Merchant Trading

Freepoint offers management of the entire commodity chain

Success is defined as adding value throughout the commodities chain, but never at the detriment of our reputation – our corporate values are embedded every step of the way.

We view every commodity transaction from multiple angles: strategic position, supply risk, demand risk, credit risk, and market risk. The Freepoint team can offer varying scales of solutions to help you succeed, adding efficiencies to your assets and transactions while effectively mitigating risk.

Physical Asset Management

When managing physical assets, Freepoint draws upon an extensive network of global strategic relationships to execute value-creating transactions for our counterparties with interests in transportation, terminals, storage, power plants, and other property categories.

Our collective, in-depth experience in physical assets means our counterparties can rely on our ability to optimize the movement, storage, and transformation of commodities.

Carbon Credits and Emission Trading

Chinese National Carbon Trading Scheme

The APAC carbon team is evaluating opportunities throughout the carbon chain, broadening its partner base, and seeking to become an active participant in the Chinese National Carbon Trading Scheme.

•       Route-to-market services

•       Carbon asset management services

•       Green industry & carbon abatement project investment

•       Carbon related project development services


European Emissions

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.

Global Agricultural Products

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.


Global Natural Gas

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.

European Gas

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 and manage risk. Freepoint has a portfolio of storage and transportation capacities to back its trading activities.

North American Gas

Freepoint’s natural gas team leverages years of trading and physical asset management experience to bring creative structured solutions to counterparties. Our team manages sales, purchase, storage and transport logistics across the entirety of North America for producers, midstream entities and end users.

In addition, our team has extensive experience managing a wide range of risks in the physical natural gas market, including: pricing risks, basis risks and operational risks. Our platform allows our counterparties to leverage our expertise to manage not just the risks they face today, but also the risks they will face tomorrow.

Global Power

The Freepoint team trades in US power markets within the ISO territories. We can offer unique structured solutions to our counterparties because our company culture is entrepreneurial and favors creative, adaptable solutions.

Our experienced staff can provide physical asset management services and energy management services that include all bidding and scheduling of power plants, associated fuel management, and ISO settlements for physical assets throughout North America.

As the generation stack is constantly evolving, Freepoint is proactive in seeking new opportunities to invest in, or provide services to manage renewable power generation.

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.

Global Metals and Concentrates

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.


Global Oil and Oil Products

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.