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Introduction to the London Metal Exchange and Hedging: Three Days

Understand core services of pricing, hedging & delivery with LME
  • The LME’s 3-day introductory course is an essential tool in helping market participants understand how the Exchange operates.

    It will provide you with an understanding of the key services provided by the LME and demonstrate how these services can improve your organisation’s approach to price risk management. Both theoretical and practical skills developed at this course can be applied easily in the workplace.


    This course is made up of three separately bookable modules:
    Day 1: Introduction to the London Metal Exchange: One Day
    Day 2: Hedging with LME Futures: One Day
    Day 3:
    Hedging with LME Options: One Day

    If you wish to book for two of these modules, please contact

    What will you learn?
    • Become familiar with the LME’s prompt date structure and trading procedures
    • Gain a full understanding of the LME’s market terminology
    • Understand the benefits of the delivery process used by the LME
    • Gain an understanding of the role of LME Clear
    • Learn how to access the LME through member firms
    • Understand how effective price risk management can be achieved with LME services
    • Gain an understanding of the benefits of hedging with futures and options across all sectors of the industry

    Benefits for your organisation

    Your organisation will benefit from having employees with a clear understanding of how the LME operates and how its core services of pricing, hedging, and delivery can benefit the company.



    Who should attend

    Day 1: Introduction to the London Metal Exchange: One Day

    This course is suitable for you if you have little or no knowledge of the London Metal Exchange’s operations and want to learn how these services can add value to your business.

    Day 2: Hedging with LME Futures: One Day

    This course is suitable for you if you want to know more about metals futures and the management of price risk on the LME. It is advised that you take 'Introduction to the LME' before attending this course to fully benefit from this session.

    Day 3: Hedging with LME Options: One Day

    This course is suitable for you if you have little or no knowledge of traded options and want to know more about the use of options as a price risk management tool in the metal industry.

    During October in LME week, delegates will also be able to book Day 4: Introduction to LME Warehousing and Physical Trading: One Day as part of a week long booking. Please contact if you wish to do so



    Note - A good level of spoken and written English is required to attend this course. Delegates should be of an intermediate standard in English at a minimum. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - as a guide the level required is B2. 


  • DAY 1

    The Context Of The IPP Within The Power Sector

     Power Market Structures from Horizontal and Vertical Unbundling to Privatization
     Difference of Single Buyer PPA and Wholesale market PPA
     Importance of Energy System Planning and Public Procurement of IPPs
     Competiveness and Transparency within Tenders and Unsolicited Proposals
     Local content and potential conflicts of interest

     Mexico power sector reform: from zero to heroe
     Vietnam's IPPs Sector Toward Market Liberalisation
     South Africa best practice IPP procurement program or not?

    Context of the PPA within the project set-up
     Main risks of an IPP during developing, construction and operation
     Role of project contracts to mitigate risks
     Why a PPA at all and the fit into the overall project set-up
     Understanding the link to Project Finance
     Lenders requirements and debt ratios

    CASE STUDY: Financial Structure of Oman Sohar2 Natural Gas IPP

    Overall structure of a PPA
     Definition of commercial terms
     Risk to bankability
     Obligations and Undertakings of each party
     Conditions Precedents to be on the safe side
     PPA Definitions and Annexes

    GROUP WORK: Seller & Buyer Role Play getting to terms

    PPA Timing and Milestones

     From Signing to Expiry Date
     Scheduled Dates, Actual Dates and Events
     Changing Rights and Obligations at each dates
     Release of obligations in certain events
     Pre-COD and Post-COD periods
     Periods to exercise rights, notify and cure
     Termination rights not meeting milestones

    GROUP WORK: Analysis & Comparison of two PPA timelines as the core framework for allocating risk between seller and buyer

    DAY 2
    Pre-Commercial Operation Date Period


     Order of execution of other project contracts
     Back to back requirements with the EPC contractor
     Development bonds, Performance Bonds and Letter of credits
     Fine tuning with the Fuel Supply Agreement and Interconnection Agreement
     Bankable Insurance program for the IPP and EPC contractor
     Delays caused by lack of utilities, equipment, grid connection and conditions of site
     Definitions of achieved, declared, contracted and minimum capacities
     Delay and Performance Liquidated Damages – calculation and different structures
     Testing & Handover procedures and risk to achieve COD on time
     Declaration of Commercial Operation Date – an idea becomes reality
     Deemed COD, Capacity and Energy – as-of clauses to keep going

