About

Partner with experienced traders for expert advice

The Concept

Inside Out Advisors Ltd is a boutique commodities trading and risk management advisory group specialising in metals and energy markets. Our unrivalled expertise in commodities markets and access to an extensive network allows us to deliver practical advice to our consulting clients across multiple disciplines and commodity sectors. Our services are tailored to our clients’ requirements to deliver a comprehensive package from design to implementation of business plans and processes.

Commodity prices are notoriously volatile and constant changes in global demand and supply have deep implications for consumers, producers and traders. Global macro flows and correlation between risk assets can distort prices from fundamentals opening up multiple opportunities in both the long and short term. The rate of technological advance has lowered the barriers to entry but has been unable to offset the accelerating costs due to the increasing regulatory complexity and surge in environmental awareness. It is critical to design and implement any commodity growth strategy by fully understanding long term implications on all parts of the business.

We consult with our clients to build successful organisations which manage risk, control costs and have the knowledge to capitalise on market opportunities. Our commitment is to work alongside you and solve the most difficult challenges while capturing the greatest return.

Who are our clients?

  • Commodity Producers
  • Physical Traders
  • Financial Institutions
  • Consumers
  • Regulators
  • Utilities
  • Sovereigns, Central Banks, NOCs
  • Refiners/Transformers
  • Financial Traders

Why work with us?

Outstanding Track Record

The principals at IOA have operated at senior levels within world-leading commodity trading institutions. They have a track record of consistently producing outstanding business performance, adaptive and transformational thinking, and are highly recommended by some of the most respected leaders within the City.

More than 55 years of Combined Experience

Gained at major global City institutions at the most senior level witnessing two Gulf Wars, the Asian crisis of 1998, the Russian crisis of the late 1990’s, the commodities super-cycle, & the Great Recession from 2008.

Comprehensive Product Knowledge

Hands–on experience of the full range of derivative, lending, and physical products with global clients along all parts of the supply chain.

Breadth of Asset Classes

Global Crude Oils, Refined Petroleum Products, Freight, Carbon, Coal, Base Metals, Precious Metals, PGMs, & Commodity Index Products.

Vast Industry Network, Connections, and Reputation

Extensive & mature connections around the financial markets, the major clients along the supply chains, with superior reputations that are highly respected.

Janelle Matharoo

Former Managing Director Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading at ICBC Standard Bank Plc for 10 years. One of the principal members of the Global Commodities Management Team and the Global Markets Management Team. Prior to this he was in the same role at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. He started his career at Bankers Trust in 1987 as a graduate and was Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading and Equity Index Derivatives at the time of its takeover by Deutsche Bank. In all he has nearly 30 years of experience in this industry.

Amrik Sandhu

Former Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Head of EMEA Commodities, Global Head of Metals and Co-Head of Institutional Investor business. Served on the European Operating and Management Committees, the EMEA Risk Committee, and Global Commodities Management Committee. Prior to this he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank before moving to Bank of America where he was in charge globally of the Metals Business. His career started at industry leader Bankers Trust more than 26 years ago.

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