Taming Commodity Risk: A Two-Tier Hedging Strategy

By Daniel M. Perkins, CTP
AFP Exchange, March 2010

Companies hedging commodity risk traditionally relied on procurement strategies such as fixed-price contracts, escalation clauses and inventory stockpiling to minimize the risk of price escalation. But with today’s volatile commodity pricing, procurement measures alone often are not enough. Meanwhile, the greater risk is forcing companies to step into the commodities markets for the first time, using derivatives instruments to further offset rising prices.

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Ashley PaterAshley Pater currently oversees marketing and account management activities for both potential and current clients. With over 7 years of experience, Ashley’s primary focus is increasing GTreasury’s brand awareness throughout the market place to preserve our position as liquidity masters. Ashley holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Marketing from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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