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Digital Inventory and Collateral Management

Digital Inventory and Collateral Management

Our purpose is to bring the benefits of digitisation to the commodities exchange market. In partnership with the world’s leading commodities exchanges, LME and the ICE, we created ICE Guardian and LMEsword, both market renowned software solutions.  These have been refined in nearly 10 years of operation and are now available as a modular solution called Sentinel.

Sentinel helps businesses involved in the management, financing and settlement of physical commodities, optimise risk and drive down operating costs, through automation of key processes.  It supports a multitude of business processes from the registering of assets using warehouse receipts, warrants or certificates, to the transfer of title which connects producers, storage companies, commodity owners, brokers and financing banks.  It has four core modules…

Digital inventory

Simplifies process around title transfer and depository management for physical commodities on and off exchange

Rent and grading

Automates many of the manual processes surrounding the physical delivery of commodities

Financing & collateralisation

Unlocks value in physical commodities for short term loans, repos and other structured financing

Settlement

Assures contract validity and automates allocation and physical delivery or cash settlement with real-time position tracking

How Sentinel is powering LMEshield

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Sentinel supports and enables lending against off warrant goods through the efficient secure creation of encrypted electronic receipts.  By immobilising paper Sentinel reduces the risk of fraud on financed material.  LME use this solution under the name LMEshield.  

Serving the commodities community for over 10 years