BWF: number of firms participating gradually grows


Black Sea Wheat futures contract (BWF) traded 1600 lots yesterday (80,000 tonnes), across May, Sep, and Nov 18. The number of firms participating in the contract continues to grow, and open interest has reached 6010 lots (4570 lots in Sep 18). 

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On April 17, 2018 INTL FCStone and CME Group will hold a Risk Management workshop “Hedging Strategies to Protect Price Risk and GAFTA contracts” within the XV International Conference “Black Sea Grain-2018”.

The purpose of the course is to dig deeper into the strategies commercial firms can use to protect their price risk. The workshop is more for beginner to intermediate level understanding and will go into futures, options, and OTC strategies that can be utilized for Black Sea participants.  The course will also fully discuss the new CME PLATTS contracts available for use to manage Black Sea Price risk.

The course is aimed to increase the level of expertise in crucial issues related to the execution of GAFTA contracts starting from the date of signing until payment is received.

The workshop provides a detailed analysis of the most common mistakes of the parties, the consequences of non-fulfillment of the contract, as well as dispute resolution, considering peculiarities of trade in Black Sea region market.

During this course, participants will receive answers to numerous practical issues, which they face in their everyday work with contracts.

Workshop Agenda and registration are available here.

XV Jubilee International Conference “Black Sea Grain: Moving Up the Value Chain” will take place on April 18-19, 2018 in InterContinental hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.

Organizer – consulting agency UkrAgroConsult.

150+ companies from 35 countries already registered to take part.


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