What we do

OCIM operates through a holding company providing resources and finance to the group and operational subsidiaries acting as business units.

Holding Company

OCIM group is owned and managed by OCIM Finance which acts as a holding company and provides resources and finance to its dedicated subsidiaries.

OCIM Finance is fully owned by the Mathiot family and is managed by third-generation family member Laurent Mathiot, who serves as group Chairman and CEO.

Beyond controlling its subsidiaries, OCIM Finance engages in active management of its financial assets and corporate treasury.

Metals & Mining

OCIM Metals & Mining SA («OMM») is a metals merchant and financier focused on gold, silver and platinum grade metals, with teams in Paris, Geneva and Toronto.

As a merchant, OMM trades metals worldwide across the mining value chains :

Buying from producers, refiners, and wholesalers and on the financial markets.
Selling to end users, private and institutional investors and on the financial markets.

Excellence in purchasing metals from producers is at the core of the value creation of OMM’s business model.

OMM has derived specific strategies, including offtakes and prepayments to producers, which allows all parties to benefit from a transaction : producers may obtain fast, straightforward and non-dilutive funding for working capital purposes and OMM is in a position to purchase metals at a financing discount from the market prices.

This mutually beneficial proposition allows parties to build long term business relationships.

OMM delegates its financial markets risk-management to affiliated company Electrum SA, hence focusing on its core expertise in the Metals & Mining value chains.

As a rule, OMM does not take directional bets on the future evolution of metals prices: its objective is to achieve sustainable profitability in all market scenarios, bullish or bearish.

As a financier, OMM has the capacity to provide funding through a variety of debt and structured trade finance instruments:

Operating under the guiding philosophy of providing win-win solutions to all parties, OMM strives to be flexible and creative in order to optimize transactions on a customized basis, while also providing swift execution and funding once a Term Sheet or LOI is signed.

Financial Markets

Electrum SA is an affiliated Swiss company, with a team based in Paris and Geneva, providing to OCIM a proprietary trading expertise to support the group activities, mostly for hedging and risk management purposes.

Electrum actively trades on listed and OTC markets via a growing network of banks and brokers, using sophisticated proprietary strategies and derivatives instruments such as futures, forwards and options.

Focus is on Metals, Commodities and Forex Markets with a constant monitoring and evaluation of opportunities to optimize dynamic hedging strategies.

Hedging strategies are geared towards providing both downside protection and upside participation to the volatile price moves of the underlying markets.

Electrum also manages a trading book for its own account with the objective of delivering optimal risk-adjusted returns, under strict capital allocation and risk management rules, with a quarterly third-party review by a Swiss regulated auditor.

For more information about electrum : electrum-trading.com