Fastmarkets NewGen risk management

Enable risk management using futures contracts

With the volatility of the battery materials market, Fastmarkets NewGen lithium futures and cobalt futures contracts enable you access to risk management solutions as you make strategic business decisions. We work with global exchanges to help market participants to secure rates and reduce exposure to price volatility and the challenges it brings to managing margins and costs.

What futures contracts are available?

If you are interested in using futures contracts to help secure rates and reduce exposure to price volatility, there are a number of contracts available with these exchanges:

How will a risk management plan help?

Read the latest risk management insights

These actionable insights allow you to take a more strategic approach to risk management for your business.

This week, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched option contracts on lithium hydroxide, which are cash-settled and differ from many of the CME commodity options on futures

Abaxx Exchange Pte Ltd plans to launch its new nickel sulfate futures contract by the end of this year and is looking at other contracts in the battery raw materials space, its president told Fastmarkets in a recent interview

Market participants in the battery raw materials supply chain will have an increasing need to hedge lithium carbonate to mitigate price risks, and demand for this will soon grow in both Europe and North America

More businesses are turning to price reporting agencies like Fastmarkets and chief procurement officers (CPOs) are looking for protection against adverse price movements and to identify new buying opportunities

Financially settled contracts for metals have grown in popularity over the last 12 months, and this likely played a role in a change of ownership at Traxys

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission starts reporting cobalt futures position information

More Fastmarkets NewGen products to help you

Keep on top of volatility with battery materials news and intel

Trade on market-reflective prices

Access critical short- and long-term forecasts in a new generation of energy markets

Gain a competitive edge in the emerging battery recycling market

Providing greater transparency into the cost of key Li-ion cell components

Fastmarkets’ energy events give you a front-row seat to one of the most dynamic and critical markets in today’s economy as we make the strategic transition to a low-carbon economy.

We recognize the importance of being clear about our price assessment and index process. Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles. Find out how our price reporters and analysts assess and forecast prices in agriculture, forest products and metals

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