Structured Products Team

Managing price risk on physical commodities with financial instruments requires experience to do it right. Businesses prefer to focus on their operation rather than the intricacies of hedging with derivatives.

Oahu Capital's structured products division has an experienced team who will devise tailored risk management strategies for our clients’ unique needs. This offering uses both exchange traded and over-the-counter (OTC) like products to create meaningful alternatives to some of the basic hedging strategies typically employed.

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Exchange Cleared Products vs. Bilateral OTC

  • Exchange Cleared products do not require a credit department or credit review process
  • Exchange Cleared products allow clients to trade with anyone (central clearing)
  • No counter party risk (bilateral: risk of default)
  • Price transparency
  • Security (not dependent upon counter party)
  • Margin (pay to play vs credit)
  • All products are mark to market and margined on a daily basis

Why Exchange Cleared Products on CME Clearport/ICE vs Futures?

  • Products align more with producers and end users
  • Monthly average products correlate better for hedging price risk (effective vs ineffective: FASB)
  • Futures hedge is based upon last trading day price
  • Futures have a delivery component on expiration
  • Monthly average products are financially settled (no delivery)

OTC Exotic Products

Unique hedging portfolios require unique solutions - we’ve got just what you’re looking for.

Oahu Capital is proud to offer clients access to a 24/7 over-the-counter (OTC) desk through our Structured Products Division. These OTC products are designed as a tailored risk management solution for commodity based consumers and producers. This risk management tool complements our existing product offering, allowing end users and producers the ability to customize their hedges through a tailored product offering.

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otc structures

OTC Exotic Structured products are agreed upon contracts between two counterparties that allow full customization and creativity to meet your risk mitigation needs. Exchange-traded options have fixed strikes, expirations, and characteristics that create many layers of limitations. This complimentary tailored risk mitigation approach allows for a fully flexible hedging tool.

Our team works directly with you to identify your unique risks and needs and then develops a tailored strategy around those needs, thus limiting your exposure to price risk.

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otc products

These products can vary from swaps that function like classic futures and options, to structured products which use multiple products or contracts to achieve specific targets.

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