PRESS RELEASE: SP Advisors and INTL FCStone Organize Tour for Ukrainian companies of the Largest Agricultural Firms in Illinois, U.S.

August 20, 2016. Chicago, USA. SP Advisors and INTL FCStone jointly organized a unique trip for Ukrainian companies designed to introduce and promote a transfer of knowledge between the largest agricultural companies in Illinois and Ukraine. The trip was held on August 17-19, 2016.

The trip's participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with US-based agricultural producers and processors and learn about new grain cultivation technologies and best practices in commodity risk management methods. As part of the trip to Champaign, Illinois, the participants visited the region's largest agricultural enterprises, including Alliance Grain, Premier Cooperative, Topflight Grain Cooperative, and One Earth Energy.  

The highlight of the trip was a visit to the world's largest commodity and currency exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade. The guests had the opportunity to observe the trading process, the settlement of contracts, and the process of hedging risks, as well as speak directly with market traders.

About SP Advisors
SP Advisors is a full-service investment house focused on advisory, asset management, and merchant banking, operating in Ukraine, Georgia, and Eastern Europe. Established in 2011, we have assembled a veteran management and corporate advisory team with experience in the Eastern European investment space. The SP Advisors team offers a one-stop shop for equity and debt instruments, as well as corporate finance advisory.

About INTL FCStone
INTL FCStone is a financial services firm, with a consulting wing focused on risk management for commodity, currency, and bond markets. The company has representative offices in more than 100 countries worldwide. In 2012, the company held 30th place on the Fortune 500 list of the largest corporations in the United States.