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Beverage Manufacturer Reduces Aluminum Price Risk by Implementing Hedge Strategy
MARKETS: METALS | COMMODITY: ALUMINUM | CLIENT: BEVERAGE PRODUCER

Situation

A fast-growth beverage producer had a long-standing practice of locking in physical prices with its aluminum can suppliers. This form of “physical hedging” left the company subject to supplier credit risk and with an inability to verify if quoted prices were accurate or current. Furthermore, given that the physical hedges were specific to certain can sizes and volumes, they were not portable as demand changed. As a result, the company was often overpaying for the aluminum component of its can contracts.

Outcome

The elements for success are now in place: an internal risk team, a strategy to recognize and adjust to market movements, and a partner to execute hedges efficiently. The company is better positioned to manage aluminum market fluctuations.

The beverage company is now able to budget more effectively, forecast margins, and improve its competitive positioning - all while utilizing financial hedges that can easily be replaced and adjusted as demand changes.

 

“We were referred to AEGIS by a trusted supplier. We needed better visibility into our aluminum exposure and more flexibility into controlling our aluminum costs. Working with AEGIS has allowed us to quickly benefit from hedging without the burden of hiring internal experts.”


Leadership Team   |   Beverage Producer

 

No representation is being made that any client will or is likely to achieve hedge profits similar to those discussed in this case study. This testimonial is not indicative of future performance or success. Commodity interest trading involves risk and, therefore, is not appropriate for all persons; failure to manage commercial risk by engaging in some form of hedging also involves risk. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There is no guarantee that hedge program objectives will be achieved. Neither this trading advisor nor any of its trading principals offer a trading program to clients, nor do they propose guiding or directing a commodity interest account for any client based on any such trading program. This case study is not required to be, and has not been, filed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"). The CFTC does not pass upon the adequacy or accuracy of this commodity trading advisor disclosure. Consequently, the CFTC has not reviewed or approved this case study.

 

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