SuperDerivatives launches commodities options pricing platform

Source: SuperDerivatives

SuperDerivatives, the benchmark for option pricing, risk management and independent revaluations, has unveiled its state-of-the-art commodity option pricing platform, SD-CM.

The new product complements SuperDerivatives' range of option pricing platforms, which already cover the foreign exchange, fixed income and equity asset classes. The systems are suitable for buy and sell side institutions

SD-CM will provide real time accurate market prices on an exceptionally wide range of commodities, including oil, gas, metals, agriculture, plastic and shipping. Options classes covered include vanilla and all popular exotic options, as well as structured products. The system is fed with data from both the exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Prices are generated by the same SuperDerivatives benchmark model used in all of the company's products. SD-CM will also enable the pricing and risk management of commodity options in any base currency through a link to SD-FX, the foreign exchange option market's benchmark pricing system.

SD-CM has been designed utilizing feedback from commodity market participants. The system has been beta tested for several months and has been found to be extremely accurate.

Lewis Ranieri, Chairman of SuperDerivatives' advisory board says: "The drastic changes in commodity prices have created a huge demand for proper hedging tools. While the commodity options markets have improved over the past few years, they still lack the transparency that they need to become mature markets. Transparency is the key missing ingredient which is preventing them from becoming efficient."

Ranieri adds: "SuperDerivatives successfully added transparency to the currency options market. SD-CM has the potential to revolutionize the commodity options markets in the same way; they will become as efficient as the currency options market is today."

David Gershon, chief executive of SuperDerivatives, says: "The accuracy of pricing that SD-CM provides will take the commodity options markets to a new level. SuperDerivatives now provides a complete solution for accurate pricing and risk management across most asset classes."

SuperDerivatives also provides an independent third-party revaluation service for commodity derivative portfolios books as part of it SD-MM Reval offering.

Gershon concludes: "Our systems provide consolidated risk reports and portfolio revaluations in all the major asset classes. This is the first time in history that listed companies will really be able to comply with the requirements to report fair market valuations. SuperDerivatives is now well on its way to fulfilling its mission to bring transparency to all kinds of options on all asset classes."

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