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 nearly 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 is in the United States; we operate trading hubs in Shanghai, Stamford, and Switzerland.
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.
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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 traderGerald 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.