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 risk management is benchmarked against industry best practice.

The 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.