TriOptima’s latest triReduce energy compression cycle breaks previous record by 110% eliminating $12.1 billion notional

29 September 2014

New York/London, 29 September 2014 – TriOptima, leading provider of OTC derivative post trade services, announces today that the notional eliminated in the latest triReduce energy cycle grew to $12.1 billion (single-counted), a 110% increase over its previous all-time high cycle in March 2014. Line items eliminated similarly grew by 65%.

Managing credit risk, opening up trading lines and reducing operational risk offer major incentives to energy firms and others to join the compression cycles while reducing capital costs is an additional goal for financial institutions.

With 14 participants, including energy firms and financial institutions, the terminated trades covered a broad spectrum of energy swaps: The $12.1 billion notional translates into 182 million MWh in power both physical forwards and financial swaps terminated, 458 million MWh of natural gas physical forwards terminated, and 5.3 million in MT of coal financial swaps eliminated.

The categories included the following transaction types:

  • Power (physical forwards): Amprion (Germany), CEPS (Czech), ELIA (Belgium), MAVIR (Hungary), NGrid (UK), PSEO (Poland), SEPS (Slovakia), SwissGrid (Switzerland), RTE (France), TenneT (Netherlands), and TERNA (Italy)
  • Power (financial swaps): Nordpool System Price, OMEL (Spain), PUN (Italy)
  • Natural Gas (physical forwards): CEGH (Austria), Gaspool (Germany), NBP (UK), NCG (Germany), PEG-N and PEG-S (France), PSV (Italy), TTF (Netherlands), and Zeebrugge (Belgium)
  • Coal (financial swaps): API#2, API#4, Newcastle GlobalCoal

“This latest compression cycle saw a major increase in participation and results.” said Mattias Palm, TriOptima’s business manager for commodities. “We are seeing strong support grow among commodities market participants as they realize the risk management benefits of triReduce compression. Since 2011 we have terminated $41.2 Billion in commodity swaps, 29% of that in the last cycle.”

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

TriOptima:

Susan Hinko Head of Industry Relations + 1 646 744 0410  susan.hinko@trioptima.com
Candice Adam Argentus PR +44 (0)20 7397 2915 candice.adam@argentuspr.com

About TriOptima

TriOptima is the award-winning provider of post trade risk management services and infrastructure for OTC derivatives. Focused on reducing costs, eliminating operational and credit risk, improving counterparty exposure management, and reducing systemic risk, TriOptima offers a range of services: triReduce to reduce swap inventory and counterparty risk; triResolve to reconcile OTC derivative portfolios, manage disputes and validate trade repository data; triBalance to manage cleared and bilateral counterparty risk and triCalculate to measure and analyze counterparty risk.

TriOptima, an ICAP Group company, maintains offices in London, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, and Tokyo.

www.trioptima.com

About ICAP

ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. Group companies provide services that match buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through our post trade risk and information services we help our customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, go to www.icap.com.

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