Founded in 1985, TFS is a global market leader in the inter-dealer brokering of financial and non-financial products. With offices worldwide, TFS Energy brokers a full spectrum of OTC energy and energy-related physical and derivative products, including electricity, natural gas, crude oil and refined products, coal, environmental products, weather derivatives, and exchange-traded futures and options. Today, the Company’s London-based emissions-desk is a leading broker for the emissions markets in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
Emissions trading first began in July 2003 when the European Council formally adopted the Emissions Trading Directive as a measure to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released in the environment.
“The SD-CM platform is enabling TFS users to structure and price emissions strategies quickly, easily and accurately, while providing us with rich and effective risk management functionality” said David Jenkins, Global Manager of Environmental Products, TFS Energy. “We are looking to SuperDerivatives to enable us to deliver definitive trading prices and rich analysis tools for emission options to our clients and trading partners. The platform’s ease-of-use, powerful features and messaging tools will surely help us to quickly grow the emission option trading community”
Carbon emission options is a recent addition to web-based SD-CM which combines real time benchmark pricing with risk management, analytics, hedging and marketing tools for options on energy products, base and precious metals, and agriculture commodities. Other supported energy products include crude oil, natural gas, jet fuel, Nymex/ICE oil products, and residual fuel oil.
“The addition of emission options to our platform reflects SuperDerivatives’ strong commitment to continuously be at the forefront of all derivative options developments. An evolving market such as Carbon Emissions demands the level of benchmark pricing that only SuperDerivatives can deliver. The resulting increased transparency and risk management capabilities are bound to increase liquidity and expand the market – a process we have repeated time and again in various option markets globally,” said David Gershon, President and CEO, SuperDerivatives. “We are happy to contribute in any way, and especially in cooperation with an esteemed partner such as TFS, to help the reduction of emissions.”
SuperDerivatives’ products, including real-time pricing and analytics systems, risk management systems, portfolio revaluation services, options market data portal and online trading capabilities, are used by numerous companies from both the buy and sell side. Its pricing platforms are used by almost all the banks around the world that are active in options, as well as by numerous corporations, asset managers, hedge funds, auditors and central banks.
SuperDerivatives’ benchmark option pricing model is the only publicly visible and market tested model whose accuracy in generating real market prices for all types of derivatives has been proven and validated continuously for several years.