.”