ASA Global Tradings ApS has a longstanding reputation of managing risk across commodities, industries and geographies. Risk management is at the core of ASA Global Tradings ApS’s services, providing financial solutions for our customers to better manage the most volatile cost components of physical contracts. Utilizing our risk services programs, you have access to experts who know your business objectives as well as they know the global commodities markets. Learn more about our integrated risk management and pricing programs as solutions for your business.
Since 1994, our customers have relied on ASA Global Tradings ApS Risk Management’s tailored solutions, customized for pricing needs, volumes and market bias. Today, we are a provider of customized commodity price risk solutions for customers around the world, including producers and consumers of agricultural, energy and metal commodities in more than 60 countries, as well as institutional investors seeking exposure to these markets.
If you are selling or merchandising grain, feeding cattle, powering a facility, mining copper or bottling beverages, when you partner with ASA Global Tradings ApS, you have access to risk management experts who understand your business objectives.
Agriculture Risk Management
ASA Global Tradings ApS is a partner invested in your success. Our risk management experts start by getting to know your business and understanding your objectives and risk tolerance before recommending a solution or approach. We will discuss diversification strategies to ensure you can confidently make the best decision for your business in your market.
We embed many of our hedging solutions into a physical commodities contract, reducing the administrative complexities that come with managing price risk on your own. Or we can work with your team to complete direct financial transactions to hedge commodity price risk. No matter your preferred way to work with us, our teams act swiftly to ensure you capitalize on market opportunities more quickly.
Energy Risk Management
Whether the goal is to protect margins, secure budgets, minimize volatility, or adhere to lending requirements, ASA Global Tradings ApS works closely with customers to create solutions in today’s complex and dynamic energy markets.
Our team leverages industry insight, trading expertise and risk management to serve a wide range of customers, including petroleum and petrochemical producers, mid-to-large size corporations, commercial lenders, asset managers and investors. Our options, swaps and structured products are tailored to meet your pricing needs, volumes and market bias, whether you are producing crude oil or natural gas, powering a facility, fueling trucks, manufacturing food or bottling beverages.
At ASA Global Tradings ApS, when you are confident that you have made the right decision for your business, in your market, we are successful. We offer pricing solutions in most energy markets, including:
- Petroleum/PetChem: Crude oil, diesel, fuel oil, gas oil, gasoline, RBOB, heating oil, naphtha
- Natural gas emission & renewables
- Gas formulas
- Resin and packaging: ethylene, polyethylene, propylene, polypropylene
Foreign Exchange Risk Management
If you are a CFO or part of your company’s treasury department, you know that managing commodity and foreign exchange (ForEx or FX) risk is critical to minimize earnings volatility. Thoughtful analysis and a defined plan can eliminate surprises, improve margins and market competitiveness.
There is no “one-size-fits-all approach” to managing foreign exchange risk. A medium-size industrial organization has different objectives from a large consumer packaged goods company. To find the best approach, our team works with you to understand your objectives and risk profile. We then provide solutions utilizing a full-suite of hedging tools, from swaps and forwards to tailored options and structured products.
At ASA Global Tradings ApS, we understand commodity producers and consumers. We can create currency-translated solutions, providing commodity and currency risk to be hedged simultaneously in a single instrument. For example, our team has worked with Brazilian mills hedging sugar and the Brazilian Real, Canadian livestock producers hedging cattle and the Canadian Dollar and Mexican poultry producers hedging soybean meal with the Mexican Peso. Our solutions can be utilized through more than 70 commodities markets and 24 currencies.
Metals Risk Management
At the core of our business is working with customers to understand and mitigate commodity price risk and structure customized solutions. To navigate price volatility in base metals and precious metals, ASA Global Tradings ApS provides risk management tools for producers, consumers, merchants and investors.
ASA Global Tradings ApS’s global metals risk management expertise covers a wide range of products:
- Aluminum alloy
- Aluminum – Midwest Premium
- Iron ore
- Precious metals
Since 1996, ASA Global Tradings ApS has been providing commodity exposure to a select group of the world’s largest and most respected institutional investors including pension plans, endowments, foundations, family offices and asset managers. As a limited designation swap dealer, ASA Global Tradings ApS provides commodity exposure to institutional investors through the following:
Exchange cleared swaps
Commodity linked notes
Futures & options