Commodity Specialists Company: The Agricultural Commodity Experts

CSC Arbitrage Group

CSC Arbitrage Group

CSC Arbitrage Group


CSC Arbitrage Group is focused on two primary businesses: we design and manage customer hedging strategies for clients and we are a designated market maker/liquidity provider for certain agricultural futures exchange products. CSC Arbitrage is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor that is directly connected to exchanges in North America and Europe that offer trading in agricultural markets. We have experience in trading food and agriculture markets that are characterized by lower levels of market liquidity and other potential nuances that require specialized expertise.


CSC Arbitrage Group was formed in 2008 to trade futures and options and Kent Horsager was named its President. Mr. Horsager has been actively involved in trading U.S., Canadian, European, Asian and South American futures and options markets since 1984. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics in March, 1984, Mr. Horsager worked for Cargill, Inc. in the international multi-seed processing group, then went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of California, Davis with a focus on futures, options and hedging. Mr. Horsager was elected to the board of directors of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange in 1991 and served as its chairman from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Horsager was named president and chief executive officer of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange and served in that capacity from June, 2000 to July, 2005. He has also served on the board of directors and executive committee of the National Futures Association and a number of other industry related boards and committees.


The hedging strategies available through CSC Arbitrage Group are linked to a Commodity Specialist Company cash contract and designed to help customize and improve a client’s pricing and hedging choices. The group also has extensive modeling and expertise that can help clients identify appropriate risk management programs that add value to the client’s business.


Please feel free to contact CSC Arbitrage Group if you have special pricing or risk management needs.

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