Commodity trading and risk management

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How executives contemplate ways to achieve high performance in their trading operations?

As executives in the energy, utilities, chemical, metals, mining and forest products industries contemplate ways to achieve high performance in their trading operations, they do so in a global business world that has been fundamentally changed by the credit crisis and global economic downturn. In this new world, companies must also contend with continued volatility in commodity markets—volatility that shows no sign of abating.


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Why Accenture

Accenture draws on its extensive business consulting, systems integration, technology consulting, outsourcing and industry skills to offer solutions to clients in helping to manage risk, lower costs and monetize opportunities in an uncertain and volatile commodity market environment. Our team includes commodity traders and risk managers; front, middle and back-office business analysts; change managers, functional and technical architects to empower trading activities. We enable and support physical trading and commodity price risk management activity across energy, chemicals, and agricultural commodities.


In our work with clients, we focus on creating, embedding and enhancing systems, processes and strategies that help deliver tangible value, such as lowering risk and accelerating projects. We employ an agile methodology that promotes confidence with our clients through structured delivery while accommodating the dynamics of a trading environment.

Our services are grouped broadly into three offerings:

  • Trading operations improvement

  • Trading platforms and related IT

  • Back-office managed services


Accenture and Triple Point, a leading global provider of cloud and on-premise commodity management software, have teamed since 2008, working across the energy, utilities, consumer goods, manufacturing and agricultural business. For more information about Triple Point visit:

Visit Maximizing the Value of Commodity Trading Business to learn more about Accenture’s Trading Operations practice.

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