Founded in 1999, CIH provides education and consulting services to hundreds of clients throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and South East Asia. The company was co-founded by Gordon Malarkey and current President, Perry Iverson. It is headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago, across from the Chicago Board of Trade, and employs 50 people.
The company provides comprehensive margin management services to producers in various industries, including milk, hog, beef and crop. CIH also provides price risk management to importers/exporters, physical traders and end users. Through a unique combination of educational seminars, software and consultation, CIH provides clients with the critical information, tools and skills needed to make better marketing decisions. Widely recognized as a leader in margin management services, experts from CIH are regularly called upon to speak at conventions, corporate functions, and as expert advisors for agriculture-related media.
After spending over a combined 25 years in the commodities industry, the company’s co-founders witnessed, first-hand the problems caused by subjective, commission driven trading. At the time the vast majority of producers and buyers were not managing margins or price risk. Many were exposing their operations to unnecessary risk, while missing opportunities to protect favorable margins or prices. This combination of subjective, commission driven trading decisions and under-informed clients often resulted in frustration and losses for producers and buyers. The agricultural community clearly needed a new kind of company, one whose primary mission is to educate producers and buyers looking to take control of their bottom line by making better decisions.
That company is CIH. It is a unique company because it requests every client to attend regularly scheduled weekly phone calls dedicated to reviewing their operation and its risks and objectives. Favoring team-generated, objective research, CIH’s consultants present clients with detailed analysis, offer a historical perspective on current markets and work with them to fully explore all available strategies. The result is a highly informed client base, that takes control of their decision making process. This team-oriented approach has resulted in the company achieving extremely high retention rates among both clients and employees. And it has lead to significant growth throughout the company’s history.
Since our founding, CIH has conducted thousands of consulting calls, face-to-face meetings and seminars, and created countless industry-specific reports. It has also helped clients in various industries successfully navigate volatile periods, including both highly favorable and unfavorable markets. The company leverages its experience and vast knowledge base to continuously upgrade products and services, as the times and technology change. Its mission remains, as it has from inception, to help clients effectively manage margins, and secure profitable operations over the long term.
To discover how CIH can help your company manage your margins or risk call us now at 1.800.241.5498. Or email a question or comment below.
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