QCS’ pricing team has a proven track record in sugar and foreign currency and substantial experience in trading and risk management.
Our pricing expertise is underpinned by a clearly articulated and world-class price risk management strategy that delivers the highest achievable pool returns, complemented by a low risk profile. Our strategy is approved by the QCS Board, and our risk management is benchmarked against industry best practice.
Our risk management strategy for QCS-managed pricing utilises a range of tools, including:
- active trading
- ‘real-time’ trading (we trade when the world sugar markets are open, so we see emerging trends and issues immediately)
- appropriate use of foundation and structural hedges
- price risk protection matched to the pricing environment.
This strategy is aimed at reducing the variability of pool outcomes.