Our European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team consists of highly experienced industry specialists who aim to arrange and participate in structured commodity solutions. This may include physical commodity price hedging; off-take, transport, storage, marketing and supply of physical commodities; tolling structures; prepayments and inventory financing, and commercial optimization of energy assets.
Freepoint’s value proposition in EMEA markets is deploying our diversified industry expertise beyond the traditional commodity hubs. Integrating our logistics and storage capabilities with creative trading and structured services, Freepoint is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions to the natural gas, power and emissions markets, as well as our globally-traded products.
Freepoint’s emissions trading team is actively engaged in the European Union Emission Trading System (ETS) by trading on multiple platforms and OTC markets. We provide hedging solutions to our counterparties to help them manage their price exposure and compliance obligations. Depending on their needs, these can vary from vanilla hedges to structured solutions.
Freepoint’s knowledge of Asian markets ensures a steady and secure supply for the China market through its agricultural business in Asia. With rising incomes and increased urbanization, China’s demand for edible oils is expected to continue rising at a healthy pace for the foreseeable future and we will be there to help our counterparties meet that demand.
We import and distribute edible oils from all major origins: North American, South America and Southeast Asia. In addition, Freepoint offers Risk Management, Trade Finance and Structured Finance solutions for our customers to help improve price transparency and stability to enhance supply chain efficiency.
As part of our commitment to sustainable growth, Freepoint’s agricultural business also sources and supplies renewable feedstocks, both crop and waste-based, to meet the world’s growing demand for biofuels.
Freepoint is a significant participant in the physical and financial natural gas markets in Europe, with operations based out of our London and Geneva offices. Our activities stretch across the main European trading hubs in the UK, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Austria and Spain. We also trade cross-border at various locations throughout Europe.
We are uniquely positioned to provide structured solutions to our counterparties, to help them monetize their portfolios to manage risk. Freepoint has a portfolio of storage and transportation capacities to back its trading activities.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Freepoint’s LNG team offers tailored solutions for our customer’s short and long-term LNG requirements, including local natural gas sourcing, liquification, shipping, and delivery. Our global natural gas footprint enables us to provide comprehensive price discovery and economic optimization.
Freepoint trades physical and/or financial electricity contracts in most established European power markets such as Germany, UK, Benelux, France, Austria, Switzerland, and in emerging markets such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
Our experienced traders and originators are also able to optimize cross-border opportunities by purchasing capacity and flowing power between various locations. We are meeting our counterparties’ demands for optimizing their assets through physical tolls, structured profiles, and various financing arrangements.
Freepoint Metals & Concentrates LLC (FMC) is a leading merchant in the global market for base metal concentrates. FMC trades solely as a principal and physical market maker, having long standing relationships with most major global mining and smelting companies. FMC offers financial, technical, and commercial solutions to the mining sector for negotiated offtakes. By integrating our market knowledge across the industry value chain, FMC is able to identify and capture arbitrage opportunities in real time on a global basis. FMC can respond to supply and demand changes and offer our counterparties solutions that address the immediate and long-term imbalances caused by such events.
FMC has an outstanding reputation for the consistency of our efficient and reliable physical trading execution and working responsibly with its customers.
Our success is attributable to the high level of expertise and tenure of its management team, traders and operators, most of whom have spent their entire careers in the industry, acquiring skills and developing relationships across the entire metals industry value chain.
Freepoint has deep-rooted global expertise in oil and oil product markets from well-to-wheel. Our value proposition is underpinned by our ability to offer vertical solutions for our counterparties.
Freepoint’s team of industry experts invests in and manages strategic oil infrastructure and logistics assets to achieve transactional efficiencies, enhance risk mitigation, and maximize flexibility to capitalize on global arbitrage.
We have the operational capability to source global crude oil streams from oil majors, while retaining the ability to transact with boutique producers. We then leverage technology to enhance our physical logistics capabilities to gather and blend material for our counterparties utilizing our access to a network of trucks, rail, barges, vessels, and tankage. Our oil products business specializes in the full range of refined products, offering optionality to end-users.
Our physical trading platform is supported by a group of deeply analytical professionals who provide market insights to our counterparties and allow Freepoint to be on the leading edge of energy transition opportunities.