Hedging Commodity Risk: Can your program weather the storm?

March 28, 2017 | 2PM EST | 1 hour | Online | by Chatham Financial | No CPE or CTP credit available

Prices have recovered from near decade lows. Coordinated supply control is materializing. Producers have started hedging again. Companies who benefit from falling input costs are often unable to pass along the risk presented by rising commodity prices. Amidst the ever-changing dynamics of commodities markets, hedging is designed to create a good news/bad news story that balances the effects of underlying risks with hedging outcomes. Avoid a potential bad news/bad news story by evaluating the trade-offs of potential hedging strategies coupled with your business economics.

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In this webinar, Chatham will cover the following learning objectives:
– Understand the recent drivers of commodity volatility and changes in 2017 that present both risk and opportunity to end users
– Learn about the benefits achieved from a holistically designed commodity hedging program
– Hear challenges that other corporates are experiencing when creating, executing, and managing their commodity risk programs


Amanda BreslinAmanda Breslin leads Chatham’s Corporate Treasury Advisory group, advising corporate clients on risk management strategy, analysis, and execution with respect to interest rate, currency exchange rate, and commodities exposures. During her tenure at Chatham, Amanda has developed broad hedging experience advising corporate clients on complex FX hedging strategies, and advising real estate clients on issues pertaining to REIT structures and in navigating the process of collateral substitutions. Prior to joining Chatham, Amanda was an officer in the Army serving in both Germany and Afghanistan. Amanda received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has earned the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).


Mike BurnsMike Burns is a Director with Chatham’s Hedge Advisory group focusing on commodities for the corporate sector. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies to design and implement both customized and leading-practice commodity hedging programs. These clients include nation-wide agricultural participants, regional and national shipping enterprises, international airlines, and global manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Chatham, he worked for seven years as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. Mike graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Applied Mathematics and earned a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.