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Introduction to Steel Hedging: Managing Price Risk Course

We will be running the Introduction to Steel Hedging Training Course live in Chicago and Pittsburgh in 2023.
April 26, 2023 - LIVE in Chicago
June 20, 2023 - LIVE in Pittsburgh

Attend each for only $ 1,500

Steel Market Update
 and Spencer Johnson, StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division, along with the CME Group, will be conducting a workshop for those who are actively involved in the buying or selling of steel. This workshop is tailored for 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 flat rolled steel market is a unique and challenging environment to manage risk, but this introductory course will explain the basics of how financial products work for the steel industry through basic real world scenarios.

Building up from the basics of why firms use these products and what advantages they offer, participants will take 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.

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"I highly recommend the Steel Market Update Introduction to Steel Hedging course to anyone who may find themselves intimidated or confused by futures. The basic concepts are explained in great clarity. The instructors provide realistic examples that, when put into practice, can improve your company's sustainability by mitigating inventory risk, and expanding the diversity of product offerings to your customers. I highly recommend attending an in-person class if possible. Many thanks to the team!" - Ben Burgett, Product Manager, Superior Steel Supply

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Participants will understand:

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

Steel Hedging 101: John Packard, Publisher and Founder, SMU

Virtual learning

This workshop will be conducted on our tried and tested virtual platform, which we have been using for more than nine months due to the pandemic. 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 will be resources to download, live networking, and extended time to explore the workshop 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 steel industry.

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Participants who have joined the course included:

President & CEO • Director - GSE Global Supply Chain • Director of Supply Chain • Vice President • Operations Associate • CEO • CFO • Coated Metals Sales Manager • Commercial Manager •  Commodity Leader • Consultant • Category Manager • COO • Director - Purchasing •  Director of Finance • Director of Marketing • Director of Sales • Supply Chain • EVP, Corporate Finance and Investment Planning • Finance Analyst • Lead Financial Data Analyst • GCM • General Manager • Global Category Procurement Manager • Materials Manager • PM • President • Purchasing Manager • Raw Material Procurement Manager •  Sales Manager Sales Manager - Automotive • Sr Commodity Manager • Vice President •  Vice President - Business Development • Vice President - COO • Vice President - Finance • Vice President - Purchasing • Vice President Finance and Supply Chain • Vice President of Global Procurement • Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations • VP Business Development and Procurement • VP of Manufacturing & Steel Sales