Syndicated financing of commodity
traders ("Structured Trade
Finance")

UBS offers customized, syndicated commodity trade financings for companies internationally active in commodity trading. We structure, arrange and syndicate commodity trade financings or participate in syndicated loans for borrowers domiciled in Switzerland and selectively in foreign countries. These short to medium-term facilities allow the financing of the purchase, storage and sale of commodities such as crude oil, gas, metals, agricultural and other soft commodities as well as to deposit additional money related to margin calls in connection with hedging instruments (e.g. futures).

In the case of committed credit facilities, the so-called borrowing base is often used as a calculation and monitoring instrument. This overview, updated regularly by the borrower, is used as the basis for the lending limit of the credit facility and includes a renewable pool of short-term securities such as receivables and liquid commodity inventories.