The only commodities and industrial metals Club, FARO is an indispensable advisory for commodity buyers.
Networking, exchange, information and cross-fertilization: these are the keywords that sum up what our Club is all about.
Constantly updated business intelligence keeps operators in the loop, offering personal and professional growth opportunities.
Join the FARO network. In 11 years of activity we now have 1 500 subscribers: entrepreneurs, directors, company supply-chain and procurement managers, processors, dealers and end-users of non-ferrous metals and steel as well as operators in the energy, food and green-economy sectors.
Reap the benefits of in-depth exchange: 150 people attend our events to gain in-depth updates on best-in-class Italian industrial firms at the cutting edge for innovation, research and quality. They also come for the opportunity to network, exchange views thanks to the exclusive team work debates and develop business relations.
What we do
FARO provides new perspectives, industry insights and market trends through the prism of commodities and economic analysis.
FARO meetings are held 3 times a year in key industrial locations. The format of Round Tables and Conferences with world-renowned economists and financial market and supply-chain specialists makes each venue an invaluable opportunity to exchange views and debate with acknowledged sector experts on the best business decisions to make in the light of the latest market trends.
Entrepreneurs, supply-chain managers and buyers wanting to stay in the loop and gain essential professional insights into their business markets.
FARO is the only commodities and metals Club with a Scientific Committee made up of both industrial-metals producers and processors and financial analysts, who together develop in-depth analyses and matching assessments. As a result, FARO can offer operators business intelligence and consultancy on contingent issues and financial instruments, with tailor-made solutions to fit each Client’s particular needs.
Our goal: to provide the best market analysis on which to base the most effective and competitive procurement strategies.
We hold 3 main two-day meetings a year, hosted by best-in-class international industrial partners.
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »