Markets

Businesses turn to Amphora for trading software depth, rapid and reliable delivery, and outstanding customer service. Our software solutions offer risk management as well as transactional strategies for global crude oil, refined products, coal and ore, ags, metals and energy derivatives including gas and power.

Markets

Crude Oil & Refined Products

It is no exaggeration to say that the pressure on operating margins within the oil and products industry have never been greater.

Environmental concerns, political instability, and increasing regulatory reporting are all having a significant impact on an already complex industry. In this environment, pressure on operating costs is driving an emphasis on efficiency throughout the supply chain – pricing, contract management, logistics, inventory management, order processing, regulatory tax reporting and settlement all need to become more streamlined.

Amphora’s Commodity Trading and Risk Management solutions were developed to help trading companies to achieve their goals and stay ahead of the competition. Our commodity trading software solutions support your organization’s demands while ensuring maximum functionality. We use state-of-the-art technology to help you organize your workflow, assess market risk, ensure regulatory compliance, improve efficiency and reduce transaction costs.

Product coverage

  • Crude & Refined Products
  • Storage and pipeline contracts
  • Futures
  • Swaps
  • Exchange Traded Options
  • OTC Options

Petrochemical

New suppliers of petrochemical feedstocks and new cracking capacity are fundamentally changing traditional trade flows and business models.

More so than ever, the petrochemicals is a transnational enterprise. The interdependence on the timely delivery of speciality feedstocks creates some significant challenges.

A CTRM platform from Amphora streamlines business processes and improves operational efficiency. Amphora’s Symphony provides decision support tools with a wide range of valuation analyses – value at risk, mark to market, and credit value at risk – which readily integrates with all business units ranging from refining and marketing, to trading and supply.

Product coverage

  • Crude & Refined Products
  • Storage and pipeline contracts
  • Futures
  • Swaps
  • Exchange Traded Options
  • OTC Options

 

LNG and NGL’s

Natural gas continues to evolve into a global industry with disparate regional markets increasingly linked by liquefied natural gas transported in specialist carriers.

Although long term supply contracts dominate the LNG market, spot deals are being made. At Amphora we recognize the need to quickly build ‘what if’ scenarios that test different strategies and take advantage of global arbitrage. Such strategies include disparate price curves, the concept of mark-to-intent and a myriad of fixed and floating fees.

Product coverage

  • Term Deals
  • Contracts of affreightment
  • Storage contracts
  • Futures
  • Swaps
  • OTC Options

Freight

Global shipping markets are exposed to market volatility in the same manner as the very products they transport.

Both freight rates and bunker fuel prices are subject to market movements that need to be proactively managed to protect shippers and shipowners alike. The challenge with freight is complicated by a split service offering in the market today: CTRM providers tend to rely on other platform to cover freight. Not at Amphora. Our dedicated, award winning, freight platform is integrated to commodity trading. User friendly and fully integrated, our software is designed to help you increase productivity, reduce overall operating costs and streamline your workflow.

Product coverage

  • Crude & Refined Product
  • Bunker
  • LPG
  • LNG
  • Coal & Ore
  • Metals & Concentrates
  • AGS

 

Coal & Ore

The coal industry is constantly faced with changing market developments. Amphora offers you state-of-the-art Commodity Trading and Risk Management solutions to assure that you have better control of your trading activities have and achieve the expected results.

By taking a more consistent approach to risk, your organization can track and analyse various issues in order to better identify and mitigate long-term risks and market opportunities.

Product coverage

  • Steam and Coking Coal
  • Futures
  • Exchange Options
  • OTC Options
  • Swaps

 

Metals & Concentrates

Regardless of the challenges you face within the metals industry, our integrated software solutions can help you better meet your goals.

Our commodity trading software is designed to help you make better decisions about your business and is completely customizable for your various needs and processes within the metals industry.

Product coverage

  • Metals & Concentrates
  • Ore
  • Futures
  • Exchange Options
  • OTC Options
  • Swaps

Agriculture

Agricultural products offer a further dimension to other commodity markets in as much that the companies who operate along the value chain tend to be distinct and separate.

In terms of value chain, we see originators/producers leading to interdealers/processors and ending with secondary processors/manufacturers/FMCG.

Amphora’s comprehensive pricing and logistics solution is particularly suitable for interdealer/processors I the edible oils space to capture their trades, perform value added processes, book fulfilment legs and capture their component of a value chain for Risk and PnL. Coupled with a dedicated inhouse freight management system, the Symphony platform fills the gap between origination and FMCG.

Product coverage

  • AGS
  • Futures
  • Swaps (Paper and Physical)
  • Storage contracts
  • Blending and processing
  • Freight