    Post-Commercial Operation Date Period


     Delivery Point, Metering and Losses – the devil is in the detail
     Invoicing, Billing and Payments procedures or show me the money
     Impact on working capital requirements and bankability
     Availability, Planned Maintenance Outages and requested changes
     Timing and Charges for Black, Cold, Warm and Hot start
     Requirements for heat rate, fuel specifications, quality and storage
     Prudent Utility Practice, emergency procedures and manufacturer warranties
     Non-discriminatory economic dispatch and conflict of interest
     Allowed Grid Unavailability Periods, Curtailment and Deemed Energy provisions

    Events beyond Business-As-Usual


     Dispute Resolution, Cure Periods and Arbitration
     Lenders Step-in Rights
     Political and Natural Force Majeure Events
     Changes of Law and Stabilization clauses
     Consequences of Force Majeure and Changes of Law
     Seller or Buyer Event of Default
     Termination rights of PPA by either side
     Put and Call options and buyout pricing methodology

    GROUP EXERCISE: Structured Risk Allocation between Seller and Buyer
    Throughout the day delegates will work through a long list of questions on each topic to identify the risk taking on by the Seller and Buyer respectively by analysing sample clauses from a range of fuel based and renewable PPAs.

    DAY 3

    PPA Tariff Structures
     Understanding Levelized Cost of Electricity, Cost of Capital and their impact on tariffs
     Tariff Structures for fuel based and intermittent power generation technologies
     Take-or-Pay versus Take-and-Pay contracts
     Capacity and Energy Charge and Pass-Through Clauses
     The rational for indexation and escalation of local, foreign inflation and currencies
     Seasonal weighting factors in a PPA
     Locational Marginal Pricing and grid charges
     Competitive Tenders for Tariffs with Cost Openers
     Marginal Cost and the Merit Order Effect in competitive wholesale electricity markets
     Contract for Differences, Sleeved and Synthetic PPA structures

    CASE STUDY: Split tariff and indexation in Egypt and Bangladesh PPAs

    GROUP EXERCISES: Tariff simulation and sensitivity analysis of key variables for various types of remuneration schemes

     Quasi fiscal deficit and non-cost reflective tariffs within emerging markets
     Corporate offtakers as the new kids on the block
     Credit Support for Offtaker and Project Company's Obligations
     Escrow Accounts and Structural measures as liquidity facilities
     Government guarantees and limitations in obtaining them
     Partial Risk Guarantee and the requirements of an indemnity agreement
     Political Risk Insurance covering debt and equity providers
     Currency Convertibility risk and difficulties to mitigate them
     Currency risk hedging and risk guarantee fund
     Local currency lending
     Export Credit Agencies, Developments Finance Institutions and Multilateral Banks

    - Indonesian Infrastructure Guarantee Fund buffering PLN payments
    - Azura-Edu gas power project– the white unicorn in Nigeria
    - AES Tiete: Expansion plant in Brazil
    - Bujagali Hydro Power project in Uganda from trouble to
    - GuarantCo and TCX going where nobody dares to go
    - Lake Turkana Wind project – it had to happen…late
    - TermoEmcali Colombia Natural Gas Project
    - IFC and the Tata Mundra Power Plant in India
    - …plus selective other case studies according to upcoming discussions!

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Emma Jenkins

    My banking career started with modelling, pricing and structuring interest rate, FX and commodity derivatives. Now, I divide my time between consulting to commodity companies and delivering training courses in this area.


    The course director has many years’ experience covering commodity markets, derivative pricing and structuring, and loan origination. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, with a BSc Hons, a gold medal and Foundation Scholarship in Mathematics, she commenced her banking career in the Goldman Sachs graduate program. After this, she joined Westpac Banking Corporation where she was responsible for the design and implementation of derivative pricing models for the interest rate and FX trading desks. She moved into the commodity arena when she joined Credit Suisse to market complex hedge structures in precious metals and associated financings. She later joined Macquarie Bank as a specialist commodity director, where she provided a complete banking service to clients in the base and precious metals, and oil and gas sectors. She is currently a director of a consulting business which specialises in commodity price risk management and related expert witness work. Her clients range from central banks and regulators, large miners, traders and manufacturers, wealth managers, through to small import/export businesses, thereby giving her a unique insight into the issues facing the many market participants.



This programme takes place on a non-residential basis at a Central Dubai Hotel.

Non-residential course fees include training facilities, documentation, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the programme. Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, however, a list of convenient hotels (many at specially negotiated rates) is available upon registration.

Dubai has an incredible number of hotels. Courses held here are mainly held at the:

Nassima Royal Hotel
Plot 49 Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre District Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nassima Royal Hotel is a modern, stylish, luxury hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. Towering at 51 stories, the hotel offers stunning views over Dubai and its iconic landmarks.

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