ED&F Man

In 1783, with the City of London at the heart of global merchanting, the sugar broker and barrel maker James Man spotted a business opportunity: within a year, he had secured the exclusive contract to supply rum to the British Navy. More than 230 years later, with the City now at the centre of global finance, the employees of the same company founded by James Man still trade in sugar, molasses and coffee. Now called ED&F Man, we have 6,000 people in around 60 countries, where we source, sell and ship agricultural commodities around the globe.ED&F Man is a specialist merchant of agricultural commodities, trading specifically in sugar, molasses and coffee. In addition, we act as broker to clients who need to access commodity and capital markets to hedge their risk.