Our Over the Counter (OTC) products can help producers and end-users construct their hedge programs using exchange-traded futures and options. However, to the extent that exchange-traded products have standardized specifications, they may not lend themselves to a customized strategy.
This is where our OTC products come into play. Our OTC Structured Products and OTC Vanilla Options are tailored to meet our customer’s specific needs. INTL FCStone Markets, LLC's (IFM) OTC products offer flexibility. Quality, quantity, geographic location, tenors, delivery expiry, termination or unwind, and other contract terms are customized and range across varied risk profiles to match our client’s objectives.
IFM’s OTC Structured Products are capable of addressing the following hedging concerns:
- Trending Markets
- End of Trend
- Range-bound markets
- Anticipation of steady to higher/steady to lower trends
For clients who prefer OTC Vanilla Options, such products have the capability of offering a wider range of protection and payouts than generic Vanilla Contracts. Much like our OTC Structured Products, our OTC Vanilla Options are customized to fit a client’s hedging needs.
IFM’s OTC Vanilla Option solutions are capable of addressing the following hedging concerns:
- Higher than desired margins
- Complicated current hedging solutions
- Existing hedge does not manage current market exposure
Swaps and FX Forwards are also available for a client’s hedging needs.
The effective use of OTC Structured Products and OTC Vanilla Options requires a thorough understanding of how the structures are created and implemented. We are committed to educating our consultants who, in turn, stand ready to meet our customers’ needs.
Our high caliber expertise in portfolio construction lends itself to successfully developing a customized hedging program. Our experienced team analyzes a client’s entire risk profile, combined with the client’s initial hedging target, in order to locate potential risks in areas the client may not have initially considered. We will assist you in building a comprehensive risk management strategy to help reduce market exposure.
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