INTL FCStone and CME Group invite you for a Risk Management Workshop within ‘Black Sea Grain’


On April 9, 2019 INTL FCStone and CME Group will hold a Risk Management workshop “Hedging Strategies to Protect Price Risk” within the 16th International Conference 'Black Sea Grain-2019'.

Workshop will be held in Intercontinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Commodity risk management is a topic well discussed in the Black Sea Region. Some companies are proactive with this, while others continue to learn the process. The purpose of this course is to dig deeper into the strategies commercial firms can use to protect their price risk as well as discuss the new CME Black Sea wheat and corn contracts that can be used to manage price risk.

This course is for intermediate level understanding and will go into futures, options, and OTC strategies that can be utilized for Black Sea participants.  


9:00-9:30 Registration&Coffee 
9:30 Futures/Hedge Basics-Concepts
10:15  Black Sea wheat and corn (BWF, BCF) futures and options overview
10:45  What is the purpose of margin requirements? What is a margin call?  How to manage this?  Why should I choose clearing vs bilateral trade?
11:45  Options: Terminology and Concepts/ Pricing and Delta
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14-00  Over-the-counter (OTC derivative markets)- what is it? How can I use it? How it differs from ‘futures’ trading.
15:00   Common option strategies used
16:00 Coffee
16:30 How to access CME Group markets-
17:00 Market outlook and closing comments



Matt Ammermann

Commodity Risk Manager - Vice President, Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region, INTLFCStone Financial Inc-FCM Division


Eric Hasham

Senior Director

Agricultural Commodities, CME Group


Workshop registration is available here.

Be reminded that ‘Black Sea Grain-2019’ will be held on April 10-11, 2019 in Intercontinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine. Delegates from 35 countries are already on board!

General Sponsor of the Conference - ACTAVA TRADING, Exclusive Exchange Sponsor - CME Group,

Official Sponsors – Cerealcom, ANDE Logistics Services. Legal Sponsor – AVELLUM. Sponsors - Filhet-Allard Maritime, INTL FCStone. Supported by Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture, Ukrainian Grain Association and GAFTA.







For additional information please contact:


Organizing Committee


Tel.: +38 044 364 55 85

          +1 312 248 74 17



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