Since our entry into the collateral management industry, CMI has built an enviable reputation in the market because of our deep knowledge of the logistics and commodity value chains in Africa, as well as expertise in commodity management and storage infrastructure.
As part of the AFGRI Group, we have a 90-year plus solid track record in stock management. This is backed by the fact that we have more than 5 million tons of our own storage infrastructure, with a substantial balance sheet and an excellent reputation throughout Africa. This allows us to use our own intellectual property and highly-skilled employees to provide clients with trusted collateral management services.
CMI currently operate in 23 countries across Africa, with a head office in South Africa and a liaison office in Geneva. We will soon be adding another six countries to our footprint.
- Collateral management (CMA)
CMA is used by financiers to mitigate risk in STC financing transactions, as a risk mitigation control measure together with the rest of the loan security. CMA adds to the controls to ensure the risk behind a transaction falls within a financier’s risk appetite.
- Stock monitoring (SMA)
SMA is also used by financiers to mitigate risks, but provides less risk mitigation than CMA. The service relates more to tracking and reporting activity and movement of commodities at a specific location or between locations.
SMA covers source-to-destination monitoring throughout the logistics value chain, including land and sea movement.