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Aluminium Hedging 101

Aluminium Hedging 101: Introduction to Managing Price Risk - 8-9 June 2021

CRU Events launched a training course for those who are actively involved in the buying or selling of aluminium. Attending the course benefited those looking to understand financial derivatives as an instrument to hedge price risk, protect margins, protect inventories, or offer long-term pricing to their customers. The aluminium market is a unique and challenging environment to manage risk, but this introductory course explained the basics of how financial products work using basic real world scenarios.

Building up from the basics of why firms use these products and what advantages they offer, participants took away a concrete understanding of hedging basics, terminology, and knowledge of the market structure they will need to build a risk management strategy for their own company.


For participants to understand:

  • What is "Hedging," and why do so many companies do it
  • What makes hedging in aluminium different than other commodities
  • The structure of the market and the mechanics of how trades are executed
  • The costs and risk involved 

Virtual Learning

This training course was conducted on our tried and tested virtual platform, which has hosted over 30 virtual events over the last year. The advantages of a virtual course are many - the ability to watch segments both live and on-demand proving particularly useful for executives with busy schedules. There were be resources to download, live networking, and extended time to explore the course material and message the instructors after the live programming with more specific questions.  

At a time when the community is waiting to return to normal, virtual learning also offers the opportunity for interactive strategic discussions with peers from across the aluminium industry.

Sample job titles who would benefit from attending include:

CEO • Chief Financial Officer • Chief Operating Officer • Commercial Manager •  Commodity Leader • Consultant • • Director - Purchasing •  Director of Finance • Director of Marketing • Director of Sales • Director of Supply Chain • EVP - Corporate Finance and Investment Planning • Finance Analyst • General Manager • Global Procurement Manager • Materials Manager • President • Purchasing Manager • Sales Manager • Senior Commodity Manager •  Vice President - Business Development • Vice President - Finance • Vice President - Purchasing • Vice President - Finance and Supply Chain • Vice President - Global Procurement • Vice President - Supply Chain and Operations • Vice President - Business Development and Procurement • Vice President - Manufacturing