Perret Associates has been involved in the dry freight market since 1995. Mr Perret was responsible for chartering physical vessels as a grain and freight trader with Louis Dreyfus Negoce in Paris between 1995 and 2000.

He extended his exposure and knowledge to freight derivatives between 2000 and 2005 as a coal and freight trader with RWE Trading in London. Mr Perret was instrumental in the shift of the business model of asset based utilities from purchasing coal on a delivered Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp basis to buying coal Free on Board at exporting countries. Gradually, Europeans started to take control of their logistics by mid 2000, which also implied the use of freight derivatives as a risk management tool.

Perret Associates has since developed further its activities in the freight market via its daily, weekly and yearly Market Analysis and Forecasts as well as dedicated freight Reports. Perret also provides in house Consultancy in freight, logistics and risk management.