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Thomas Schmitz

Conference

Head of Sales

European Energy Exchange EEX AG

Thomas started his career with Deutsche Bank in Germany in Private Wealth Management in 1994 before moving to Investment Banking in 1999. In 2000 he joined Enron Europe first in Enron's physical gas business and later on trading European power markets. Between 2002 and 2006 Thomas worked in similar trading and sales roles for Aquila, BHP Billiton and BNP Paribas before joining Constellation Global Commodities as Head of Origination for Continental Europe. In 2009 Thomas relocated to Sydney, Australia, taking on the role of Global Head of Business Development for d-cyphaTrade (now ASX Energy). In September 2013 Thomas joined the European Energy Exchange AG as Head of Sales - Clearing & ISV, Coal & Freight to run their London office.

Presentation

Risk Management – How Other Industries Do It

14:35
Day One

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017

In today’s volatile energy markets it has become ever more important to hedge your company’s exposure to the fluctuations of power and gas as well as coal and freight prices. After Enron in 2001 and Lehman Brothers in 2008 wholesale energy market participants are very aware of the credit risk in the market and therefore use centrally cleared futures and options such as those listed at the European Energy Exchange to hedge their exposure. The presentation will focus on how companies in energy intensive industries can hedge relatively complex portfolios using standardized products in the wholesale market, thereby reducing their cost of energy, and at the same time, by accessing a centrally cleared market, reducing their counterparty credit risk. 

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