Manufacturers input their price exposure needs in a simple and intuitive interface.
materialx allows transactional counterparties to communicate efficiently and with confidence.
Hedging is provided through fixed price swaps or through PLimTM contracts that provide upside price protection in exchange for upfront paid premiums.
materialx allows customers to examine historical raw material pricing behavior and simulate outcomes of pricing scenarios with clarity. No need to maintain multiple spreadsheets.
Customers can create price risk hedging scenarios and protection strategies that can be readily socialized and understood within their organizations.
Reach mutually agreeable terms through an intuitive negotiation protocol with just a few clicks.
Strict electronic record keeping secures the integrity and traceability of each transaction.
In this digital age, avoid potential misunderstandings negotiated over a phone call or chat.
State of the art digital execution of contracts.
Platform allows customers to manage contracts during their lifetimes towards their maturity, while visualizing and simulating cash flow scenarios.
Post trade snapshots of hedging positions allow customers to assess the effectiveness of price protection strategies.
New York financiers or Silicon Valley technologists don’t think like manufacturers. We do. Our Detroit based manufacturing roots give us a deep understanding of why many companies avoid hedging their raw material price risks.
The materialx platform offers evaluation, negotiation, execution, and tracking of raw material price protection contracts with just a few clicks. It is designed by and for manufacturers, particularly small or midsized ones who may be unfamiliar with price risk hedging.
materialx enables customers to say: “This is the first time I can bring my finance, sales and procurement teams on board to do a raw material hedge.” materialx drives down the complexity of price risk protection for all stakeholders and facilitates sharing all relevant information using terms understandable to those without financial industry backgrounds.
materialx is a strategic management tool that enables manufacturers to engage their sales, purchasing, and finance teams to gain unprecedented bottom line visibility by protecting against raw material price uncertainty.
Our cloud based platform is designed to democratize financial hedging and make it accessible, even to less experienced customers. materialx is a single dealer platform that complements your existing channels through easy integration, built-in scalability, and broad configuration options. With materialx there’s no need to build new in-house systems – our turnkey solution provides what you’ll need.
In addition to being fully featured and easy to deploy, materialx is broadly configurable. It accommodates hedging of virtually any raw materials and units. The platform can also be white labeled and integrated with your legacy systems. materialx easily expands your branded offerings to new and existing customers.
materialx enables brokers to quickly unlock the potential of the underserved small and midsize manufacturing segment by offering capabilities to evaluate, negotiate, execute and track hedging contracts directly in just a few clicks. Providing these capabilities can increase participation, add liquidity to the market, and allow you to aggregate supply and demand.
Whether your growth strategy is driven by engaging new customers or increasing transaction volume from your customer base, adding the materialx platform to your array of offerings can drive results. Grow your market share, your customer satisfaction, and your brand leadership perception by being among the first to offer this industry changing hedging capability to a large, underserved market.
Raw material producers of all sizes are subject to fluctuations of commodity markets and their ability to impact their top and bottom lines. The materialx platform allows underserved markets on the buy side to engage in the practice of raw material price risk hedging with just a few clicks. This provides opportunities for raw material producers to protect themselves from raw material price decreases by participating on the sell side with a broker counterparty that aggregates buy side demand.
In addition to protecting against market-driven price decreases, materialx provides raw material producers with opportunities to monetize inventories and develop incremental revenue streams, especially during periods of decreasing or stagnant raw material pricing. materialx provides an easy and accessible means for broader market engagement and increased revenue generation.
Net Alpha Financial Systems, the technology company developing solutions to increase participation in the raw material price hedging market, today announced the introduction of the materialx platform.learn more