The core approach of our energy trading desk is to mitigate risk, whilst maximising profits. Most trades occur over-the-counter but the team also deals with the large brokerage firms to purchase from the main European exchanges.
In this volatile market, it is important to have an effective procurement strategy. Our team ensures that to achieve this, we have access to real-time information about a wide range of factors including prices of key commodities. It is imperative that our team understands the speculative activity, global events and demand and supply dynamics which all affect the trades.
We carefully manage counterparty risk when trading, which requires all counterparties to undergo a compliance process that includes credit reviews before opening the account. Once the team opens a buyer account, the team will review the buyer’s position to measure and monitor the buyer’s requirements.
The energy desk trades the following -:
- Natural Gas