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RCMA defies commodity rout, expands into energy

Taking disciplined approach to risk and diversifying away from natural rubber look to have paid off.

In 2010, Mr Pardey (above), together with former colleagues at global trading giant Cargill bought over RCMA from veteran rubber trader Oei Hong Bie. In the years since, it has diversified into coffee, sugar and cotton in quick succession.

EVEN as commodity producers and traders batten down the hatches and sell off businesses to tide through the difficult commodity environment, Singapore-based RCMA Group is expanding, and on the prowl for good assets to pick up.

The company, which trades over US$1 billion worth of rubber,...

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