INTL FCStone Inc. announced on 6 June the addition of Chad Trewick to its subsidiary FCStone, LLC’s coffee risk management team. In his new role, Trewick will be providing risk-management tools to specialty coffee roasters. “Understanding and being able to educate the coffee industry about these financial tools in ways that clearly illustrate the opportunities to bolster our resilience to the coffee market’s volatility has incredible potential to benefit our entire value chain – from farmers to roasters,” said Trewick in a statement. “As an industry, we understand more and more the growing dependence on the supply end of our value chain and that has highlighted the coffee industry’s vulnerability to not only the market, but also to disasters like the roya outbreak, food insecurity, and competing livelihood opportunities.” Trewick has worked for over 20 years in the coffee industry, working with a wide range of stakeholders, from the coffee farm to cupping room to boardroom. Under his leadership, Caribou Coffee achieved 100 per cent Rainforest Alliance certification in 2011. He is currently serving his second term on the SCAA’s board of directors and is the liaison to its Sustainability Council. “Chad’s addition to the team provides our customers with access to a wealth of experience in the coffee industry and enables INTL FCStone to reach the coffee roaster industry with the financial tools that can provide stability in a very volatile marketplace,” said Oscar Schaps, President, Latin America for INTL FCStone in a statement. INTL FCStone is a financial services organisation that provides financial products and advisory and execution services to help its clients access market liquidity, maximize profits and manage risk.