From its beginnings in 1997 as an innovator and founding developer of the Forward Freight Agreement market, SSY Futures Ltd, our specialist in-house derivatives brokerage, has grown to cover not only freight but also iron ore, coking coal, and steels.

Derivatives are now a core part of Simpson Spence Young’s total business and form a key element of the added value we offer all group clients. We are represented on all the Baltic panels, are founder members of the Forward Freight Agreement Brokers Association, and are regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our global, round the clock presence is made possible by our fast growing offices in Singapore and New York.

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The Dry Cargo FFA broking operation is at the core of SSY Futures Ltd. With a team based in London and Singapore covering the markets from Asian opening to the Close of European trading hours.

Divided between the four main vessel sizes, (Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Handysize) whatever your requirements we have a specialist broker to assist you, supported by our consulting and research staff.

The Dry FFA broking team compile a series of daily market reports as well as frequent analysis including the SSY Monthly Barometers which look at the markets from both physical, fundamental and technical analysis perspectives.


Iron Ore Swaps are cash-settled derivatives, based on major indices and cleared through SGX Singapore and CME.

As Simpson Spence Young’s dry cargo brokers are at the heart of seaborne iron ore trade we are close to the pulse of physical market information. This, we believe, is vital in giving our clients the required edge needed for successful iron ore trading; this is supported by our daily report and monthly SSY Iron Ore Barometer.


SSY Futures are already established as a leading force in this rapidly developing market having transacted some of the largest trades to date. Our Coking Coal team work from Singapore and London and are an important part of the dry bulk department which includes Iron Ore and Steels.

Daily reports and market commentary are available.



SSY Futures are excited to be actively developing this rapidly growing sector. Our Steels broking is run from the London and New York offices and is closely integrated with our successful Iron Ore team.

Options are already forming an important part of the steel derivatives market and SSY are leading the way having broked the largest transactions to date.

As in other markets we publish daily price reports and incisive research material.


Again SSY Futures currently have one of the leading Options broking team in the FFA market. We are not only able to connect you to the leading market makers and liquidity suppliers but also advise you on your strategy and for beginners to the options market we offer one on one training.


SSY Futures Ltd is Authorised and Regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority